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, Svenska Dagbladet and 1177
Students should be allowed to take responsibility
The Linnaeus Union supports that teaching in selected courses will once again be conducted on site. Many students have longed to meet their classmates and teachers, and many have been looking forward to more suitable studying environments than the kitchen table or living room sofa. We are convinced that the return to physical education benefits both learning and well-being.
At the same time, we must remember that the pandemic is not yet over, and that everyone must take their responsibility for limiting the spread of infection. In order for a student to take that responsibility, it is crucial that those who show symptoms can stay at home without their studies being overly affected. The Linnaeus Union therefore thinks it is important that all teaching is carried out with all the flexibility that the individual course conditions allow, and that students receive early and clear information regarding what actual adjustments can be made to the course they are taking.
We at the Student Union have worked to get concrete information to teachers regarding this possibility and after the efforts and encouragement of the educational reponsibles, the university has released the following information to its teachers:
If students are unable to attend the teaching due to COVID symptoms
Individual students may need to stay at home because they have symptoms (including mild symptoms) of COVID-19 or because they are waiting for test results and thus should not participate in lectures on site on our premises. We will try to make the teaching available to the students in an appropriate way. Examples of alternative ways to participate can be via Zoom or recordings, etc. Similarly, it is important that we are accommodating in terms of catching up with mandatory elements.
We are not currently in a position to offer an advanced hybrid lecture. The university does not have adequate equipment available for hybrid lectures in all halls, and it can also be problematic to maintain an equal and legally secure education.
The Student Union encourages students to seize these opportunities and to make use of them if symptoms arise to reduce the risk of spreading infection here on our campuses!
Succeed with your distance studies
LNU's Corona Page
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.
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.
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
Vi har öppet som vanligt igen och är till stor del på plats på kontoren. Se våra aktuella öppettider på respektive ort i sidfoten.
Sivans och Slottsstallarna har återigen öppnat. För löpande info från pubarna, se deras Facebooksidor:
Vi följer de scenarion som FHM tillsammans med regeringen har presenterat för öppnandet av samhället i olika nivåer. I september förväntas vi att nå nivå 1 vilket innebär att samtliga begränsningar för hur många som får samlas tas bort. Därav förväntar vi oss att kunna genomföra vanliga mässor i oktober. Mer info kommer att presenteras 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:
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/