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Gradual return to normal from 9 February

Studenthuset och en massa cyklar i vintertid, kvinna ses gående.

The Swedish government has announced that, happily, the majority of restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 will cease to apply from 9 February. From that date, Sweden’s higher education institutions will see a successive return to normality.

At this morning’s press conference, the Swedish prime minister announced that it was time for the country to open up again. The pandemic is not over, but has entered a new, less dangerous phase. Most restrictions will be removed from 9 February, and a gradual return to office work will begin for those who have worked remotely. The milder COVID-19 variant omicron is still spreading, and the hope is to avoid increased pressure on the healthcare system through high levels of admissions. So the same advice applies as earlier: get vaccinated if you aren’t already, and stay at home if you have symptoms.

“This is, of course, what we all wanted to hear, and we are now going to discuss in more detail how we will return to our normal way of working”, says the crisis management team’s team leader Joakim Nejdeby.

The crisis management team will release further details tomorrow (Friday) about how this gradual return will take place.

“This return to normality will differ somewhat, for example between different courses. But we’re looking to get back to normal relatively quickly”, says Joakim Nejdeby.


Translated by Benjamin Davies

Photo: Magnus Johansson


Björn Stafstedt 2022-02-03



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Last updated: 2022-02-03