New national regulations from 14 December

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has announced that starting 14 December, new stricter national regulations and general advice regarding personal responsibility to prevent spread of Covid-19 will come into effect. At the same time, the previous local general guidelines will no longer be valid.

At the beginning of November, local general guidelines where introduced in Jönköping County and Jönköping University made adjustments to the operations. With the new stricter national regulations and general advice, that will come into effect 14 December, Jönköping University will continue with these adjustments. The goal is to reduce instances of physical contact which leads to more digital meetings and increased work from home.

The following changes apply until further notice:

  • At present, the previously decided corona-adapted campus education will continue with the exception that lectures should be given online.
  • Students are encouraged to study from home and find digital solutions for contacting other students and JU staff.
  • Staff are asked to work at home if their tasks allow it. Decisions about the suitability of working at home are to be made in consultation with the immediate manager.
  • Meetings that do not require a physical gathering should be carried out digitally.
  • Business trips should not be made.
  • Entry to campus premises will require a pass card at all times.
  • The University Library, IT Helpdesk and Service Center will remain open, but students and staff are asked to consider digital contact options to begin with.
  • Sports training in Campus Arena, which is arranged by various student associations at Jönköping University, are now cancelled and the gym at Campus Gränna will also be closed.

Jönköping University is monitoring the situation and following the recommendations from the responsible authorities. Information is published continuously at Opens in new window.

Read a press release regarding the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s regulations "Limit your time in the company of others during the Christmas holidays" here External link, opens in new window..