What rules apply regarding working from home?
It is still important that we follow the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations to reduce the spread of infection.
As a starting point, the Public Health Agency's general advice is that employees should work from home if possible. As teaching will partly take place on campus, however, it must be possible to maintain operations and more employees than before will then have to work at the workplace.
The immediate manager is responsible for making the assessment of and deciding which employees can work from home and which need to be on site.
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. The employer has the main responsibility for the employee's work environment even when the work takes place at home. The employees must participate in creating good working conditions and also to take responsibility by paying attention to and reporting risks. This requires continuous dialogue between employees and their manager.
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. Some furniture such as office chairs can also be borrowed at home, but no office tables. Employees are responsible for the transfer. Contact your nearest manager if you have any questions.
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.
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.