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Practical checklist for students

Below is a short checklist for current students at Lund University, containing concrete guidelines and tips on how to act while the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing.

General guidelines and recommendations

See the Public Health Agency’s current guidelines in connection with Covid-19 on their website. 

How to protect yourself and others from being infected with Covid-19 – Public Health Agency’s website

  • Follow any guidelines given by the housing provider.
  • If you live in a shared apartment or corridor, make a Covid-plan together with your housemates that does not contradict any guidelines set by the housing provider or any Swedish authority.
  • If one of your housemates is sick, be a friend and ask if you can help them with anything, for example grocery shopping and other practical matters.
  • If one of your housemates has tested positive for Covid-19 and you have been in close contact with them, you may need to get tested, depending on the specific situation. If you develop symptoms, you should stay home and get tested, irrespective of whether you are fully vaccinated or not. Contact your healthcare provider if you are unsure what applies in your case.
    When to get tested for Covid-19 – 1177.s

  • Stay updated by checking our corona-webpage for current students, as well as through any information communicated to you by your faculty and/or coordinator.
    Faculty-specific coronavirus information
  • Update your contact information at so that we can always reach you.
  • Do not participate in class or any other type of physical meetings with other people if you have any symptoms at all.
  • If you have been exposed, or suspect that you have been exposed, to Covid-19 in connection with your studies, the University is obliged to report this to the Swedish Work Environment Authority.
    What to do if you (may) have been exposed to Covid-19 in connection with your studies

What to do if you get sick?

  • Go home directly if you are in class or any other public space and start to feel unwell.
  • Keep your distance from other people and stay in your room/apartment. Visit the website to see common symptoms and what applies in terms of testing. While waiting for your test result, you should stay home and avoid close contact with others.
    Getting tested for Covid-19 –
  • If you have housemates, follow the Covid-plan for your accommodation mentioned above.
  • Ask someone else to do your grocery shopping for you and help you with any other urgent practical matters.
  • Contact your programme/course coordinator to let them know that you are sick if your condition prevents you from participating in class and/or if you have any common symptoms of Covid-19. You may be able to participate in class digitally if you are well enough.
  • If you cannot manage in your home, call 1177 (+46 771 1177 00 if you're using a foreign phone number) and ask for advice.

  • For any medical advice, call 1177 (+46 771 1177 00 if you're using a foreign phone number).
  • For questions or concerns regarding your studies, please contact your programme/course coordinator or other contact at the faculty or department.
  • For general and practical questions, contact the International Desk.
    Contact details for the International Desk
  • For questions or concerns regarding your accommodation, please contact the housing provider.

Stress and mental health

Many of us are experiencing added stress and worry due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which is completely understandable. Below are some tips that may help you stay balanced during the pandemic.

Going back to school after having been sick

  • Follow any instructions given to you from the health services at 1177 or from a health clinic that you may have been in contact with during your sickness.
  • In general, you will be instructed to not go back to class until you have been completely well and fever-free for two days. If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you will have received additional information from your healthcare provider.
    Information about when you are no longer considered to be contagious –
  • Keep your programme/course coordinator informed about your presence in class.