Practical checklist for students
How should I, as a Lund University student, act during the Covid-19 pandemic?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we all have a common responsibility to help limit the spread of the virus and to follow recommendations and respect restrictions set by Swedish authorities. Below is a short checklist for you as a student at Lund University that may help you to keep yourself and others safe and healthy during the pandemic.
- General guidelines and recommendations
- What to do if you get sick?
- What about stress and mental health?
- When can you go back to school if you have been sick?
General guidelines and recommendations
- Follow the recommendations from Sweden’s Public Health Agency on their website.
- Practise good hand hygiene and follow other hygiene recommendations.
- Stay at home if you feel even slightly ill.
- Maintain distance from others both indoors and outdoors.
- Avoid peak hours on public transport and in public spaces.
For your accommodation
- Follow any instructions given by the housing provider and talk to your housemates about routines for keeping the rooms and public spaces clean.
- If you live in a shared apartment or corridor, make a Covid-plan with your housemates in advance – does everyone know what to do if someone gets sick? It’s always better to talk about it beforehand. Make sure that your plan does not contradict any information given by the housing provider/landlord or any Swedish authority.
- If someone in your household has been tested positive for Covid-19, you will be contacted by a local healthcare provider and be informed about the rules of conduct. As you may also have been infected, you should stay home, avoid contact with others, keep track of possible symptoms and generally act as if you have been tested positive yourself. Learn more about tests and self-tests below.
- Take care of each other and stay safe!
On campus and during your studies
- Stay updated by checking our corona webpage for current students, as well as through any information communicated to you from your faculty and/or coordinator. See faculty-specific coronavirus information here.
- Update your contact information at passport.lu.se so that we can always reach you.
- Do not participate in class or other 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. The current risk assessment needs to be reviewed in order to avoid the further spread of infection in the study location. Learn more about what to do if you (may) have been exposed to Covid-19 in connection with your studies.
What to do if you get sick?
Where can you get medical help?
- Call 1177 to reach the national healthcare advice line (+46 771 1177 00 if you're using a foreign phone number) and ask them for any instructions and advice regarding testing.
- In case of a serious medical emergency, call 112 (Sweden’s emergency number).
- You can order and do a self-test at home or contact a local health centre to ask whether you should get tested. Learn more about Covid-19 tests here.
- If you test positive for Covid-19, you will receive further information, instructions and rules of conduct that you can also find on the Region Skåne website (PDF).
What to do if you fall ill?
- 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.
- 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.
- If you cannot manage in your home, call 1177 and ask for advice.
What not to do if you are sick?
- Don’t leave your home (unless necessary for medical care).
- Don’t visit a healthcare provider without contacting 1177 first!
Who can help?
- For any medical advice, call 1177.
- 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.
- For questions or concerns regarding your accommodation, please contact the housing provider/landlord.
What about stress & mental health?
Many of us are experiencing added stress and worry due to the current pandemic. It’s completely understandable if you feel anxious during these times. Below are some tips that may help you stay balanced during the pandemic.
- Maintain your routines and practice self-care.
- Nurture your social connections.
- Refer to tips from the Student Health Centre.
- Contact the Student Health Centre if you need to talk to someone.
- The student chaplains are also there for you and offer confidential visits that are free of charge. Learn more on the Lund Cathedral website.
When can you go back to school if you have 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 at least two days. If you have tested positive for Covid-19 you will have received additional information from the health clinic that you can also find on the Region Skåne website (PDF).
- Keep your programme/course coordinator informed about your presence in class.