Corona information

This page contains the Linnaeus Union's information related to Covid-19. 

Remember that there might be differences in what’s happening in your home country and what’s going on where you are in Sweden. To avoid unnecessary rumour spreading, be sure to get your information from secure sources such as government agencies and reputable media, for ex The Public Health Agency, The goverment , The Local, and 1177

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Students who are ill are usually referred to the campus health clinic but it is currently closed. Instead students are referred to the medical clinic Teleborg. 

The medical clinic is open 7am to 5pm Mon to Fri. Phone to 0470-586770, from an international +46 470 586770. Wait for the speaker voice to say “For information in English press 8”. This takes a about 1 minute into the call. Follow the instructions. Do NOT press ”3”, instead hold and press ”#” if you don’t have a swedish personal number. 

Before booking or going to an appointment at the Health clinic, read this: https://www.1177.se/…/what-to-do-if-you-need-medical-help/
 

The Health clinic also refers to the National Health guide 1177.se for guidance on COVID-19 and other illnesses. However, it is not so easy to navigate on the site as a non-Swedish speaker. 1177 is also a phone number and it is open 24/7. If you have questions or concerns about your health, also if it is not related to the Corona virus, it is recommended to advise 1177 before contacting the Teleborg clinic. When not calling from a Swedish number, dial +46 771 11 77 00.


In need of a pcr-test for travelling? The medical clinics do not perform pcr-tests or certificates for travelling. If you need a negative test for travelling you must consult a private clinic. Such a test costs about SEK2000.
Are you ill or need medical advise?
Linnaeus University has arranged with Region Kalmar that international students may turn to Stensö hälsocentral and Kvarnholmens hälsocentral. Should these two clinics both be fully booked you will be referred to the medical clinic of the week, see below.
 
Region Kalmar uses the system of “medical clinic of the week”: those not registered to a clinic (and cannot go to the ones mentioned above) will be referred to the clinic of the week.
 
This system is used when all medical clinics have a high inflow of patients. However, the main recommendation is to contact the National Health guide at 1177 from where you will be guided to the medical clinic available. If you have questions or concerns about your health, also if it is not related to the Coronavirus, it is recommended to advise 1177 before contacting a medical clinic. When calling from an international number, dial +46 771 11 77 00.
 
If needed to contact a medical clinic by yourself, note that when calling from a Swedish number, dial 0480-XXXXXX, international +46 480 XXXXXX. A Swedish speaker voice says a few things. Do not hang up, instead wait until you hear the speaker voice saying, “For information in English press X”. This takes about 30 seconds into the call. Follow the instructions given.
 
Get tested for Covid-19
The medical clinic you are referred to will evaluate your condition and arrange testing if needed.

In need of a pcr-test for travelling? The medical clinics do not perform pcr-tests or certificates for travelling. If you need a negative test for travelling you must consult a private clinic. Such a test costs about SEK2000.

If you have tested positive for covid-19, you are obligated to inform your teacher whether you have had close contact with anyone else at the university during the last 24 hours before you first started showing symptoms. The university must collect certain information to get a good basis for decisions concerning whether we (temporarily or more long-term) need to change our study forms, alternatively, in an extraordinary situation, shut down.  

Corona info in LNU's website: https://lnu.se/corona 

LNU at facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/linneuniversitetet 

Växjö: Due to the new stricter guidelines for the Region of Kronoberg, the reception will be closed. We in the staff usually work from home. For us, however, it is important that students have somewhere to turn and you are welcome to contact us by phone, email or via our social media. If you need to pick up a welcome pack or visit us in another case, we refer you to our outdoor expedition, which is open on Thursdays 12:15-13:15 outside Tufvan.

Kalmar: Due to the new stricter guidelines for Kalmar County, the expedition will be closed. We in the staff usually work from home. For us, however, it is important that students have somewhere to turn and you are welcome to contact us by phone, email or via our social media.

Please have a look at our page about distance studying  

Sivans and Slottsstallarna are currently closed. For current info from the pubs, see their Facebook pages: 

Sivans 

Slottsstallarna 

Information regarding pub nights in Kalmar will be posted on our "Ongoing" page.

Med anledning av de lokala råden för Region Kronoberg och Region Kalmar har vi bestämt att ställa in medlemskaffet på båda orterna tills vidare. Vi avråder vi från alla former av sociala sammankomster så som fester, sittningar, fysiska möten och andra event som innebär att man träffas flera samtidigt. 

Våra event kommuniceras på våra Facebooksidor för Växjö and Kalmar.

Examples of measures taken by the housing companies are not to deal with faults in the apartments if the person living there is cold or ill. In that case they only handle emergency matters. They also encourage residents to avoid visiting their offices if possible. 

For detailed info, contact your landlord: 

Kalmarhem 

Växjöbostäder 

Heimstaden 

Stubor 

SBS Studentbostäder i Sverige 

CSN kommer att betalas ut som vanligt så länge som universitetets verksamhet fortskrider. Vid de fall där undervisningen sker via digitala läroformer kommer universitetet att meddela ändringarna till CSN och man kommer fortfarande att få utbetalda lån och bidrag som innan. Se info från CSN i denna länk 

Keep up to date on what your insurance includes.

The Student Welfare office (at the university, not to be mixed up with a medical centre) offer counselling to students, free of charge. Read more at: https://lnu.se/en/student/service-and-support/student-welfare/

Do you have questions?

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