Information for staff and students regarding COVID-19
[Updated 2022-12-21] This information is addressed to staff and students at Karolinska Institutet. The page will be updated when new recommendations and important information are added regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
- No restrictions for Swedish universities and colleges.
- For more information, please visit the Swedish Public Health Agency at folkhalsomyndigheten.se
Symptoms or illness
Follow the instructions of the Swedish Public Health Agency if you or a close relative develop symptoms or becomes ill.
This page containing information for students is updated regularly.
This page containing information for teachers is updated regularly.
For doctoral students and supervisors
This page containing information for doctoral students and supervisors is updated regularly.
Staff with combined appointments and students with clinical placements
Staff with combined appointments and students with clinical placements are required to comply with the care provider’s instructions when engaged in clinical activities or when on the provider’s premises. Region Stockholm’s instructions can be found here.
Official travel is not permitted to another country if it conflicts with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advice. More information can be found on the government website.
Managers, supervisors, HR, etc. are recommended to discuss any such overseas travel beforehand with the person or persons concerned.
Information for international staff and students on travel, visas and permits.
COVID-19 courses for healthcare staff
Students and staff with a healthcare training are recommended to take Karolinska Institutet’s COVID-19 courses for care providers and medical staff to learn about the most important principles and challenges as regards preventing the spread of COVID-19, with a focus on hygiene principles and the use of personal protective equipment.
The KI crisis management team, led by the University Director, has created a continuity plan on the basis of which our departments and equivalent units make operational risk assessments to maintain a long-term pandemic preparedness to protect the university’s staff, students and activities.
The university management has set up a number of specialist teams to support the university and society at large, especially with respect to rapid-response interventions.
Extra support and advice for staff, doctoral students, postdoc researchers/docents and visiting researchers are available through the occupational health service Avonova. Avonova does not offer tests or other medical services relating to COVID-19.
If you’re a student, you can contact the Student Health Service for support if you feel worried or distressed. The Student Health Service does not offer tests or other medical services relating to COVID-19.
Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Self-help programme for dealing with COVID-19 anxiety.
If you have any questions, please contact your immediate manager or student counsellor/advisor.
Managers and counsellors/advisors with general questions concerning staff and students may contact the acting head of the Human Resources Office Peter Gustafsson or the head of the Education Support Office Åsa Nandorf.