What rules apply regarding working from home?
The university's adapted return to campus-based activities also includes the university's employees. Workplaces, common staff areas and meeting forms must be adapted, as far as possible, in accordance with recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Authorities. Requests concerning working from home should be discussed with the nearest manager.
According to the Infectious Diseases Act, each person "contributes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases" through attention and reasonable precautionary measures. Anyone who furthermore knows or suspects that one is carrying an infectious disease is also obliged to take the measures necessary to protect others against the risk of infection. This applies to all infectious diseases.
Note that you should be symptom-free for two days before returning to your workplace.
Also read the recommendations of the Public Health Authority "Protect yourself and others from spread of infection"
What if I belong to a risk group?
If you belong to a risk group you should work from home after a dialogue with your manager.
What if I can't work from home?
If you do not have the right conditions for working from home and want to work at your regular workplace, you should raise the issue with your manager to find a solution.
What about work environment?
The Work Environment Act also applies if you work from home. However, the employer's ability to have transparency and control over the design of the workplace is hampered when working from home. Therefore, in the case of working from home, the employee is responsible for ensuring that the place where the work is performed is appropriate from a work environment perspective.
Tips and advice
Tips and advice when working from home (link to the Employee Portal: Work-life at a distance)
Can I borrow equipment to make working from home more convenient?
Yes, but you need to discuss the possibilities with your manager. Equipment for distance work has been purchased. Contact your nearest manager if you need access to this equipment.
How do I access my documents from home?
You can make use of a Virtual private network (VPN). VPN is a technology that gives the user access to services on the university's network despite being off campus. You can find more information here.
Onedrive and Mypage can even be used when you are not on campus. To access you files at for example H: and M: you can use https://files.hv.se/htcomnet/ - login with your usual login name and password.
I feel worried and stressed about the corona virus. Who can I turn to?
Employees who feel worried can turn to the nearest manager for a dialogue. The manager can in turn contact HR for information about support for employees.
The university's health service Avonova has expanded its service with a telephone advisory "Avonova Hot Line Corona" so that employees and managers can quickly get in touch with both medical expertise and psychologist support in case of concerns and questions about the covid-19 corona virus. A call is chargeable and costs SEK 550 / call. Oral approval from the manager is required.
Telephone counseling can be reached at 010 - 252 64 44 during the following times:
Weekdays, 8am - 8pm (lunch break 12am - 1pm)
Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Am I insured if I work from home?
A person who performs his / her work at home and who is exposed to an accident is insured for accidents at work under the Personal Injury Agreement (personskadeavtalet, PSA). However, this requires that the accident is clearly and directly related to the work being carried out (Arbetsgivarverket).
Do I have to check for post in my pigeon hole?
Yes, you have to check your pigeonhole regularly. If you can't do it yourself, you can ask a colleague who is on campus to do it for you.