Recommendations on COVID-19

On 10 January, the government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden therefore presented additional recommendations to reduce the spread of infection (in Swedish).

The Minister for Higher Education further clarified the decision at a press conference on 11 January (in Swedish).

University and other higher education is an area of high priority for the government and, if possible, should be conducted on site taking appropriate infection control measures.

Higher education institutions should use remote teaching as a tool to reduce crowding, but not as a full-time measure. The faculties decide when this can be done without jeopardising the quality of teaching and learning.

Practical components and assessments should continue to take place on campus with risk-reducing measures. The government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden also call on higher education institutions to look into the possibility of offering additional dates for taking exams.

All campus areas will remain open so that students can spread out in the University.

Follow the general recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Take responsibility for protecting yourself and others against infection.

  • Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. Uppsala University calls on all members of staff and students to take their responsibility by getting vaccinated.
  • Stay at home and take a test if you have symptoms.
  • Stay at home if someone else in your household contracts COVID-19.
  • Keep your distance from other people and avoid crowding.
  • Use a face mask on public transport.

The recommendations in full are available at the Public Health Service website.

Report infection

Uppsala University has created an electronic procedure for reporting infection which enables the University to take measures to reduce the risk of infection. Reporting is anonymous.


If you have questions, contact your course management, study counselor or student service at the department or on campus.
General questions can be asked to student service centrally.

Keep up to date with information

Treat sources critically and check reports spreading in the media and social media against credible sources to prevent rumours and anxiety.

Uppsala University follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and is cooperating closely with regional infection control units.

Collected official information from public authorities in Sweden is accessible on

For general information about the coronavirus disease COVID-19, you can call the national information number 113 13.

For questions in connection with illness, contact or call 1177.

COVID-19 related information from Campus Gotland.

Are you worried about your study situation or mental health during this current situation? Do not hesitate to contact the Student Health Services.

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