Information for visitors and staff about the coronavirus

Last updated: 2020-03-12

All visitors and staff at Studentpalatset are advised to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD). Studentpalatset continues to operate as usual with some exceptions, while we increase our preparedness and closely follow the development of the spreading the new coronavirus.

Visitors and staff in Sweden are encouraged to keep up to date via the responsible authorities’ websites. Studentpalatset is following these authorities’ recommendations. We also follow local recommendations from Stockholm university. If the university decides on local regulations, these will be published on this website.

Based on the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, Studentpalatset has the following positions:

  • Everyone with symptoms of illness, even mild, should avoid contact with others.
  • Until further notice, Studentpalatset advises staff and students not to travel to the areas the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs advise against travelling to and the areas where the new coronavirus is spreading (according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden).
  • Staff and visitors who have visited these areas should work/study at home for two weeks.

Studentpalatset recommends that visitors and staff should take the following precautions against respiratory infections:

  • Avoid physical encounters if you have symptoms of a cold or illness
  • A general precaution against respiratory infections are to avoid touching your face and eyes, and to avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, before a meal, before handling food and after visits to the toilet. Hand sanitizer can be an option when you cannot wash your hands
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm or into a disposable napkin to prevent spread of any virus
  • Stay home when you are ill to avoid infecting others.

Visitors and staff are encouraged to stay updated via the websites of relevant authorities. These pages update information on developments and recommendations on an ongoing basis. Current information is also available on WHO’s website, see links below:

 

 

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