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Managing Covid-19 at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences observes Lund University’s decisions and measures concerning the coronavirus. Below is information about faculty-wide procedures and measures resulting from the University’s decisions. The information on this page is updated regularly.

Current decisions 

Lund University

For Lund University's overall decisions and ongoing actions regarding the corona virus, please see Staff pages:

University-wide decisions and guidances regarding the coronavirus/covid-19

Spring 2022 at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences has decided the following concerning education (including third cycle education) up to and including 31 January 2022:

  • on-campus teaching is to be preceded by a risk assessment. If there is uncertainty about whether a component can be conducted without crowding and/or with sufficient infection control measures, the component is to be conducted digitally.
  • course introductions and lectures are to be conducted digitally.
  • in the event of an infection outbreak among teaching staff and/or students, all teaching for the course/group in question is to be transferred to a digital form until the outbreak is over.

Teaching staff and students are to

  • maintain social distancing
  • stay at home if experiencing Covid-19 symptoms
  • ensure good hand hygiene.

The basis for the remainder of the 2022 spring semester is that teaching is to be conducted on campus from 1 February, according to earlier planning.

Dean's decision 2022-01-11 (PDF, 164 kB, new tab)

Faculty procedures spring 2022

Due to Covid-19 the faculty and departments need to take measures in order to conduct campus-based teaching in a way that observes the existing advice and recommendations on reducing the spread of the coronavirus/covid-19. Below you can find faculty procedures and recommendations regarding certain areas: 

Due to Covid-19 it is possible to modify approved course and programme syllabi temporary also during the spring semester of 2022. The decision will be made by the dean. 

More information and a form to use on our Swedith website   

On Staff Pages there is information for LU managers and course directors about management of situations in which one person or more in a work group or student group has fallen ill with Covid-19: 

Management of situations in which one person or more in a work or student group has fallen ill with Covid-19 - link to Staff pages 

Health care information for students can be found on 

For students:

  • who belong to at-risk groups (risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19) or
  • have been given special instructions by their healthcare provider

special safety measures may be required for teaching and assessment, in addition to the regulations, general advice and recommendations of the Public Health Agency and other relevant public authorities.

As of 1 November, students will need a certificate from their physician/psychologist or equivalent to be entitled to special measures. 

More about managing students in at-risk group in the Lund University guidance - Staff pages

Faculty-wide information for students is available at and Information on this page is regularly updated. The page also links to University-wide information on and to the departments. 

Questions about activities at departments and units

If you have questions about the corona crisis, you as an employee should first and foremost contact your line manager.

You can also send questions to: corona [at] lu [dot] se