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Information on Corona virus and Lapland UAS instructions

Here you will find the latest news concerning COVID-19 information in Lapland University of Applied Sciences. .
Lapland UAS actively follows the Corona-virus situation and the recommendation given by the Finnish Government to ensure the safety of our students and staff.


Lapland UAS continues teaching mainly remotely until the end of the spring semester 2021

To ensure the safety of all students and staff members, teaching and guidance will be organised partly on campus, partly online. 

When using the premises, you must follow the safety restrictions and recommendations, and ensure proper hygiene. Do not enter the campus if you are ill or have respiratory symptoms!

A message from THL to students (12.10.2020)

Here you can find Lapland UAS actions concerning all arrangements (updated on 25 March 2021).

Teaching

Lapland University of Applied Sciences will arrange all teaching, guidance and services so that all studies will proceed as planned and according to the study objectives.

Restrictions on public gatherings do not apply to the premises and activities of higher education. However, we strive to follow the recommendations of the authorities whenever possible.

All courses will be delivered online whenever possible.

The UAS premises may be used for teaching for such courses where the use of simulation and laboratory facilities is absolutely necessary.

All on campus arrangements and teaching are made with consideration of the safety instructions and the number of students on campus. The valid restrictions on gatherings should be followed whenever possible.

When you are on campus, it is important to maintain the safe distance of 2 meters to others, take care of thorough hand hygiene, and wear a face mask as recommended. Disposable face masks are available at the main entrances. You may also use your own face mask.

Face masks, disinfection equipment as well as instructions for safe us of facilities will be available in learning environments. The persons responsible for learning environments will provide with the necessary equipment in collaboration with facility officers.

The teachers of the programmes will inform the students in more detail about the studies and exams. It is important that all students follow their student email and Peppi

Safety instructions will apply for all arrangements, including e.g. school lunch. 

Practical training periods and student exhanges

Due to the insecure COVID-19 situation Lapland UAS has decided to cancel all physical student and staff exchanges and practical trainings abroad. This decision is valid at Lapland UAS until the end of year 2021.

All international programmes will start the studies mainly online.

When arriving to Finland the students are asked to quarantine themselves voluntarily for 14 days. During the quarantine the studies will be online. If a student arrives in Finland from a country where COVID-19 variants are spreading fast, a physician of infectious diseases can issue an official quarantine order of 14 days. Based on a risk assessment, the physician decides on the quarantine on a case-by-case basis.

If you arrive in Finland from a country where COVID-19 variants are spreading fast, a physician of infectious diseases can issue an official quarantine order of 14 days. Based on a risk assessment, the physician decides on the quarantine on a case-by-case basis.

Guidelines and provisions regarding corona virus made by other organizations may result in termination of practical training in Finland.

The Finnish Border Guard: Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic

Services

Student affairs offices

Student affairs offices will provide services by email and by telephone.
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Health Care

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School social work and student councelling

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eLearning services

eLearning Services will exclusively work remotely. The doors to our offices will be closed until further notice. This is how we strive to ensure the availability of our services.

Our phones are likely to be overloaded. Always try to use eoppimispalvelut@luc.fi for non-urgent matters, and see the support manuals and systems manuals at http://eoppimispalvelut.fi/. On the same page, we will also provide information about possible disruptions in distance learning services.


IT service

Service hours 8:00 - 17:00
+358 40 484 4210
servicedesk@luc.fi

Instructions on remote work in response to the coronavirus

Libraries

  • The University Library's reading rooms and working spaces are in limited use
  • You can visit the Arctic Centre Library as usual
  • In the Kosmos Library and Minerva Library reading rooms and working spaces are still closed and only short visits are allowed in the library
  • For high-risk groups, we offer Take Away Borrowing.
  • Customers are able to use the library with an access card, taking into account our safety instructions.


Library’s safety instructions

More information about library services can be found on https://lib.luc.fi/fi


If you have flu symptoms or if you suspect that you have contracted corona virus

If you you suspect that you have contracted the corona virus and if you are experiencing symptoms (according to THL, the most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath), please contact your health centre.

Coronavirus symptoms and treatment (THL)

Hygienie instructions and safety in Lapland UAS facilities

 

It is recommended that you use a face mask when you are on campus. Disposable face masks are available at the main entrances, as well as from facility officers. Put a disposable face mask in a waste container directly after you have worn it. You may also use your own face mask.

Recommendation on the use of face masks for citizens by THL

It is still of primary importance that you maintain recommended 2-metre safe distance whenever possible, wash your hands, cough into your sleeve or a disposable tissue, and avoid touching your face.

Face masks are used inside Lapland UAS facilities in situations where it is impossible or difficult to maintain safe distances. Such situations include e.g. simulation teaching and studying in learning environments.

Face masks, disinfection equipment as well as instructions for safe us of facilities will be available in learning environments. The persons responsible for learning environments will provide with the necessary equipment in collaboration with facility officers.

You can protect yourself from the coronavirus in the same way as with other respiratory infectious agents. This is primarily through a good level of hand hygiene.

  • Wash your hands when you arrive to the office, before meals and smoking, after using toilet and when leaving the office
  • Preferably use a paper towel to dry your hands.
  • In case you don’t have an opportunity to wash hands, use hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your face unless your hands are clean.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue immediately after use.
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough and sneeze into the upper part of your sleeve. Do not use your hands!

Hand sanitizer dispensers and handwash instructions have been added to campuses. Cleaning of toilet facilities has been stepped up.


Support and instructios

Student health care

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Finnish institute for health and welfare - Coronavirus COVID-19

You can send questions related to Lapland UAS instructions also to the Lapland UAS safety and security team to turvallisuus@lapinamk.fi.