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 and adult secondary education are reopening
On 29 May, the Government Offices of Sweden announced that the Public Health Agency was withdrawing its distance education recommendation. That means upper secondary schools and adult education will return to in-person teaching this autumn. The decision applies as of 15 June. Although we will be returning to more normal operations, we will continue to follow the advice of the Public Health Agency and the National Agency for Education.
What does this mean for our schools?
For high schools, it means that lessons will occur at school, in the classroom. The reason for rescinding this decision at high schools was the knowledge that children and youth are not fueling the spread of infection. Furthermore, school employees are not falling ill with a higher rate of frequency than those in other professions.
The recommendation for distance learning in effect for adult education is also being rescinded. Adult education centers are required to follow the regulations, recommendations and general guidelines that apply to the rest of society. Adaptations at each location may, however, vary. Distance learning may still be used to some extent going forward, in combination with classroom instruction.
Mother tongue instruction will also resume at school premises. At ISLK International School of Lund, lessons will continue, as usual, at school premises.
For students, what do you need to think about?
- Make sure to respect social distancing. Keep a distance to others on the school grounds, in classrooms, cafeterias, etc.
- During breaks and recesses, spend as much time as possible outdoors.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
You can also use hand disinfectant when washing with soap and water is not possible.
- Try to avoid touching your face and eyes. Cough into your elbow.
- Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of illness.
- If you become ill during the day, you must immediately return home.
- You must remain at home as long as you are sick and have symptoms.
- If you have been at home with a confirmed case of covid-19, there other guidelines that apply for when you can return to school.
What does this mean for our operations?
For upper secondary school, this decision means that teaching will take place on site at schools. Mother tongue teaching is also returning to school premises. At the International School of Lund Katedralskolan (ISLK), teaching will continue as usual at the school. Adult secondary education (Komvux) plans to gradually return to in-person teaching during the autumn.
What do you as a student need to think about?
- Maintain distance between yourself and others in the schoolyard, at restaurants, and throughout the school premises when possible.
- Stay outdoors on breaks as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
- Try to avoid touching your face or eyes.
- When you cough, cough into your elbow.
- Stay at home if you are sick or if you have symptoms.
What is being done at schools?
Every school will be making adaptations to lower the risk of a spread of infection. However, each school has its own unique premises, which is why the measures implemented may vary from school to school. This has to do with such things as cleaning and logistics concerning the flow of people in cafeterias and other places where people tend to gather. There will be plenty of opportunities for washing hands with soap and water, supplemented with hand disinfectant whenever necessary.
Travel to and from school
To lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 when using public transport, the recommendation is to avoid travel during peak times. The ability to do that, however, may vary depending on where you live.
We encourage that everyone who is able to, should walk, bike or travel by moped to school. Another option is coordinating family travel by car as a means of relieving the public transport system. We will be opening school earlier each morning so that students taking an earlier bus or train can wait at school prior to the start of lessons.
All reporting of absences and illness shall be done as usual to Skola24.