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FAQ Information about COVID-19

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Rumours

LU Accommodation strongly advice against spreading any rumors regarding people who might or might not have CoVid-19 and their behavior since the rumors in themselves might not represent the reality of the situation.

New rules within Region Skåne

From 27 October 2020

Harsher recommendations to stop the spread of infection in Skåne 

Folkhälsomyndigheten (the authority of public health) has today together with the infection control physician in Region Skåne decided to harden the recommendations for residents and visitors in Skåne. Everyone is requested to avoid stores and public transportation and only meet people that they normally see.

Harsher recommendations for three weeks

The harsher recommendations for Skåne applies from today and three weeks forward. Residents and visitors in Skåne need to contribute so that everyone can keep a distance and minimize crowding.

  • Everyone should avoid to travel with public transportation or similar. Travelling that cannot be avoided, e.g. travel to work, school or healthcare visits, are allowed.
  • Everyone should refrain from residing inside where there is risk for crowding, e.g. stores and shopping centers. Necessary visits in for instance grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed.
  • Everyone should refrain from organizing or participating in sports competitions where many meet and where travelling is a necessity.
  • Everyone should avoid meeting other people than the ones they live with or meet every week.
  • All operations should take action to minimizing the number of visitors at the same time, adjust visiting hours and offer digital alternatives.
  • Employers should give provide conditions and encourage staff to work from home when it is possible. Business trips, conferences and other physical meetings should be avoided.

The informaiton above and more is availble in Swedish here.

From 15 October 2020

If you live with someone with Covid-19, or have had close contact with someone with the infection, you may have been exposed to the virus and must follow certain rules. In this case, you are to avoid contact with other people for at least seven days. This means that you must study from home, you must not travel by bus or train, and visit the grocery store or pharmacy only if you really need to. You also should take a Covid-19 test.

If you live with someone who has CoVid-19 you will be contacted by an infection tracer who will explain what applies in your specific situation.

Follow certain rules for 7 days:

  • Work and study from home  during minimal 7 days.
  • Meet as few people as possible. Keep a distance if you take a walk outside, and do not go to any free time activities where you meet others.
  • Do not travel with public transportation, paratransit or taxi. 
  • Only shop in convenient stores or pharmacies if absolutely need to, and do not have any symptoms.
  • Be careful about washing your hands often, or use hand sanitizer. Use a personal towel.
  • Cough in the bend of your arm or a handkerchief.
  • Avoid eating together. Do not share a bathroom if possible, and reside in a secluded room if possible. 
  • Remember to wash your hands if you need to be in a common area like kitchen or bathroom.
  • Make sure to inform staff members working with home care or healthcare.

The above is taken and translated from 1177s website.

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How should I conduct myself

as a Lund University student during the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Follow recommendations from Sweden’s Public Health Agency, which include staying home when you are ill, and practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene
  • Stay updated on Lund University’s Corona decisions and guidelines. Check The University’s handling of the coronavirus and Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for students.
  • Go home directly if you are feeling even slight symptoms and keep a distance from others
  • Call the Swedish Health Services 1177 at +46 771 1177 00  for any medical advice if you are feeling ill or suspect that you may have been infected by Covid-19 (call 112 in an emergency)
  • Stay in contact with your programme or course coordinator if you are sick and may miss some classes
  • Follow any instructions from your faculty, department or programme staff
  • Do your part in keeping your fellow students, staff members and the society safe
  • If you live in a shared apartment or corridor, discuss with your housemates how you will handle any cases of Covid-19 in your accommodation and how you can best help to keep each other safe and healthy
  • Help any fellow students in need if you can by buying groceries or handling other urgent practical matters for them when they are ill
  • Contact the Lund University Student Health Counselling if you need to talk to someone about stress or mental health issues
  • If you have been sick, don’t go back to class until you have been completely well for at least two days

Living in shared accommodation

If someone in your corridor seems to be ill, be a good friend and ask if there is anything you can help them with. Maybe they can’t shop for food or need some other kind of assistance. You are most welcome to contact your landlord with any questions or to seek advice. They are there to support you and your neighbors. If anyone in the corridor is being treated badly and it cannot be sorted out amongst residents, you have to ask for help.

Concerns

If anything happens in your corridor that makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to contact LU Accommodation office. If it is after office hours you can contact the security office; +46 (0)46-222 08 00.

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Parties or large gatherings

In my student corridor there have been gatherings which include a lot of students who don’t live there. What can I do?

If anything happens in your corridor that makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to contact LU Accommodation office. If it is after office hours you can contact the security office; +46 (0)46-222 08 00.

According to the current CoVid-19 situation LU Accommodation strongly advise from any kind of partying or large gatherings. But we do advise that the corridor (if you are not sick) do live together and keep being social as you are each other’s corridor mates.

Information regarding CoVid-19

Does LU Accommodation answer questions regarding COVID-19?

The information regarding the Corona-virus is handled by a special operational group at Lund University. The reason for this is to minimize misunderstandings and disinformation.

Where do I turn to find the right information?

There are information channels at Lund University that are updated daily:

The latest updates: https://www.staff.lu.se/article/update-regarding-the-coronavirus-outbreak

Information regarding international students and frequestly asked questions: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/student-life/before-you-arrive/coronavirus-covid-19-faqs

 

If you have any questions that are not answered on the Lund University websites FAQ or updates you can direct an e-mail to studentreception [at] lu [dot] se for more information.

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Where do I turn if I feel anxious regarding COVID-19?

The Student Counselling Website has valuble information and tips for students experiencing anxiety regarding the Corona virus: 

https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students/health-care/student-health-counselling

We also have more information regarding the topic of anxiety here.

Ending a housing contract

Contact your landlord if you want to end your housing contact. The notice-period should be clearly stipulated in your housing contract. If you have questions about the payment of your rent or how to make a formal notice that you are ending your tenancy please contact LU Accommodation office on luacc [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se.

If you are an incoming exchange student you can check with your home university for insurance cover and how your Erasmus scholarship is affected.

For other students that have returned home due to decisions taken by home country's government or home University, check with your Embassy in Sweden or home University if there is a fund or general insurance that will cover your remaining costs of living in Sweden.

Staying longer in Sweden

At this point no one knows what the situation around the world will be in a few months. To focus on practical matters, often there is no problem arranging an extension of a housing contract for parts of the summer. Get in touch as soon as possible, by emailing luacc [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se, or apply for an extension following the information sent to you, or as described on our website.

 

 

LU Accommodation Student

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LU Accommodation - Student
Address: Tunavägen 20 Lund
Telephone: 046 - 222 01 00

Telephone Hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00-12:00

Email: luacc [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se