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Autumn semester 2020 - information regarding coronavirus and COVID-19

During the spring semester, Kristianstad University switched to digital distance learning because of the spreading of the coronavirus. The recommendations from the Public Health Agency to universities have now changed, so for the autumn, we resume some teaching in the university buildings.

Recommendations may be changed, so keep an eye on updates.

Some of the tuition that is normally on campus will continue as distance learning at the start of the autumn semester, while other courses will be provided on campus. This is to facilitate proper distancing on campus and reduce the risk of infection being spread.

For the safety of both students and employees, and to reduce the spread of infection, Kristianstad University is constantly monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus. We are following the authorities' recommendations and continually adjusting our activities accordingly.

Everyone on campus must follow the Public Health Agency's recommendations to reduce the spread of infection in society. If you are infected or show symptoms of COVID-19, you must not be on campus.

Tuition on Campus

Your course schedule tells which elements are carried out on campus or digitally. As a student, you need to keep a close eye on your schedule as it may be changed just before the semester starts.

The seating in the lecture halls will be adapted. Chairs and seatings are removed or marked as not allowed to sit on. Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings is not allowed. 

The number of seats marks the number of persons allowed in the rooms.

Tuition has been planned so that students have a break at different times. It is important that we all take responsibility and respect the given times to avoid crowding. 

If you have questions about your specific study programme or course, please contact your programme director or course coordinator.

Public areas and services

To avoid crowding, tuition has been planned so that students have a break at different times. It is important that we all take responsibility and respect the given times.

In some places, such as the reception, café and library, queue tags have been introduced and everyone must keep a distance while waiting for their turn. Outside some of the buildings, marquees will be put up in case it is too crowded to queue inside the building.

In common areas, notices have been put up with instructions how to avoid crowding. In the lunch rooms, there is information on how many people can be there at the same time.

The number of seats in group rooms, corridors, the library and student kitchens has been reduced. Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings is NOT allowed. 

The number of seats marks the number of persons allowed in the rooms. 

To avoid crowding outside the study and career counsellors' rooms, students are asked to make an appointment using the contact form.

Security hosts

At the beginning of semester, there will be security hosts on campus in places where crowding may occur. The security hosts’ job is to answer questions about the current situation, make it easier for students and employees to keep their distance, and help out in various ways to facilitate distancing, etcetera. 

They will also help remindinding that we now have a non-smoking campus and that we refer to smoking areas outside the campus area.

The security hosts can also answer general questions about the university. You reognize them by their green vests with the text "Trygghetsvärd" on the back.

Do you belong to an at-risk group?

If you belong to an at-risk group according to the Public Health Agency’s list of groups at risk of serious illness, you must consult your doctor to have the individual risk assessed and validated.

After that you contact your course coordinator to learn about adjustment possibilities. If possible, with regard to the control documents, the pedagogical design of the study programme or course and possibilities within the faculty, individual adjustments can be made to ensure that you can carry through your studies without risking infection.

If your course coordinator makes the assessment that adjustments can not be made, you must evaluate your ability to participate. The alternative is to apply for approved leave from studies with guaranteed admission or, if you have not yet started your studies, to apply for deferment of studies.

Symptoms or infection

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are found to be infected, you may not attend the university campus. Contact your course teacher to discuss whether and, if so, how the studies can be conducted from home.

If there is a risk of someone having infected other people on campus, contact the reception to report it as an incident or damage.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email student@hkr.se or call 044-2503000 (exchange).

Help reduce the spread of infection

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell.
  • Keep away from others and avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Read the information on the Public Health Agency’s website.