RESTRICTIONS. On Tuesday 7 September, the government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced the easing of restrictions from 29 September. For instance, the advice on working from home will be removed. The university is now analyzing the consequences this will have for planning already made for the autumn.
The government referred to the plan previously made regarding the easing of restrictions, and from 29 September this means that:
- The maximum amount of people allowed at public gatherings and public events will be removed.
- The maximum amount of people allowed at private gatherings at, for example, rented premises, will be removed.
- The remaining restrictions in restaurants and cafés, such as the size and distance between parties will be removed.
- The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s advice on working from home will be removed and a gradual return to the workplace can begin. Those who have symptoms should continue to stay at home and get tested, and employers should facilitate working from home.
The central working groups that handle the university’s adaptations to the pandemic are now analyzing the information and what these mean for the autumn planning.
”At first glance, it seems that our planning for the autumn with a gradual return from October is well in line with these easing of restrictions,” says University Director Anna Lindholm.
”But we need to analyze the information more closely and there are usually clarifications from the Public Health Agency of Sweden aimed at different sectors. For example, we find it a bit difficult to see what will apply in the future regarding the advice to keep distance and to avoid overcrowding, which affects our organization.”
More information will be published as soon as possible, as well as any information from the university management.