COVID-19. Yesterday, May 27, the government presented its five-step plan for adapting and phasing out the Swedish pandemic restrictions. As early as 1 June, the recommendation on distance education for adults will be removed. However, this does not mean a return to campus during the spring term, but a gradual during the autumn. Furthermore, the task remains for government employees who can work from home.
After just over 14 months of mostly distance studies and working from home, it was a long-awaited message that Sweden is now step by step beginning the return to a more normal life.
Agneta Ekman is acting vice dean for education issues at Sahlgrenska Academy:
“We look forward to an autumn with reduced restrictions as we can return to campus teaching and get a better interaction with our students. Of course, we follow the principal’s decision and will gradually return to normal activities at the same time as we bring with us new knowledge about digital teaching.”
“The government’s message is very gratifying. This means that we can look forward to a more open autumn, but must not be interpreted as meaning that we can be seen on campus as early as next week. The spring’s decision is firm and the planning ahead must be based on a gradual and orderly return”, says Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor at University of Gothenburg.
More information about hall exams is expected next week.
Working from home continues
Two weeks ago, the government decided to extend the mandate to government agencies to increase the number of employees working from home until September 15. This presentation of the opening plan does not mean any change. This means that the employees who can should continue with homework.
AV: ULRIKA LUNDIN / ELIN LINDSTRÖM