Return to the workplace at CBH – autumn 2020

Published Jun 26, 2020

In light of the government's announcement that universities can return to teaching on campus, the President has decided to adapt work place activities at KTH during the autumn semester of 2020. The decision is valid until January 15, 2021. However, changes can be made as a result of new information or recommendations from the government and other authorities.

The CBH School has developed an implementation of the President’s decision for the autumn term 2020. The main purpose of this is to prevent the spread of infection in society and to create a safe working environment. Careful planning of operations is required by responsible managers so that physical close contact and congestion are avoided. In order to ensure social distance, a limitation of attendance at the workplace is necessary.

Clarification on the working environment at the CBH:

  • All staff who can work from home should primarily continue to work remotely. Physical presence at KTH must be anchored with the immediate manager. The goal is that everyone who is dependent on physical attendance at KTH for their activities should be able to work on site in a safe way. The Head of School instructs the Heads of Department and the Head of Administration to make the necessary risk assessments regarding the work environment, in order to determine which employees whom should work on site.
  • Meetings and seminars should be held digitally for the time being, unless the nature of the meeting or other rules require physical attendance (eg campus-based teaching). Smaller meetings (eg research groups or tutoring groups) can be conducted physically if necessary, provided that the requirements for social distancing can be met.
  • The Head of School instructs the Head of Administration to coordinate the adaptation of the school's premises in order to facilitate safety distances and reduce the spread of infection.

The above has been discussed and developed in consultation with the CBH management group (17/6). It applies for the time being. The decisions may change at short notice if the government or other authorities decide otherwise.

Questions?

For questions regarding teaching and examination contact the Programme Directors  or the Educational Administration .

For questions regarding your work situation please contact your immediate manager.

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