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Face-to-face teaching from Monday 28 February

From Monday 28 February, teaching at UiA will as a general rule take place in person on campus. The system for hybrid teaching will no longer be used.

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The reason is that the one metre distance rule and the quarantine requirements for close contacts and household members have been lifted. These were requirements that reduced the capacity of classrooms and auditoriums.

The majority of students and staff who fall ill due to the coronavirus will be ill for a short time. “The regulatory requirement to go into isolation is removed and replaced with a recommendation for adults with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to stay home for 4 days from the onset of symptoms and, regardless, until they have been fever-free for 24 hours,” a press release from the Government released on 12 February said.

To offer our students a normal student experience, teaching will be carried out as planned with physical attendance in courses.

From 28 February, the following applies:

  • UiA returns to face-to-face teaching. The main rule is to follow the planned timetable: TimeEdit University of Agder
  • Courses that were originally planned to be taught digitally in the timetable published in December 2021, will be held online.
  • Some sessions can be held digitally where it is considered appropriate based on the infection situation. Students must check Canvas for notifications from lecturers about possible changes.
  • For courses with mandatory attendance, students who are unable to attend teaching sessions must log their absences. Students whose attendance falls below the attendance requirement can contact the programme coordinator who will consider the possibility of allowing access to the exam.
  • Students who have short-term absences will generally not be offered digital tuition. They are encouraged to follow the semester plan and study the material on their own or in collaboration with fellow students.
  • Students who are in risk groups have a right to adapted teaching. Students must document that they or their immediate family are in a risk group. The lecturer should come to an agreement with the student on how to accommodate the teaching, this can also be done in consultation with UiA’s special needs office.

Tests: UiA Help will continue to hand out coronavirus tests.

Vaccination: On Thursday 17 February, the vaccination team from Kristiansand will be in the student canteen on Campus Kristiansand.

General infection control advice still applies:

(National recommendations and rules - government.no)

  • Practice good hand and cough hygiene.
  • Follow the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
  • Get tested if you develop symptoms. It is no longer necessary to get tested if you do not have symptoms, even if you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you develop new respiratory symptoms and you feel sick. You should stay home until you feel well, and you have been fever-free for 24 hours. Mild residual symptoms like a runny nose, hoarseness or some coughing are fine.
  • If you receive a positive COVID-19 test, stay home for 4 days from the onset of symptoms or from the date of your positive test if you have no symptoms.