Virus exposure must be reported
22 January update:
Employers must, without delay, report exposures of established covid-19 at the workplace as a serious incident to the Swedish Work Environment Authority.
The registration requirement applies even if others did not become infected. The requirement also applies to our students if they have been infected or are at risk of becoming infected on campus. The responsibility follows previous routines for infection tracing, ie. immediate manager reports. For students, the teacher or course coordinator informs the head of department, who then makes a report.
Notification of a serious incident must also be made retroactively. If the report is not made without delay, the Swedish Work Environment Authority and the court can impose penalties. However, the Swedish Work Environment Authority will not report people for prosecution when they have followed what was previously read on their website. In the older version, it was not clear that this applies to all workers, regardless of occupation.
In the event of a confirmed infection (where both parties tested positive) and it occurred at work (where it is assessed as a probable / possible route of infection), it must also be documented in accordance with §11 2018: 4 Infection risks.
• Report occupational injury, corinavirus / covid-19.
• Information about a report of a serious incident if an employee has been exposed to the new coronavirus.
Entry to Sweden
Here you find updated information about travel restrictions to Sweden.
Will students be able to travel to Sweden to commence their studies for the academic year 2021/2022
Yes. But if they live in a country outside the EU, they still need to apply for a residence permit for studies to enter Sweden.
The Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN) updates its web pages (csn.se) regularly – refer students to them if they have any questions on student finance.
Will there be any reductions or refunds paying students
The university is working hard to make sure that courses and examinations can still be completed through distance teaching. Like all universities in Sweden, SLU will follow our tuition fee policies. This means that there will be no reductions or refunds for this spring semester, as long as there are no major changes to the course syllabus.
Please note that if you choose to discontinue a course in the first three weeks, you are entitled to a full refund. However, before you make this decision, you should make sure that this will not cause any problems with your residence permit or the possibility to finish your degree.