Linnaeus University has a crisis management group that works with questions relating to the coronavirus and this group closely monitors the development. The university follows the recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs concerning the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease covid-19.
Stay at home if you are ill!
If you have any symptoms at all, even if they are mild, you should limit your social contacts in order not to infect others. This applies to both working life and private life.
Symptoms of infection are respiratory symptoms, like fever or cough. Even if your symptoms are mild it is important that you stay at home and do not attend any lectures or seminars. Remain at home for a couple of days extra, also after you have stopped showing symptoms.
Do you have symptoms?
In case you are showing any symptoms you should call the health services (Vårdguiden) on +46 1177 in Sweden. You should not visit a health care centre, instead always contact the health services on +46 1177 first.
Are you worried?
If you have general questions or is worried about the coronavirus and the disease covid-19 you should call +46 113 13 in Sweden.
How to prevent infection
Generally preventive measures are:
- Avoid shaking hands when greeting people.
- Avoid touching your face and your eyes. The virus is transmitted through mucous membranes in eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash your hand often with soap and hot water. Infectious matter easily sticks to your hands. Therefore, wash your hands often with soap and hot water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Always wash your hands when you come home and when you arrive at work, before you eat, when you handle food, and after visiting the toilet.
It is important that you stay up-to-date on Linnaeus University’s information and FAQ about the coronavirus. The FAQ is updated continuously and provides answers to frequently asked questions. Also keep track of the information published on The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website.
You always have a responsibility. Follow the recommendations, and most of all take care!