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Practical and laboratory education

2 June 2021 (Updated 30 June 2021)

Scenario LOW is valid for autumn semester 2021

The President of KTH has 1 June 2021 decided (V-2021-0421) that teaching and examination from and including 29 August 2021 and onwards shall be carried out according to the scenario low, which means the campus is open.

The text from the President decision on the covid pages on the intranet

"From pandemic to pedagogical progress" interview with Vice-President for Education

Clarification on the use of halls during the beginning of the autumn term

Comprehensive information is gathered in this article published on 30 June 2021: Instructions on use of halls and measures in KTH´s premises for HT21

Description of the activity area

Practical and laboratory education is learning activities that either requires special physical equipment or that the student is in a special place to carry out the activity. Examples of such activities are laboratory work, study visits, on-site measurement, field-based surveys or work in workshop/maker space/studio.

General guidelines

For all practical and laboratory campus teaching, the following applies:

  • it is carried out in smaller groups of students
  • the activity is adapted to minimise the spread of infection
  • congestion is avoided
  • it is carried out using adequate protective equipment, washing and disinfection.

Comprehensive guidelines due to COVID-19

LOW

Practical and laboratory campus activities may be carried out.

MEDIUM

Code of conduct

Code of Conduct regarding minimising the spread of infection means that the student assures that:

  • he/she is symptom-free
  • use protective equipment
  • follow the instructions of the teacher or assistant
  • agrees that teachers or assistants reject students who do not follow the instructions.

Practical and laboratory campus activities may be carried out.

Code of Conduct regarding minimising the spread of infection must be adhered to.

HIGH

Practical and laboratory campus activities may only be carried out where there is a strong negative impact on the fulfilment of the course's learning objectives, if it is carried out in the digital environment. Other practical and laboratory activities are carried out digitally.

Digital labs are recommended in cases where it is possible for students to pick up the special equipment (e.g. lab kit or physical model), or have it sent home and then carry out the activity remotely.

Code of Conduct regarding minimising the spread of infection must be adhered to.