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Coronavirus: Information for students

During the spring term 2021 Chalmers will conduct campus-based education in a mixed format, with significant digital elements. On campus we avoid gathering in large groups, we apply social distancing and pull together to avoid spreading infection and keep campuses safe. We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves healthy, and we adhere to even stricter Swedish guidelines. 
 
Information for Chalmers students

2 Feb 08​:00

Chalmers has adjusted its operations and campus for teaching to be carried out without increased risk for spreading infection at Chalmers campuses or in society at large. For educational and social reasons, Chalmers sees it important and necessary for certain​ parts of our education, for example laboratory exercises, simulations or group work, to be carried out on campus. 

At the same time, this entails a responsability for everyone who is on campus to show special consideration during the Covid-19 pandemic, and think about their own behavioral. As a student, you are encouraged to not be on campus more than necessary. That is, come to campus for your scheduled activities and conduct other studies from home.​

All students are urged to keep updated on this page for Chalmers general information about Chalmers' handling of the situation, consequences for the education, and how to best contribute as an individual. In the course rooms in Canvas you stay up to date on what applies to your courses.

Chalmers is continuously monitoring the development of the coronavirus outbreak and following recommendations and decisions from the Swedish authorities. 

How teaching will be carried out during spring 2021 

During the spring semester, Chalmers will continue to conduct education in a mixed format, with some parts carried out on campus, and some parts remotely. Chalmers’ ambition is to increase the amount of campus-based education as much as possible in the spring semester while following the authorities' recommendations and risk assessments.

Avoiding spreading infection – our joint responsibility 

 To avoid becoming infected and infecting others:
  • Stay home if you are sick, even if it is just a mild cold. See the list of common symptoms of Covid-19. Take a test for ongoing infection.
  • Keep a distance from others, both indoors and out. When you are close to other people you do not live with, keep more than one arm's length. (at least 1.5 metres)
  • "Hang out with your gang​". Only hang out with people you normally meet, people you live with or a few friends and relatives outside the household.
  • Only come to campus for your scheduled activities. Conduct other studies from home.
  • Use the visors provided for educational activities when required.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. You can find more hygiene advice here.
  • Avoid using public transport especially during rush hour, when face masks are recommended. When you must: Keep your distance from others on buses, trains, trams and other public transport. For longer journeys: Choose options where you can book a seat. Read more on journeys within Sweden here
  • Avoid visiting elderly relatives. People over 70 are most at risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19. 
  • Avoid parties, funerals, baptisms, and weddings.
  • Keep your distance from others in sporting locations, saunas, gyms, and avoid changing in public changing facilities. 
  • Keep yourself updated via krisinformation.se and the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website.
  • Remind each other about which recommendations apply. 

NEW. Stay home in case of illness 

If you as a student have influenza-like symptoms, fever or respiratory difficulties but wish to continue studying – do it from home. Tell a classmate that you are ill so that you can get help with information that you miss, or with practical things. As a student you also should contact your programme director if you are sick. You should stay home for two days after you are completely symptomless. 

If you have influenza-like symptoms, fever or respiratory difficulties, you should take a test for ongoing infection and follow the healthcare system’s advice: 1177 for Västra Götaland.

You as a student must promptly inform the university via corona@chalmers.se if you have been on campus in a teaching situation and within 24 hours afterwards experience symptoms of covid-19. Tell which course you are studying at the time of the possible infection.

If you belong to a risk group for Covid-19 

In that case, you have the right to apply for adjusted education. Read more on how this can be done here. 
Information to students in risk group for Covid-19 

Examinations during the Covid-19 pandemic

Read about how the Chalmers exams will be conducted at the link below.

Chalmers is not closed – but is primarily open for employees and students

From October 29, premises and auditoriums will be locked, as a general rule. The premises will be accessible for students, employees and others with pass-cards. 

Chalmers offer primarily online library service and phone support for the time being, and the library has increased its digital presence. The main library and Kuggen offer limited service on site with opening hours of 11–15, the architectural library with opening hours of 10-14. 

Remember to keep a distance to others if you are on campus. ​

Student travel arranged by Chalmers

Study visits and other student travels arranged by Chalmers are cancelled until further notice. Students are encouraged to follow the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ travel advice for private journeys.

Do you have more questions on consequences of the pandemic?

Please, visit the Student portal for more specific information during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Worried, sick or unhealthy? The Student Health offer extra support: Read more here.


If you as a student have questions, you should turn to your programme director

Information from Chalmers Student Union

On the Chalmers Student Union website you can find more information about the coronavirus and the Student Union's activities, including a guide with tips on studying from home.

Information from Swedish authorities:

Page manager Published: Tue 20 Apr 2021.