We welcome you to your studies, on campus or online. Things will look a bit different concerning whether you study online, on location in our facilities, or a combination of both. You will receive information from your programme or course coordinator concerning what applies for your specific course.
If you are student on location in Kalmar or Växjö the following applies
The risk of spread of infection is not over, which means that we continue to take certain precautionary measures.
The recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden to keep the distance, avoid crowding, stay at home in case you show any symptoms and to get tested, still apply also if you are fully vaccinated.
Thank you for washing your hands regularly, keeping the distance, staying at home if you show any symptoms, and for getting tested! Together we can stop the spread of infection!
On location on our facilities
To as great an extent as possible, we will continue to keep the distance in our facilities and avoid crowding. The Public Health Agency of Sweden does no longer state a set distance that we are to keep, and there is no limitation to the number of participants at universities, but instead we must show common sense and individual responsibility. Please keep in mind to spread out in lecture rooms when possible, and avoid crowding when entering and exiting rooms, in corridors, and other places where there is easily crowding.
Securitas officers will be present in our corridors and public spaces also this autumn, to remind us to keep the distance.
If you show symptoms stay at home and get tested
If you show any symptoms of covid-19, you should stay at home, also if your symptoms are mild. You should also get tested. This applies also if you are fully vaccinated. Getting tested is free of charge for everyone.
Note! Test kits may only be collected and delivered by a representative who is well, meaning that if you show any symptoms you must ask someone else to collect and deliver your test kit.
- Get tested in Växjö: Students in Växjö, including international students, are referred to Vårdcentralen Teleborg [Teleborg Health Clinic]. Call 0470-58 67 70 to book an appointment to collect a test.
- Get tested in Kalmar: Students in Kalmar book via 1177.se. You can choose when to collect your test kit and at what pharmacy you will collect it (see list on 1177.se). International students in Kalmar should contact their nearest health clinic.
- Do you live in another city? Go to 1177.se to find out what applies for testing where you live.
Inform your teacher if you have tested positive for covid-19
If you have tested positive, you should inform your teacher or your course/programme coordinator. The corona virus and covid-19 are covered by the Communicable Diseases Act, which means that you are obligated to tell.
If you have recently had teaching on location or spent time in our facilities, we at Linnaeus University need to collect information to that can serve as a basis for decisions concerning whether we – temporarily or more long-term – need to change to form of study or, in case of an extraordinary situation, close down if many people have become infected.
What is important for us to gain knowledge about is, for instance, whether you have had close contact with someone else at the university shortly before you started showing symptoms. As close contacts count those who you have met indoors for at least 15 minutes during the last 48 hours back in time from when you started showing symptoms. This can be students, teachers or other people at the university.
You can book an appointment for vaccination in Kalmar and Växjö
Region Kalmar and Region Kronoberg welcome those who would like to get vaccinated against covid-19. This applies both for those who have started their vaccination and those who have not had their first dose of the vaccine. Vaccination against covid-19 is given in two doses. You only book an appointment for the first dose, in connection to which you will be given an appointment for the second dose. If you have already received your first dose and now moved to start studying, you are welcome to get your second dose.
In case you have ever experienced strong allergic reactions that have led to emergency care, you should not book an appointment online. In that case, you are encouraged to contact your health clinic for counselling and booking of appointment.
Vaccination is free of charge. Do not forget to bring a valid ID to the vaccination appointment.
Book your vaccination in Kalmar County
Have you already received your first dose somewhere else and wish to book your second dose in Kalmar? Call 0480-844 44 to get help booking an appointment. State what vaccine you were given in dose 1 and on what date you were vaccinated. If you received your first dose abroad, you must show documentation to verify this.
If you have protected personal data, you cannot book an appointment online, instead call 0480-844 44 to get help booking an appointment.
Book your vaccination in Växjö and Kronoberg County
Have you already received your first dose somewhere else and wish to book your second dose in Växjö? Contact a vaccination clinic via email or phone. You will find all vaccination clinics on 1177.se/kronoberg. State what vaccine you were given in dose 1 and on what date you were vaccinated. If you received your first dose abroad, you must show documentation to verify this.
If you cannot book an appointment yourself, you can get help. Do you have language difficulties, lack a Swedish personal identity number, or other reason that makes it difficult to book an appointment for vaccination? Call 0470-58 60 00 and we will call you back within a week.
Vaccination bus to campus in Växjö
On three Thursdays in September, a vaccination bus will come to campus and you can get vaccinated without booking an appointment. On 2, 9 and 16 September, between 9 am and 2 pm, the bus will be parked at Pelarplatsen on campus in Växjö, it will be open for drop-in vaccination. You can get either your first or your second dose in the bus. Always bring a valid ID. If you received your first dose abroad, you can still get your second dose in the bus. In that case, you should bring documentation on when you received your first dose.
Report incidents that create concern on account of the corona virus and covid-19
You can report incidents that create concern or directly violate the applicable restrictions on account of the corona virus and covid-19, and if you wish you can choose to be anonymous. The information you submit will be handled by the university’s crisis management group.
We still monitor the development carefully, and we continue to follow the recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the Swedish Government, and other authorities. Linnaeus University has a page with information to students relating to covid-19, you find this page here.
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