KMH guidelines regarding Covid‑19

Because of the ongoing pandemic all education will be adapted so it can take place in a safe way. During the autumn, the education at KMH will be a combination of distance education and on-campus classes. 

Latest update 25 november:

  • We allow 8 people (students and staff) in the audience at concerts.

The following guidelines will apply until 13 December due to the local restrictions for Stockholm:

  • KMH concerts will not be open to the public as the Swedish Public Health Agency advises against participating in this type of event.
  • All staff who can work from home are encouraged to do so. The teaching that needs to take place on site can continue to do so, provided that distance is maintained and other guidelines are followed carefully.
  • Our campuses remain open, but we want to appeal not to go to campus unless you need to.

Local restrictions for Stockholmexternal link

General guidelines

The Public Health Agency's guidelines on social distancing still apply. This means that we are all responsible for keeping a distance of at least two meters when it is possible.

Stay home if you are sick. If you have the slightest symptoms, do not come to KMH. This applies even if you just have “a minor cold”.

Remember to wash your hands often and thoroughly. Please use the hand sanitizer that is placed in different places on campus.

Member of household with confirmed covid-19 infection

The new recommendations from the Public Health Agency state that infected person's household members also need to follow certain restrictions which are to be determined by a doctor.

Read more at the Public Health Agency of Sweden website:

Protect yourself and others from spread of infectionexternal link

Employee, student or relative in at-risk group

Employees should inform their closest manager for adequate adjustments. Students should contact their director of studies, to suit the education according to needs.

Possible spread of infection at KMH

If there is a confirmed spread of infection at KMH, the corona group will meet and take measures accordingly. Further measures will be taken, due to the extent of the spreading. The person who has been infected should abide by the restrictions and guidelines given to them by the health care services.

Education during autumn

During the autumn, the education at KMH will be a combination of distance education and on-campus classes.

The education that can continue to be conducted remotely will to a large extent continue as distance education. Some lessons may also take place in alternative rooms to make room for other classes which have to take place on campus.

To find out about your own classes, find your schedule in TimeEdit. If you have any questions, please contact your teacher or director of studies.

Work or study from home

Premises – booking, elevators, ventilation, etc.

To ensure that it is possible to keep a two-meter distance in all premises, classrooms and group rooms have been measured and new regulations have been set regarding how many people that may be present in each room at the same time.

Make sure you have booked your practice room before you go to campus. The rooms at campus Edsberg are now also booked through TimeEdit.

We are moving furniture both in classrooms and public areas to avoid congestion and crowds. There will also be floor markings and posters that remind us to keep our distance.

Remember not to always go through the foyer and use balconies and stairs between the different floors instead.

List of accepted number of persons per room

The main entrance from Valhallavägen will only be open for students and staff with entrance pass. The temporary access for employees via ”Melodislingan” is no longer valid.

Changing rooms and staff gym

The recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Sweden is to avoid public changing rooms. At KMH, the changing rooms and staff gym will be open, and if you need to use them please show extra consideration to keep distance and avoid crowds.

Elevators

The elevators may only be used by two people at a time. Please use the stairs, but make sure to meet others with respect and be sure to leave space for each other.

Ventilation

The air circulation in the rooms on Campus Valhallavägen is demand-controlled. When people are present, the flow increases from minimum to basic flow. The temperature and air turnover are controlled via temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide sensors depending on the room and activity. The basic flow is set to an air supply of 10 liters per second and person, which means an average of about three air changes in the rooms per hour. All supply air comes from outside and no air is reused, providing a safe environment.

At Edsberg, it is important to open the windows to ventilate at regular intervals.

Cleaning

We have extra measures in our premises regarding cleaning.

  • Handles and buttons in public areas are disinfected in the morning and at 12 and 14 o'clock.
  • Piano keys are wiped at least once a day in the morning.
  • Toilets in public areas are cleaned three times a day - morning, lunch, afternoon.
  • Toilets by offices are cleaned once a day in the morning.
  • We wipe the floors extra carefully where wind musicians have practiced.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in different places on campus.

For cleaning matters, use helpdesk.kmh.seexternal link

Campus opening hours

Please note that from this week it is possible to book rooms as early as 7.00, to make it is possible to avoid the worst rush hour traffic in the morning.

  • Valhallavägen
    Monday to Friday 7.00 - 23.00
    Weekends 9.15-22.00
  • Edsberg
    Monday to Friday 7.00 - 23.00
    Weekends 8.00-23.00
  • Support Services (Internservice) opening hours from 31 August
    Mon-Fri 7.00-15.00, closed for lunch 12-13, weekends 10.00-17.00, closed for lunch 12-13.
  • Library – se below

Changed tuition hours

During the academic year 2020/2021, classes can be planned to take place before 8.45, after 18.00. and during lunch hours 12.15-13.30, providing students and teachers agree.

KMH as a government authority

KMH will be open to the public via registrator@kmh.se.

IT support

Reached via helpdesk where it is also possible to book an appointment for help on site on Valhallavägen on Mondays and Wednesdays.

helpdesk.kmh.seexternal link

Travel

To travel to KMH, try to avoid public transport if you can. Otherwise, try not to travel during rush-hour.

