Upper secondary schools and adult education

Lund Municipality is monitoring the developments and situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have collected information here, based on the current situation, that applies to high schools and adult education.

Upper secondary school students return to face-to-face education

Infection Control Skåne has made the assessment that upper secondary schools can gradually return to face-to-face education with more students present on site to at least two thirds of the students.

From 19 April, at least two thirds of the school's students should be attending face-to-face education at the same time on school premises. The return should take place based on each school’s circumstances and conditions. From 26 April, all upper secondary schools should only conduct face-to-face education.

The Public Health Agency's recommendation on partial remote education for upper secondary schools ceased to be valid from 1 April. The national recommendation has expired, however regional and local recommendations continue to apply. Lund's upper secondary schools adhere to Infection Control Skåne's recommendations.

Students and guardians are encouraged to partake in their school’s information in vklass.

The recommendation does not apply to the upper secondary school for students with learning disabilities (4-year program) and the introductory programs.

Other exceptions:

  • practical exercises that cannot be postponed.
  • other examinations that cannot be completed remotely.
  • students who are otherwise vulnerable to remote education.

What is the school doing to reduce transmission of infection?

The upper secondary schools have put in place many preventive measures to avoid crowding and ensure the transmission of infection stays low. The layout of premises at schools varies, therefore the measures can differ. Some examples of measures in upper secondary schools are:

  • Instructions about flows in stairwells and corridors
  • Good opportunities for hand washing and access to hand sanitizers
  • Extended cleaning routines
  • Keeping dining areas sparse by asking students to bring food and eat in a place other than the dining areas. The dining areas have also been supplemented with tents.
  • Opportunities for teachers to wear visors
  • Regular airing
  • Outdoor activities on breaks
  • Extended school day so students can avoid public transport during rush hour

Lund municipality is adhering to the authorities' recommendations and continuously takes new measures to minimize the risk of transmission of infection in our operations. If the recommendations change, we are prepared to quickly adapt and make new decisions.

What do you need to think about as a student?

  • Despite all the preventative measures put in place to avoid crowding, it is important that you continue to follow the general advice and restrictions both when studying remotely or on school premises.

  • Keep a distance from others, in the schoolyard, the canteen, and on all school premises where possible.

  • During breaks, stay outdoors as much as possible.

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water.

  • You can use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.

  • Try to avoid touching your face or eyes. Cough into your elbow.

  • Stay home if you are unwell and displaying symptoms.

  • If you have become unwell during the day, go home.

The Public Health Agency’s rules of conduct of what applies for you as a student if you are unwell (in Swedish).

The Public Health Agency’s rules of conduct for what applies if you or someone in your family are unwell (in Swedish).

How do I know if I should stay home?

On the Public Health Agency's website, there is always updated information on what applies in case of covid-19 symptoms.

Information from the Public Health Agency if you or someone in your family are unwell (in Swedish)

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The Municipal Adult Education Center 

The Municipal Adult Education Center (Komvux) will continue to conduct remote teaching in accordance with previous decisions. Depending on the layout of the course and the needs of students it will be decided which parts can be done on site.

The Native Language Center

The Native Language Center (Modersmålscentrum) will continue with remote teaching of the native language subject for pre-school, elementary school, and upper secondary school. However, this does not apply to native language study guidance. The decision regarding remote education applies until 14 May. Native language teaching at upper secondary school accompanies the return of upper secondary schools to face-to-face education.

The International Elementary School

The International Elementary School’s (ISLK) year levels MYP 3-5 returned to face-to-face education from week 10.

Travel to and from school

To reduce the transmission of covid-19 in public transportation, the recommendation is to avoid rush hour traffic. The possibilities for this can vary depending on where you live.

We encourage everyone who can to ride their bike, their moped or walk to school, travel by car or ride with the family to relieve public transportation. We will also open schools earlier in the morning so students can catch an earlier bus or train if possible.

Absence

Absence and sick leave are reported as usual in Skola24.