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Information om Covid-19

Information about the covid-19 pandemic

Göta closely monitors the situation for students in relation to the ongoing pandemic. We want to caution against the spreading of rumours and speculation. Gothenburg University gathers all relevant information about how the pandemic affects your studies at

If you have any questions or thoughts about how the pandemic is affecting your education, do not hesitate to contact us!

Update 2020-10-29

Stricter guidelines

From 29 October until 19 November, everyone in Västra Götaland County are urged to:

  • Refrain from visits to indoor environments such as shops, shopping centres, museums, libraries, swimming pools and gyms. Necessary visits to grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed.
  • Refrain from participating in gatherings such as meetings, concerts, performances, sports training, matches and competitions. However, this does not apply to sports training for children and young people born in 2005 or later.
  • If possible, physical contact with people other than those with whom you live should be avoided. This means, among other things, to refrain from arranging or attending parties and similar social gatherings.

Necessary close contact is allowed, for example during healthcare visits and medical examinations. However, anyone with possible Covid-19 symptoms should avoid any close contact with other people.

The decision also includes stricter general advice for businesses such as shops, shopping centres and sports facilities as well as workplaces. Business owners and employers should take action to ensure that visitors and employees are able to follow the general guidelines in the event of a local outbreak of Covid-19.

The stricter advice may be extended.

Special restrictions

The 50-person limit at public gatherings and events will remain until 19 November.

General guidelines at GU

  • Each individual bears much of the responsibility. Everyone needs to contribute to reducing the spread of disease.
  • Stay home if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • To slow the spread of the virus, study and work from home, to the extent possible.
  • The situation can change quickly and it is therefore important that you keep abreast of new developments. Continue to monitor this page for updates

Further reading

General information in English about current restrictions and guidelines are available at the Swedish public health agencys webpage.

Click here.

You can also find the latest information in English at

Update 2020-10-09

Pressträff 9 oktober

The Swedish minister for higher education and science Matilda Ernkrans held a press conference on October 9th, urging students in particular to adhere to current rules and restrictions. The reason for this being that universities and campuses has been identified as a source for increased spreading of decease.