Recommendations on coronavirus

Recommendation on distance education to be withdrawn

Update 29 May: The Government announced today that the recommendation on distance education at higher education institutions in Sweden will be withdrawn from 15 June.

However, the institutions must continue to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden on maintaining distance, as well as the government´s decision to limit the number of people at public gatherings to a maximum of 50. The announcement means that departments can resume on-campus teaching, though teaching will be digital where necessary to comply with the recommendations. In light of the announcement, the Vice-Chancellor will issue a new decision shortly about the summer and autumn.

To students at Uppsala University

Uppsala University is now performing a short survey concerning the transition to digital distance education due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is important for the University to capture your opinions and comments about this transition. The questions are broad and generally formulated to give an overall picture of students' experiences of the new teaching situation. The results will form the basis for quality development and an in-depth study that is planned to be carried out in the autumn of 2020. Participate in influencing your education!

To the survey                 

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



  1. Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of a respiratory infection.
  2. Remember hand hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water and do not touch your nose/mouth/eyes with your hands. Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm.
  3. Keep up to date via and the Public Health Agency of Sweden web pages.
  4. Don’t shake hands.
  5. ​Cut back on your social contacts.


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.