Recommendations on coronavirus (covid-19)
6 March 2020
Uppsala University is monitoring the situation and following the information and recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA). These authorities are continuously updating their information and recommendations. For more information, see the MFA website and the UD Resklar app.
Are you planning to travel or are you expecting a visit?
To ensure the safety of our study and work environment, Uppsala University has chosen to include more of the areas identified by the Public Health Agency of Sweden as risk areas, even if they are not on the list of areas that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against. The University therefore advises against travel to China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Italy (regions north of Rome).
When you return home from travel
Students who have recently spent time in the risk areas (i.e. China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Singapore or Italy north of Rome) are to study at home for two weeks after returning home. Contact the course/programme director at your department so that you can continue with your studies as best possible. If you develop influenza-like symptoms and respiratory problems, contact the health services by calling 1177 and follow their instructions. Do not go to a health centre or hospital emergency department.
If you are travelling or spending time abroad
Uppsala University is in continuous touch with students whom we know to be in risk areas for their studies or for business purposes. If you have not been contacted and have questions, contact your programme or course coordinator. Students who are travelling abroad are asked to register on the list of Swedish citizens kept by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to receive up-to-date information from the Swedish embassy: https://www.swedenabroad.se/sv/svensklistan.
Current information on the coronavirus
Affected students are urged to keep up to date with developments via the websites below:
- Public Health Agency of Sweden
- Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
- UD:s rekommendationer (Swedish only)
- Current information on the coronavirus on the WHO website
- Updates from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
If you have questions regarding covid-19 you can also call the national information line (113 13).
Three points for improving preparedness and preventing the spread of the coronavirus
(but which are important day to day, year-round)
1. Remember hand hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water and do not touch your nose/mouth/eyes with your hands.
2. Stay up to date via the Public Health Agency of Sweden and Ministry for Foreign Affairs websites and apps.
3. Ask yourself whether you really need to travel – can you participate in some other way?