Recommendations on coronavirus

In view of the new government decision further tightening COVID-19 restrictions, the Vice-Chancellor decided on 20 November to tighten the application of the University’s guidelines during the period 24 November 2020 – 17 January 2021 (pdf). Also, on 8 December 2020 it was decided that this decision is extended until 22 March 2021 (pdf).

The Vice-Chancellor decided on 21 December to supplement the Vice-Chancellor’s decision of 20 November by a further tightening of the restrictions, which applies until 24 January 2021.The tighter restrictions apply to teaching, assessments and other work, and impose a maximum limit on the size of groups of students engaging in independent study on campus. This decision was on 21 January 2021 extended to apply until 7 February 2021.

Because of the government’s decision on tighter restrictions, the libraries at Uppsala University will be closed to the general public, though students, researchers and other Uppsala University staff members will continue to have access. Please note that this applies already from 21 December.

Are you infected?

You should primarily contact the course or programme coordinator for your programme/department. 

Stay at home and follow the current guidelines on COVID-19 and the Region Uppsala Infection Control Unit (or the Region Gotland Infection Control Unit) instructions.

To further facilitate contact tracing and reduce the risk of the infection spreading you should also, anonymously, report if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Report anonymously


  • Stay at home if you feel even slightly unwell
  • Feeling unwell? Go and get tested for COVID-19. Contact 1177. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, phone 018 617 35 64. You will reach a voicemail and should leave your name and telephone number. A doctor will call you back and you can then make an appointment for a test.
  • Are you infected? You should primarily contact the course or programme coordinator for your programme/department. See information above.
  • Keep your distance from other people – both indoors and outdoors
  • Wash your hands frequently and use handsanitiser
  • If possible – take the bike or walk to campus
  • If possible – study and work from home
  • Avoid crowding and large social gatherings



From 14 December, new national recommendations apply, which are replacing the local guidelinesRead the information at the Public Health Agency website.

Extension of COVID-19 decision... (Vice-Chancellor's blog post 8 December).

Even more online, even more from home (Vice-Chancellor’s blog post 20 November).

Specific information for students within science and technology

Treat sources critically and check reports spreading in the media and social media against credible sources to prevent rumours and anxiety. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has extensive information about the situation on its website. Official information from public authorities is accessible on

For general information about the coronavirus disease COVID-19, you can call the national information number 113 13.
For questions in connection with illness, contact or call 1177.

Students are urged to keep up to date with developments via the websites below:

Also keep yourself updated on the student insurance situation for Uppsala University.

Are you worried about your study situation or mental health during this current situation?
Do not hesitate to contact the Student Health Service.

Last modified: 2021-01-25