Corona virus update

Information concerning the corona virus

This information is updated 22 January.

This information is being updated regularly – please visit this page frequently.

We follow the recommendations of the Public Health Authority and the restrictions given by the government. We are now planning for our activities in the Spring semester.


Campus is still closed

NEW After an announcement from the Swedish government, BTH’s two campuses are closed to the public until 7 February

Staff must work from home unless their duties manifestly require their physical presence. Staff have access to campus using their BTH card.

NEW The library will open for studies on 1 February. See more “Information for students”

Measures taken

A number of measures have been made to keep a safe campus. Please remember that it is important to act responsible and  to follow the authorities’ advice and recommendations. Hold on, hold out and keep your distance.

Overall measures that are based on recommendations from the Public Health Authority.

  • Information signs are placed around campus.
  • Cleaning has been extended in the lecture halls and public areas.
  • There are dispensers with hand sanitizer placed in lecture halls and public areas.
  • Plexiglas is installed at all service counters.
  • The number of seating places in libraries and other places is reduced.
  • It is not allowed to rearrange the seats in lecture halls, unless there are specific reasons, If  a lecture hall is rearranged it must be restored.
  • There are gloves and face masks available in laboratory rooms.
  • Distance markings are set at the reception.
  • The sequrity rounds are intensified on certain weekdays and on weekends.

Detailed measures and other BTH's recommendations for staff and students

General advice

Hygiene

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when being sick even when you have mild symptoms. See more information on Vårdguiden 1177 Blekinge
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm or use a tissue.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

Testing and infection tracing

  • We encourage everyone who has symptoms to get tested. In addition to the instructions on infection tracing that the care provides, there is no obligation to inform whether you are infected or not. However, we recommend that you inform your nearest line manager or programme manager if being infected.

Prevent rumours

  • Help prevent the spreading of rumours and speculation. Seek credible sources, be source critical and do not share uncertain information. See below links to our authorities.
  • Keep in mind that information about a person’s health status is sensitive personal information that must not be spread.

External staff

  •  External staff, e.g. from cleaning companies and restaurants, working on BTH premises, are requested to follow our general advice, see above.

Keep updated

Students and staff are asked to follow this page, which is updated frequently.

The authorities’ advice and recommendations are regularly updated below.