On 29 May, the government informed that universities and university colleges can now prepare for a transition to more teaching on campus. At the same time, the higher education institutions have a responsibility to adapt their teaching and presence of people on campus to the current recommendations, which at present means that a maximum of 50 people can gather in one place and that people must keep a distance to one another. Everyone who spends time in the university facilities or on campus also has a great personal responsibility to follow the recommendations.
The thinning out that will be required in all our environments is a great challenge considering the access to rooms and other facilities on our campuses. The current recommendations mean that we will have to make different types of adaptations. For instance, using our facilities outside of normal office hours or implementing certain elements digitally. Therefore, we will initially be required to continue with limitations to teaching and examination on campus.
Following an inventory that has been carried out, our prioritisations of facilities allocation are the following:
- Firstly, facilities will be allocated for written examinations and introduction activities.
- Secondly, facilities will be allocated for other activities within campus-based programmes with first-year students and courses that, with good reason, must be carried out on campus.
- Thirdly, other booking of facilities.
This planning makes it possible for us to minimise the risk of spread of infection when we welcome our students and members of staff after the summer.
We will continue to keep a close watch on the development and adapt out operations as required. Our students will receive information from each respective responsible teacher about the forms for their course or programme.