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University updates recommendations due to the coronavirus pandemic

Södertörn University regards the spread of the coronavirus as a serious issue and has introduced strict restrictions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections. All our coronavirus recommendations for students at Södertörn University are compiled on this webpage.

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This page will be continuously updated. Last updated 1 April 2021. First published on 25 June 2020.

The university is following the pandemic’s development and managing activities based on the recommendations issued by the Swedish Government, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

This is general information for students at Södertörn University. We ask that all of you also check what specifically applies to your course(s) via SH-StudyWeb. We would also like you to check that your correct email address is registered in Ladok. If you are a new student, information about when and where you will be able to access SH-StudyWeb is at sh.se/incomingstudents.

Update 1/4/21

Södertörn University is planning for on-campus teaching from the autumn semester of 2021. Read more in this news article.

Update 20/12

Due to the stricter restrictions issued by the Swedish Government, the university is putting additional measures in place. These include closing university premises, with the exception of the library.

Update 30/10

Remote teaching is recommended whenever possible, due to the stricter general recommendations for the County of Stockholm.

Update 16/10

Region Stockholm is introducing home quarantine for people with live with or have stayed with an infected person.

Until further notice, all teaching will be conducted remotely and no written examinations will be held. Exceptions are made for practical components on programmes that are important to ensuring access to skills for societally essential services. Your timetable will tell you what applies to you.

From 12:00 on 23 December 2020, students will no longer be able to access university premises. Until then, it is possible to collect belongings from lockers, etc. The library and premises for students taking practical components on programmes that are important for ensuring access to skills for societally essential services are remaining open.

Necessary physical visits to Infocenter are possible until 12:00 on Wednesday 23 December. After this, Infocenter is closing for drop-in visits until further notice. After this, essential visits can be booked by calling 08 608 4000.

Stay informed

Due to these exceptional circumstances, it is very important that you stay up to date with the general situation at the university and the specific one for your course(s).

Information about your course/programme and how teaching will be conducted is available via SH-StudyWeb, the university’s learning management system.

General information for students will be available on an ongoing basis via sh.se/studentenglish. You are also encouraged to follow the recommendations of the relevant authorities.

Recommendations for the academic year of 2020/21

We will issue recommendations for the autumn semester of 2021, when we are planning for on-campus teaching. However, the below recommendations apply until further notice.

The university is following developments and the recommendations issued by the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and is managing activities on this basis. The following recommendations may therefore be updated:

  • Teaching will be conducted remotely until further notice, due to new and stricter national recommendations.
  • There will be no written examinations. Other forms of examination will be used.
  • From 12:00 on 23 December 2020, students will not be able to access university premises, with the exception of the library.
  • At 12:00 on 23 December, Infocenter will close for drop-in physical visits until further notice. After this, essential visits can be booked by calling 08 608 4000.
  • The library remains closed to the general public. Opening hours for staff and students are 10:00 to 15.00. Loans and returns are possible for staff and students, and it is also possible to conduct independent study at the library. Physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres must always be maintained. Group work and meetings are not permitted.
  • You are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the relevant authorities.

Stay up to date via the relevant authorities:

Frequently asked questions

The university has produced some FAQs to answer common questions. Please read them to see if you can find the answers to your questions about the autumn semester. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has a page for FAQs about the coronavirus.external link, opens in new window

If you are worried

We understand that the current situation can give rise to questions and concerns, and are doing our best to be available prior to and during the start of your studies.

General preventive measures

  • Stay at home if you are ill, even if you have mild cold symptoms
  • Cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Hand disinfectant is also effective
  • Avoid touching your face if your hands are not clean
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07-04-2021