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. Note that many of the national restrictions that were previously in place were lifted on 29 September.
- 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 as well. If you have any symptoms, even mild ones, you should get tested. If you don't have symptoms, you may still be asked to get tested by a healthcare provider depending on the specific situation.
Getting 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 passport.lu.se so that we can always reach you.
How to make yourself contactable
- 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?
- Visit 1177.se for instructions and advice regarding testing.
Getting tested for Covid-19 – 1177.se
Also see the Public Health Agency's information on Covid-19 testing
- In case of a serious medical emergency, call Sweden’s emergency number 112.
- If you test positive for Covid-19, you will receive further information, instructions and rules of conduct from your healthcare provider.
- 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. If the symptoms have not disappeared after 24 hours, visit the 1177.se website to see 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 – 1177.se
- 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.
- Maintain your routines and practice self-care.
- Nurture your social connections.
- Refer to tips about worry and anxiety from the Student Health Centre
Tips from the Student Health Centre for students anxious about Covid-19
The Student Health Centre's general information about worry and anxiety
- Contact the Student Health Centre
Learn more about the Student Health Centre's services and contact them
- Contact the student chaplains and book a confidential appointment free of charge
About the student chaplains services on the Lund Cathedral website
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. Also see the PDF document below.
Patient information and rules of conduct on the Region Skåne website (PDF)
- 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, and at least seven days have passed since you became ill. If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you will have received additional information from your healthcare provider.
- Keep your programme/course coordinator informed about your presence in class.