Information regarding the coronavirus outbreak
Important information to students at LTH
20 November 2020
The Swedish government has decided on new measures to prevent the spread of covid-19. A ban on holding public gatherings and public events with more than eight participants will take effect on Tuesday, November 24.
How is LTH affected by the new measures?
Educational activities at a university are not considered as public gatherings/events and are thus not a part of the Public Order Regulations. However, at LTH are we keen to do everything we can to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. Therefore, all activities that can take place digitally must be digital during the rest of the semester. Exceptions will only be made if there are special reasons and after adjustments that minimize the risk of the spread of infection.
What else applies to our campus?
Study places and libraries will continue to be kept open, but it is even more important than before that you:
- keep a distance,
- study at home as much as possible,
- avoid meeting your fellow students in larger groups.
29 October 2020
Teaching online and on campus in the spring
The dean of LTH has decided that most of the teaching and examinations in the spring will continue to be conducted remotely. Just as during the autumn, certain course components will be conducted on campus if a risk assessment and the facilities situation allow it. The dean of LTH has decided that most of the teaching and examinations in the spring will continue to be conducted remotely. Just as during the autumn, certain course components will be conducted on campus if a risk assessment and the facilities situation allow it.
Stay at home
Stay at home if you have even the slightest symptoms or if someone in your household is confirmed as being infected by Covid-19. According to the Communicable Diseases Act, a person who has a communicable disease must do what is required to protect others from infection (the so-called duty to protect). Information about healthcare and testing can be found on the Region Skåne website.
If you do not have education or examination on campus, or an errand at the library, we ask you to study at home instead - even if you are healthy. This recommendation lasts as long as Region Skåne's stricter recommendations apply.
If you test positive
If you take a Covid-19 test and it is positive, you must follow Region Skåne’s recommendations. You are to stay at home for at least seven days and are only to return to teaching premises after two symptom-free days in accordance with the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency. It is important that you inform the course director so that we know the situation regarding Covid-19. This data will not be saved, and your name will not be communicated, but the information is important for us to be able to take precautionary measures in cases where on-campus course components have been conducted or are planned. Information about Covid-19 on the website of the Swedish Public Health Agency
Maintain social distancing
Maintain social distancing both indoors and outdoors. When you are with people other than members of your household, you are to maintain a distance of at least an arm’s length (at least 1.5 metres).
Wash your hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or disinfect your hands with hand sanitiser.
Do not move furniture
Furniture at premises is arranged to limit the risk of infection transmission. Please respect this and do not move the furniture.
Support is available
Some students experience difficulties with remote studies or have questions and reflections about the future. Support is available, including:
- Lund University’s information for students relating to Covid-19
- Answers to students’ FAQs (Lund University's website)
If you have any specific questions about your programme, contact the director of the programme in question. If you have views about the programme or feel that a problem has arisen in your study environment, you are welcome to contact the Engineering students' union (TLTH).
And finally: remember to stay up to date via the Swedish Public Health Agency website.