Getting tested using the university's temporary identity number
It is now possible for staff and students who do not have a Swedish personal identity number to identify themselves using the university's temporary identity number when getting tested for COVID-19. Previously, this group has been referred to a health centre, but they can now use the self-test centre on Gösta Skoglunds väg 8 in Umeå. A guide on how to do so is available on umu.se.
Please note that people who are neither students nor employees or scholarship holders paid by Umeå University may not be eligible for a temporary identity number.
Anyone who has a reserve number from the healthcare system or a coordination number from the Swedish Tax Office should use these instead.
Recommend your staff to get tested and stay at home if they have symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19. This also applies to those who have been vaccinated.
Guide – get tested using your temporary identity number (umu.se)
Read about testing on 1177.se (Region Västerbotten)
Getting tested upon arrival in Sweden
When entering Sweden from abroad, you are recommended to get tested on arrival and, for some, again on day five. Umeå University has developed information aimed at the autumn semester international student arrivals that can also be applied to visitors and staff who have access to a temporary identity number issued by the university and for certain guidelines regarding the recommendations for testing.
Information for international arrivals (umu.se)
Information to distribute
Region Västerbotten has developed information aimed at international students and staff at Umeå University about testing, booking vaccination and finding a health centre that can be useful. Please download and distribute Region Västerbotten's information sheets if you think they can be useful.
Region Västerbotten has also updated their information on self-testing on 1177.se, but the information online does not mention the temporary identity number issued by the university as this only applies for Umeå University.
Information sheet about testing, booking vaccination and finding a health centre (pdf)
Region Västerbotten is responsible for informing about vaccination and has updated its routines for booking vaccination too. The temporary identity number cannot be used when booking vaccination.
Read about booking vaccination on 1177.se (Region Västerbotten)
Some useful explanations and information can also be found in the university's FAQs available for students or staff separately.
Read the FAQ for staff – section Vaccination (umu.se)
Read the FAQ for students – section Vaccination (umu.se/student)
Questions and comments
If you have questions or comments about the university's information or handling of COVID-19, please contact the Crisis Management Team on email@example.com.