Information regarding the coronavirus outbreak
LTH and Lund University are following the responsible authorities' decisions, general advice and recommendations regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). In order to ensure a safe study and working environment for students and employees, the University is making decisions on a continuous basis, based on current instructions from these authorities and the rate of infection in the region.
Consider digital education and meetings if sufficient infection control measures cannot be applied
The recent new rise in the spread of infection entails that the University will have to adapt its activities over the next few weeks.
The Vice-Chancellor therefore took a new decision on 14 January 2022, where the biggest changes concern teaching, examinations and meetings:
- Digital teaching and assessment should be considered in those cases where sufficient infection control measures cannot be applied, provided that there is no deterioration in the quality of education or the fairness of assessment.
- as a basis, meetings, conferences and other gatherings are to be conducted digitally, unless, taking the needs of the organisation into account, physical attendance is required.
From the Vice-Chancellor's decision of 14 January 2022
Teaching and assessment
As a basis, teaching and assessment of study performance are to be conducted as planned on University premises. Digital teaching and assessment should be considered in those cases where sufficient infection control measures cannot be applied, provided that there is no deterioration in the quality of education or the fairness of assessment.
Third cycle studies (PhD studies) are covered by the same conditions as education.
Employees who do not need to be at the workplace to maintain necessary activities are to work from home. In this context, necessary activities include the conducting of teaching, assessment and associated activities with physical attendance on University premises.
The line manager assesses the possibilities with reference to the activity and work environment.
Course and programme syllabi
Changes in approved course and programme syllabi for the 2022 spring semester regarding forms of teaching and assessment of study performance are permitted to the extent necessary for compliance with this decision.
The decision on changes is made by the officer who made the decision on the course or programme syllabus in question. The decision is to be documented and the reason for the change is to be stated. There is to be consultation with the relevant student union.
Libraries, study spaces and computer rooms
Libraries, study spaces and computer rooms are to remain accessible to the greatest extent possible while ensuring social distancing and avoiding crowding.
Assessment of the risk of spread of infection
In all activities, an assessment of the risk of spread of infection must be carried out. Adequate measures must be implemented to avoid the spread of infection. Regulations, general advice and recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19 must be followed.
Have you been exposed to coronavirus in connection with your studies?
If you have been exposed, or suspect that you have been exposed, to the coronavirus in connection with your studies, the university is obliged to report it as a serious incident to the Swedish Work Environment Authority.
Therefore, always inform the Course Coordinator if you suspect or know that you have been exposed to the virus in connection with your studies.
The information is needed so that the Course Coordinator can review the current risk assessment so that infection at the study site can be avoided and report the incident to the Swedish Work Environment Authority.