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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.


Back to campuses

At Lapland University of Applied Sciences, we are preparing for a safe return to campuses and contact teaching at the beginning of the autumn semester.

The premises of our operations are the protection of the health of students and staff, the progression of studies as planned and the smooth implementation of RDI activities. 

By carefully following the guidelines, we have managed to avoid extensive exposures on Lapland UAS campuses, and by continuing to do so, we can ensure a safe return to campuses.

You should not come to campus if you are ill or have respiratory symptoms. All safety instructions must be followed on campus.

We will monitor the general corona situation and the guidelines set by the authorities and refine our guidelines in August.

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.

The autumn semester will be started in accordance with the study programme implementation plans, also utilising contact teaching, if the corona situation allows it. If necessary, contact teaching will be prioritised to groups of first-year students starting their studies, students who started their studies in 2020, and studies requiring the use of campus learning environments (laboratory and simulation teaching).

The summer 2021 study modules are mainly implemented as online studies.

The study programmes will organise teaching in a safe manner so that the progress of studies, as well as teaching and guidance, are ensured. The study programmes will inform their students in more detail about their studies and exams. Students should actively follow their student emails as well as Peppi.

Students taking part in study related practical training will follow the instructions of the place of training.

The guidelines will be refined in August.

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.

Students taking part in study related practical training will follow the instructions of the place of training.

Exchange studies, short-term mobility and practical training (incoming and outgoing) will be possible, if permitted by travel and entry regulations, in the spring of 2022 in accordance with official guidelines.

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.

The Finnish Border Guard: Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic
Services

In addition to remote services, student and teaching services are also provided on a limited basis on campuses. More precise service hours will be specified in August.

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

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 - 16:00
+358 40 484 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 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.
COVID-19 vaccination
We recommend vaccination against coronavirus to our students and staff, so we can meet each other safely on campus in autumn.

COVID-19 vaccines offer effective protection against the COVID-19 disease and especially its severe forms.

As a rule, everyone receives the COVID-19 vaccine in their home municipality. You are also entitled to the COVID-19 vaccine in a municipality where you stay regularly or for a longer period of time, for example because of your studies.

Municipalities organise vaccinations and will specify when and where you can get a vaccine. Please follow your municipality's website and other communications for further information.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for all people living in Finland.

Finnish institute for health and welfare: Vaccines and coronavirus