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Information for users, contractors and other visitors

latest update 15 September 2020 (Changelog)

  • MAX IV follows the recommendations and regulations from Lund University, which can be found here. Please note, especially if you are a user at MAX IV, this implies:
    • We welcome users, contractors and other visitors from all places, provided the safety of everyone at MAX IV is maintained in accordance with the recommendations of Lund University, public health authorities including the Swedish Public Health Agency (FHM), and safeguards as described below. International travel restrictions as well as restrictions imposed by the users home institutions can apply and are beyond MAX IVs control or knowledge.
    • Work environment responsibility for users connected to travel and stay at MAX IV rests with their employer first and foremost, as does the obligation to follow Swedish authorities recommendations. MAX IV can therefore not be part of a users decision to travel. MAX IV ensures a local safe workplace for all people at the lab.
  • Users are encouraged to utilize remote or mail-in access whenever possible with acceptable impact on their project.
  • On arrival at MAX IV, users must sign a consent document including a health statement [Consent form.pdf].
  • You must stay away from MAX IV laboratory if you have the slightest symptoms, even if you firmly believe that they are not related to Covid-19.
  • You must stay away from MAX IV laboratory if you have had known contact with a Covid-19 case during 14 days prior to the visit.
  • We discourage beamtime participation by people not strictly necessary to run the experiment, in order to limit physical contacts. User groups are limited to max 3 persons allowed on-site simultaneously, and max 5 in total if there is need for shift-work. Some beamlines may have more strict rules for certain areas, e.g. small hutches, in order to enable distancing.
  • No on-site registration / safety test for users will be permitted, only pre-registered users are admitted.
  • Until further notice, in general no study visits, collaboration visits, or other external meetings or workshops are to take place on MAX IV premises. MAX IV staff may decide to perform such activities, following FHM guidelines, at outside venues. Other necessary visits are restricted to groups of no more than 3, except for contractors and users for immediate on-site work.
  • Training activities (e.g. training units at beamlines as part of university classes) are allowed for groups up to 3 students at a time. The students are to visit the beamline only and are not allowed in common areas, e.g. at the coffee machines. Supervisors are to ensure that registration etc. takes place w/o risk for crowding. These activities are always coordinated with the user office.
  • To avoid crowding in the lunch areas, users, and other visitors are not allowed to enter the lunch areas and kitchens between 11:00 and 14:00 on weekdays.




Please contact useroffice@maxiv.lu.se / +46462221415 with any concerns or questions that you have.e


15 September 2020: Reception opening hours
9 September 2020: Allow for small student training groups, under special precautions
31 August 2020: Refer to local rules at beamlines, rules for non-user visitors