Recommendations on coronavirus

Stricter general guidelines imposed in Uppsala County (20 October)

The Public Health Agency of Sweden, in consultation with the infection control doctor in Region Uppsala, and others, has decided on stricter general guidelines. People in Uppsala County are now urged only to socialise with people they live with, as far as possible.

The decision applies until 3 November, but may be extended.

Let’s all play our part in reducing infection in Uppsala! (Vice-Chancellor's blog post 21 October).

Are you infected?


  • 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.
  • 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



Open letter from the Vice-Chancellor (26 August)

Vice-Chancellor's decision on measures in response to the spread of COVID-19 disease (9 June)

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.