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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 11 May 2021)


Information regarding COVID-19

Open letter to students due to worrying spread of infection
Open letter to students due to worrying spread of infection

The spread of COVID-19 is now serious. Socialise with few people and stay at home if you get symptoms.

Recent updates, last updated on 11 May 2021

For staff
For staff

For faculty and staff at Umeå University.


Formal decisions by the Vice-Chancellor regarding COVID-19.

Visitors and opening hours
Visitors and opening hours

Up to date information for faculty and staff, students and visitors.

Events and meetings
Events and meetings

All public events and meetings are either cancelled or held online.

What to do when you have symptoms or confirmed COVID-19

• When you have symptoms, even mild ones – stay at home until you have been symptom free for 2 days. And get tested at Region Västerbotten. Important! When you have taken a test, you must stay at home and avoid meeting others until your test result has arrived.

Please note! If you have no Swedish personal identity number or only a temporary such number
(one that includes a letter in the last four digits), you must contact your nearest healthcare centre to get tested.

• When COVID-19 has been confirmed – inform your manager or course coordinator. Stay at home for 7 days after falling ill (or test date), whichever comes last. You must also have been healthy and free of symptoms for 2 days before returning to campus.

• When you have a negative test – stay at home until you feel fully well.

If you get instructions from Region Västerbotten or other healthcare providers that differ from this, please follow those instructions.

Find out how to take the test (Region Västerbotten)

Phone number for healthcare guidance: +46 771-11 77 00

Preventive measures at Umeå University

The University has heightened its preparedness and the COVID-19 issue is continuously monitored by the University Management and the University Management Council. The Crisis Management Team meets on a weekly basis. Risk assessments and crisis planning are carried out continually.

Everyone should feel safe in the knowledge that Umeå University follows the recommendations and guidelines issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden. If a student or a member of staff feels worried, please contact your course coordinator or supervisor to find an individual solution.

Contact Umeå University's Crisis Management Team

Contact Umeå University on our corona email adress with all questions related to COVID-19, including questions regarding education, research and collaboration.

Please also contact us if you experience crowding in university premises or have other concerns you wish to share regarding spread of infection.