KMH opens at 7 a.m. which makes it possible to commute outside of rush-hours.

At present, KMH advises against unnecessary business trips / study trips and this also applies to erasmus exchanges for staff. Each manager makes decisions in these cases.

Safety equipment

Fabric masks

KMH will provide fabric masks, security class FFP2, for teachers who want to use them in exposed teaching situations. Fabric masks should be seen as a complement when physical distancing is hard to follow (i.e. teaching singing, wind instruments and rhytmics). For the mask to function properly, it must be used according to special routines.

WHO advice about masksexternal link

Special closed bins will be provided and marked. When you get your mask, you also receive a bag to use to dispose it. The closed bag is then put in the bin, which contains a light-blue bag for hazardous waste.

To get a fabric mask, contact Support Services. Students can purchase masks from NotoBok.

Please note that it is still important to follow current guidelines of a 2-metre distance, room capacity limitations etc. These regulations also applies to persons wearing masks and those having proven antibodies.

Vizor

KMH will provide vizors to teachers who want to use them in singing class. Contact Support Services.

Windshield

KMH has required a large number of windshields to be used on microphones. Borrow from Support Services.

Wind instruments and choir singing

Singing and wind instruments require extra precautions and there will be plexiglass screens available for this type of teaching. Requests for mobile plexiglass screens can be specified when you book a room in TimeEdit or can be ordered through helpdesk.

Condensation from brass instruments is a risk factor. Dry up on paper or a cloth and take it with you as you leave the room.

When you have finished using your instrument, apply hand sanitizer to your hands as they may have been in contact with the condesation.

Loans and care of instruments

Loans from the Support service desk will be limited only to equipment necessary for educational purposes.

Instrument Care

Everyone is responsible for cleaning their own instruments as well as the instruments that are placed in cabinets and provided by KMH.

Do not share an instrument or microphone with anyone else and make sure your hands are clean before touching any instrument.

Note that it is important not to use hand sanitizer on piano keys and other instruments.

Concerts

The ban on public gatherings and public events with more than 50 participants continues to apply until further notice, which means that concerts will be held with a limited audience and exam concerts will be given priority.

We are continuosly following the development on this issue, and are prepared to make alterations when the recommendations change.

KMH provides the possibility to livestream concerts.

CSN

The government has now announced that even those who cannot continue studying when the university closes as a result of the new Corona virus, should be able to keep their financial student support. CSN will therefore continue to disburse student aid even if the university cannot offer distance learning. You do not need to contact CSNexternal link.

Library

From 31 August, the library is open with access cards Mon-Thurs 8.00 - 18.00 and Fri 8.00-15.00. The information desk is staffed with library staff daily between 13.00-15.00 and Monday-Thursday between 16.00-18.00 there is student staffing, at other times self-service applies.

The library is closed to external visitors for the time being.

The library's e-mail: bibliotek@kmh.se

Digital resources

We remind you about the digital resources available via the library pages.

If you need help to search literature, or if you have other questions, please contact the staff via e-mail:

karin.nordgren@kmh.se

ann.malm@kmh.se

judit.schold@kmh.se

Food, Restaurant Oktav

Oktav is open again at campus Valhallavägen with limited opening hours 8.00-15.00, Monday-Friday. There will not be as many seats as usual and the public will be directed to the entrance at the restaurant.

It will be possible to pre-order food from Restaurant Oktav and collect it in the Erling-Persson atrium. More info to come.

Microwave ovens

Remember to avoid crowds around the microwave ovens. Take a short walk while you wait for the food to heat up and try to spread out the lunchtimes.

The College Administration

The administration's employees work combined on site and remotely, but it is recommended to continue working from home if it is possible.

Contact Information Administration

You can always reach all administration offices by phone or these e-mail addresses:

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DepartmentE-mail
Management Support and Finance Officeekonomi@kmh.se
IT Officehelpdesk@kmh.se
Human Resources Officepersonalavdelningen@kmh.se
Production Office

internservice@kmh.se
ljudenheten@kmh.se

External Relations Officesamverkan@kmh.se
Service Officekontakt_serviceavdelningen@kmh.se
Student Affairs Office studiecentrum@kmh.se
Education and Research Officeufa@kmh.se

Contact information Academies

For specific questions regarding teaching at your particular department or academy, contact the respective director of studies or course coordinator. For general questions, you can contact the Head of the Academy.

Department contacts

Information and questions

The situation may change rapidly and new assessments will be made. We continue to monitor news reports, relevant research and the authorities' guidelines and will continuously update information. New information will be sent via email, and updates are made here at Backstage.

If you have any other questions, email corona@kmh.se.

About the guidelines

These guidelines have been compiled by the corona group, currently meeting three times a week. The group is formed by

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor
  • Managing Director
  • all Heads of Academies
  • Real-Estate Manager
  • Head of External Relations
  • Head of Student Affairs Office
  • Head of Service Office
  • Chairman of the Student Union
  • Co-ordinator for College Management.

Contact the group on e-mail: corona@kmh.se

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