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FAQ CoVid-19

LU Accommodation requires all tenants to read and follow the decisions made by the Swedish Government and the Swedish Health Control Department.  Below you can find updates on changes of restrictions, where to find more information and what LU Accommodation does to minimize any spreading of CoVid-19.

Restriction changes from 9th February

As of 9 February 2022, the majority of the Covid-19 restrictions decided by the government and the Swedish Public Health Agency will be removed. 

On the basis of this, the University, starting on 9 February 2022, will implement an adaptation towards activities without Covid-19 restrictions by 21 March 2022. The University must continue to be prepared for the situation to change rapidly depending on infection rates in the community.

Decision

In light of the above, the University has decided that

  •  starting on 9 February 2022, a gradual adaptation towards activities without Covid-19 restrictions will be implemented. The adaptation is to be completed by 21 March 2022.

The following clarifications apply.

For education:

  • a gradual adaptation towards activities without Covid-19 restrictions is to be completed by 21 March 2022. This applies to teaching, assessment and associated activities. As clarification, third cycle studies are covered by the same conditions as education. The vice-chancellor tasks the dean of each faculty with deciding in detail how this is to be carried out. This decision cannot be delegated further. The relevant student unions are to be consulted.
     
  • permit changes in approved course and programme syllabi for the 2022 spring semester regarding forms of teaching and assessment of study performance to the extent necessary for compliance with this decision. This means that education is to be conducted in accordance with regular course and programme syllabi from 21 March 2022. The decision on changes is made by the officer who made the decision on the course or programme syllabus in question. The decision is to be documented and the reason for the change is to be stated. There is to be consultation with the relevant student union.
     
  • carry out education components abroad to the extent that these are deemed possible to conduct safely based on any travel restrictions and while taking into consideration the rules, regulations and recommendations of the receiving country and higher education institution that relate to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
     
  • receive students from other countries for education at Lund University to the extent possible while taking into consideration any travel restrictions.

Rumours

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


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Fault reports

Please make sure to minimize contact. If you are sick it is not advisable to be present if a fault needs to be fixed.

Phone accessibility

LU Accommodation currently has less staff at the office and therefore cannot keep the phone lines open for the time being. We do our best to answer your queries through email and zoom as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience and your efforts in getting through this pandemic!  


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.


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.

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

The Student Counselling Website has valuable 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.

Contact details

LU Accommodation Sofieberg reception entrance; a wood-covered concrete bench in front of a door in a glass wall. Photo by Mikko Jokela Måsbäck.
LU Accommodation Sofieberg reception entrance (click to enlarge)

Student Accommodation

Address: Tunavägen 20, Lund
Telephone hours suspended.

E-mail

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

Zoom Hours (suspended)

The zoom hours are suspended during the summer.

Disturbances

For disturbances outside of office hours, please call LU Security 046-222 08 00