The Coronavirus Situation

Finspång Municipality is following the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendation to upper secondary schools and municipal adult education colleges to provide distance education because of the new Corona virus.

Distance education for pupils at upper secondary school and students in municipal adult education

In Finspång municipality, this means that pupils at Bergska gymnasiet, Bildningen and Bergska gymnasiet, Ekmans väg, and students at municipal adult education colleges will participate in distance education from home as of Wednesday 18 March. Pupils who are not able to undergo distance education will be offered tuition at school after consultation with the principal in charge.

Teachers will be at school to provide distance education in accordance with the ordinary timetable via a learning platform and they will also be accessible online for the pupils. Food will be served in the Metallen building for those pupils who need it.

If you have any questions about this decision or distance education, please contact the principal in charge.

Finspång Municipality is closely monitoring the course of events and actively works with preparedness measures so as to be able to deal with a possible spread of infection. We measures are based on the recommen­dations of the health authorities and other public authorities involved, with the goal that the Municipality’s activities should be prepared and affected to the least extent as feasible.

Prevent and avoid infection

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Sneeze or cough in a tissue or in your inner elbow.
  • Use hand sanitiser as many disinfectants are effective against the virus.
  • A general preventive measure against respiratory tract infections is to avoid touching one’s face or eyes, and to avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • If you are sick, stay at home.

For questions about the coronavirus
– phone 113 13

If you have any questions about the coronavirus, it is important to phone 113 13, which is the national information number, however so as not to overburden the healthcare centres and 1177 Vårdguiden, avoid more contacts than is necessary. The number 113 13 is open 24/7.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has also compiled a webpage with questions and answers.

Share only confirmed information

Help prevent the spreading of rumours and speculation, be aware of the source, and do not share uncertain information with others.

Keep yourself informed

Providing honest information to children is a good idea, however keep in mind that depending upon maturity, too much information could be difficult to absorb and may give rise to anxiety. Help prevent the spreading of rumours and speculation, be aware of the source, and do not share uncertain information with others.