Entrance cards needed as of Tuesday

2020-03-20 

The University crisis management team has taken the decision that the University switches to distance education for the rest of the semester. Moreover, the University campus is now open only for students and members of staff as of Tuesday 24 March. For this reason, it is important to have a valid entrance card: the HiG card.

Högskolan i Gävle, exteriör, innergård.

Photo: Anna Sällberg

The University campus stays open as a workplace, but as of 24 March our entrances are open only for members of staff and students. The purpose is to slow down the spread of the virus and create greater security, as the risk of thefts increases when parts of the buildings stay empty large parts of the day.

For this reason, it is important for all members of staff and all students to have a valid entrance card (the HiG card). Please contact the reception if you have questions regarding HiG cards. Moreover, please note that the Library changes its opening hours (see below).

Distance education for the rest of the semester

The University as a whole is working hard with the switch to distance education. Apparently, the spread of the coronavirus will not decrease in the near future. For this reason, the University crisis management team has taken the decision that the University switches to distance education for the rest of the semester. There will be no teaching and no examinations on campus for the rest of the semester, unless otherwise stated.

A majority of larger events and conferences scheduled for the spring have all been cancelled. However, the University management encourages everyone to switch to digital meetings and conferences as an alternative to postponements and cancellations.

Stay home if you have symptoms

As before, members of staff who belong to a risk group or who commute from the Stockholm region are recommended to keep working from home, if possible. Discuss if you should work from home with your immediate manager.

Members of staff who need to use software from Adobe can now do so also on private computers, as Adobe now provides temporary licenses for at-home access for programmes, valid until 31 May.

As a result of today’s decisions, the following applies to all members of staff and students at the University of Gävle.

  • There will be no teaching and no examinations on campus for the rest of the semester, all teaching and assessment will be carried out remotely. (From 18 March onwards)
  • Entrances at the University campus are now open only for students and members of staff in order to slow down the spread of the virus and to create greater security. (Starting Tuesday 24 March).
  • The Library is now open between 10 am – 2 pm, Mondays – Fridays. (Starting Tuesday 24 March).
  • All activities are encouraged to switch to digital meetings and conferences, internally and externally, if possible.
  • We strongly advice everyone with symptoms of a cold (respiratory infection) or influenza to stay at home.
  • Members of staff who commute from the Stockholm region or who belong to a risk group are recommended to work from home, if possible, after a discussion with your immediate manager.
  • No travelling on behalf of the University abroad and no international student exchanges are allowed.
  • Travelling on behalf of the University within Sweden should be avoided. Immediate managers make the decision and all tickets should be fully flexible.
  • Members of staff and students are urged to stay updated via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency of Sweden and to follow all of their recommendations.

Instructions how to study online and how to download Adobe programs.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Published by: Anna Sällberg Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-03-20
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