Coronavirus: information for students and staff

17 June 2021

Students and staff are encouraged to stay updated via the Public Health Agency's web page about the general state of infection and the development of the corona virus.
Konstfack is monitoring the situation together with other colleges and universities and following the information and recommendations of the Public Health Agency.

Information for students

Information for staff

Information from government agencies

 

Konstfack autumn semester 2021

Current measures apply until 15 September, thereafter we plan to open up and return to campus-based teaching, but with digital elements when possible. We also need to be prepared to carry out teaching in part, or in full, at a distance if measures are extended or sharpened.
Read the vice-chancellor's decision in its entirety here: RÖ§29 appx. Adapted Operations at Konstfack – Autumn term 2021.pdf

For all employees

  • Employees who can work from home are encouraged to do so if physical presence on campus is not necessary. The employees should therefore agree with the individual in the immediate supervisory position over them on when to be present on campus at Konstfack and when they can work from home.
  • Digital internal meetings, external meetings and conferences are being recommended.
  • Refrain from all non-essential university-related travel until 15 September. Exceptions may be granted by the individual in the immediate supervisory position over the employee.
  • Faculty/staff exchanges under Erasmus agreements are considered official travel and are not permitted to countries where, at the date of the planned departure, there is an advice to avoid non-essential travel from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

For our teachers

  • Teaching and examinations will be conducted until 15 September when such is possible, which is to be decided upon by the course coordinator and/or the Head of Department at the Department.
  • Teaching and examinations that are planned to be conducted at Konstfack requires the students' physical presence on campus in order to maintain the quality of the instruction.
  • The Departments should be prepared to offer personalised solutions – where such is feasible– for students who are unable to participate in teaching or examination because they belong to a risk group (refer to the National Board of Health and Welfare's definition).

 

For our students

  • Teaching and examinations will be conducted either at Konstfack or remotely. If your schedule states that you must be physically present on campus at the University, this is what applies, so long as the teacher responsible for the course or course coordinator does not specify otherwise.
  • A booked slot to use a workshop or studio (or any similar facility) is regarded as scheduled teaching.
  • Student exchanges and Erasmus internships will be performed during the autumn term 2021, provided that there is no advice om the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Public Health Agency of Sweden to avoid non-essential travel. For students planning to study outside of Sweden, this means that Konstfack recommends not engaging in exchange studies in a country where at the planned departure date there is an advice against non-essential travel.
  • If a student belongs to a risk group (see the National Board of Health and Welfare's) and needs to discuss participation in certain campus-based modules/examinations, the student can contact the course coordinator to discuss any personalised solutions.

 

Workshops, ateljéer and studios

  • The Departments plan for the number of students, based on a risk assessment for each individual room.
  • The access by students to workshops for one's own work is controlled via the booking schedules.

 

Exhibition spaces

  • Exhibitions that are essential for courses will be prioritised over other exhibition needs.
  • Public exhibitions take place after teaching hours/regular opening hours with to be scheduled between 17:00-20:00 on weekdays, and 08:00-20:00 on the weekends.
  • Public exhibitions during the day are referred to Gallery Konstfack.

 

Common areas/premises

  • Until 15 September, Konstfack's premises are only accessible to Konstfack's students and faculty/staff, with the exception of invited external teachers while teaching on campus.
  • The Reception and library have plans to open for visits by the general public after 15 September.
  • No consumption of alcohol, no student parties, no pubs nor anything of this nature in autumn 2021.
  • The student kitchens are open, however subject to the requirement for spread of infection measures until 15 September, with social distancing of two metres and a maximum number of people present to ensure safety.

 

Face masks at Konstfack

From February 23, single use face masks will be used in workplaces where there is a risk of crowding.


At Konstfack, face mask must be used:

  • in close teaching when it is not possible to keep distance, by both teacher and student,
  • in teaching when several students gather in the same room, eg workshop course and group review of projects / exhibitions, and
  • in office environment where several people are staying close to each other in the same room (less than 2 meters). Avoid crowding in lunch and staff rooms.

Face masks is available at the reception, teachers provide students with face masks when needed.


Putting on th mask

  1. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  2. Check that the face mask is clean and not damaged.
  3. Check that the mask is the right way round. Place it over your nose, mouth and chin. Hook the straps over your ears or around your head. Make sure the mask fits securely against your face and that there are no gaps.
  4. Do not touch your mask while you are wearing it.

Taking off the mask

  1. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  2. Take hold of the straps and remove the mask without touching the part that covers your face.
  3. Dispose of the single use mask.
  4. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

 

Stricter restrictions

Stricter restrictions at Konstfack from December 21 2020 until May 31 2021.

Due to the stricter restrictions from the government, the majority of Konstfack's staff will work remotely.

For you as a student, as during the autumn, this implies:
Only come to Konstfack when you have scheduled studies on campus.
Booked time in a workshop and studio or similar is counted as scheduled studies.
Try to concentrate your work at Konstfack in order to avoid traveling.

Reduced service at Konstfack:
- The reception will have reduced opening hours, see the intranet.
- Limited supervision in the workshops, supervision takes place mainly with digital support.

Avoid public transport, walk or bicycle when you have to get to school!

 

Personal responsibility

From December 14, the Swedish Public Health Agency's national general advice on everyone's responsibility to prevent the spread of covid-19 applies. You are required to take precautions to protect yourself and others from the spread of covid-19. You should think for yourself how you can avoid becoming infected and how you can avoid infecting others. You must show consideration for your fellow human beings, which is especially important in relation to people in risk groups.

Basic precautions
To avoid to spread covid-19 you should:

  • stay at home in case of symptoms of covid-19,
  • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly or use hand sanitizer, and
  • keep informed of special recommendations from the Public Health Agency and the regional infection control doctor.

Read the Swedish Public Health Agency's regulations and general advice in full here: The Swedish Public Health Agency.

 


Konstfack's crisis group and crisis plan

Information about Konstfack's crisis group and crisis plan can be found on the intranet: "Krisplan/Crisis plan".

 

Do you have questions?

For general questions regarding your work or studies at Konstfack, you should first contact your nearest manager, respective course or programme responsible teacher.

For general questions about the outbreak, you should primarily seek information through the above sources.
For questions related to suspected illness, please contact the national health care center via telephone number 1177 or online 1177.se.
You can also contact the Student Health Services (through Stockholm University ) for support (anxiety e.g.).

As a manager and employer you can benefit from The Swedish Agency for Government Employers as well as information about staff health care on feelgood.se