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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 new semester in August 2020 will start partly on campus, partly online

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 ensure sufficient safety distances, and 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.

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.

In autumn, the priority will be on starting new students. All on campus arrangements and teaching are made with consideration of the safety instructions and the number of students on campus.

The UAS premises may be used for teaching for such courses where the use of simulation and laboratory facilities is absolutely necessary. It is also possible to organise exams and other competence-based tests for small groups of students, or individual students on campus, provided they cannot be organised online. Otherwise all continuing students will study mainly online.

You may also wear a face mask in other situations on campus if you wish.

Lapland UAS recommends you wear a face mask 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.

 

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

Lapland UAS will continue receiving foreign exchange students in autumn. All international programmes will start the studies mainly online in autumn.

When arriving to Finland the students are asked to quarantine themselves voluntarily for 2 weeks. During the quarantine the studies will be online.

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

Services

Student affairs offices

Student affairs offices will provide services by email and by telephone.
Contact information

 
Health Care

In other matters concerning sickness, except for coronavirus COVID-19, students may contact student nurse on one’s campus by phone.

  • Kemi tel. 050 314 6497, 050 314 6497, 050 461 7224
  • Rovaniemi tel. 016 322 4280
  • Tornio 050 314 6505


Curators

Curator Maria Sipilä is on call during working days 10-11 o’clock, phone 040 847 4219.
You can also book a telephone appointment with any curator by sending a text message.

Tuovi Honkela 040 353 4276
Paula Perttunen 040 484 4243
Maria Sipilä 040 847 4219

eLearning services

As of Monday 16 March, the 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
040 484 4210
servicedesk@luc.fi

Instructions on remote work in response to the coronavirus

Libraries

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 by your health centre .

Hygienie instructions and safety in Lapland UAS facilities

 

It is recommended that you use a face mask when you are moving around on campus in the common areas. 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 1–2-metre safe distances 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

Students are advised to contact the school nurse in their campus

  • Kemi 050 314 6497, 050 314 6497 or 050 461 7224
  • Rovaniemi 016 322 4280
  • Tornio 050 314 6505

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

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