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RISE internal guidelines regarding the coronavirus

RISE has a contingency team that is following developments and holding regular coronavirus debriefing meetings. The contingency team continuously decides on precautionary measures to reduce the spread of infection. 

General guidelines - updated April 2 (10 pm)

Employees with symptoms

All with symptoms of respiratory infection, even mild ones, is urged to refrain from social contacts where infection is at risk of transmission. This can help reduce the extent of the spread. If an employee feels symptoms, they shall stay at home and wait at least two days after returning to work. The individual situation is assessed in dialogue with the employees immediate superior.

Risk group

Individual employees that belong to the risk group or that has someone in their immediate surroundings that belong to the risk group, we encourage to keep a dialogue with their manager about how the situation should be handled

RISE facilities/workplaces

All employees who have tasks that can be performed remotely are encouraged to work from home in order to further limit the spread of infection. This applies starting on Friday, 20 March.

To avoid the spread of infection, we urge you to keep a distance from one another in the workplace, as well as to regularly wash your hands with soap and water or otherwise use hand spray.

As regards visits to our workplaces from customers and partners from other EU countries, the same precautions apply as for our employees, i.e. in accordance with our internal guidelines. As regards countries outside the EU, the government has stopped all travel to Sweden as of 19 March for 30 days.

Meetings and visits to clients

We encourage you to conduct all meetings online, whether internal or with customers and partners.

If an employee still needs to travel to a customer site or project, they will also need to check which coronavirus guidelines apply at that customer’s company or organisation. These trips must also be approved by the SVP and Function Manager.


There is a travel bans in place for all domestic and international travel. Exemptions must be granted by the SVP or Function Head. This helps to reduce the spread of infection and is also part of controlling our costs. This applies starting on March 20.

For private travel, we urge employees to follow the recommendations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency of Sweden . The Public Health Authority encourages you to consider whether planned trips within Sweden are necessary. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all unnecessary trips abroad. If you feel symptoms, refrain from travelling.

International events

As regards international events during April, May and June, we will cancel or postpone the events that we arrange on our own. For other events where we are co-organisers, we will conduct a dialogue to clarify our position. We are closely following developments, and will take decisions about events from July onwards as time progresses.

National event

As regards events in Sweden during April, May and June, we are determining whether these can be done online; otherwise, they might be postponed. We are closely following developments and will take decisions about events from July onwards as time progresses.

Internal training

Internal training during April, May and June will be conducted online or moved to a later date.

External educations

Please visit our education catalogue to see guidelines for external courses, workshops, seminars, etcetera. 

Recruitment processes

Our ambition is to continue with ongoing recruitment processes. If, for any reason, a recruitment process needs to be paused, ended or is thought to take longer time than planned, we will inform the candidates about this. We follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and therefore interviews might be held digitally. 

Our operations continues

In addition to the consideration of everyones health , we carry on working for sustainable growth in Sweden by strengthening the competitiveness and development of industries. We do this by a continuous delivery on our assignments and by contributing with our expertise in finding solutions to shared challenges - for both companies and society as a whole.