Coronavirus/Covid-19 information for students

Staying safe and well om campus

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Teaching is conducted mainly online

Lund University, and the School of Economics and Management, is following the Swedish Government’s and Public Health Authority’s recommendations and guidelines regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

The following two constraints put limitations on teaching and examination at LUSEM, until further notice:

  • gatherings of more than 50 people are not allowed
  • physical distancing should be observed and enforced

The general implication of this decision is that teaching and examination is to be conducted online for the remainder of the autumn semester of 2020 with some hybrid exceptions, communicated via the student platform Canvas.

You have a personal responsibility

We all have to act responsibly to keep the spread of the virus in check, within our premises, but also during our spare time. At the moment, there are signs of increased spread of infection in connection with social activities among students.

Therefore, we urge all our students to:

  • Avoid social events and gatherings where it is difficult to keep the distance.
  • Avoid unnecessary trips where you cannot keep your distance from others.

Your actions affect how the spread of infection develops!

If you, or someone close to you, have symptoms

It is important that you stay home if you feel unwell with cold symptoms, cough or fever. Even if you have the slightest of symptoms, you should stay at home.

New rules within Region Skåne from 15 October

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.

More information about the new rules in Skåne (in Swedish)

Taking a Covid-19 test

If you have symptoms, you can either take a self-test or get tested at a local health centre for free. Log in to 1177.se and order a self-test. 

You need to have a Swedish personal identity number and an e-ID to place an order. The self-test is then sent to a pharmacy. Ask someone else to pick up and later drop off the test at the pharmacy. You are not allowed to visit the pharmacy in person, and you have to take the test at home. The instructions for the test are only available in Swedish.

You can call a health centre if you do not have a Swedish personal identity number but do want to take a test. The health centre will decide if you should get tested or not.

Learn more about the self-test on 1177.se

Find local health centres

In the event of confirmed Covid-19

According to the Communicable Diseases Act (Smittskyddslagen), a person who has a communicable disease must do what is required to protect others from infection (the so-called duty to protect).

This means that during the period in which you may be contagious, you are to avoid meeting any people other than those who live in the same household. It also entails informing the people you have been in contact with that you are infected.

Our premises

The buildings EC1, EC2 and EC3 are open and available only for scheduled lectures and seminars, and other scheduled activities. Empty lecture halls are not to be used as study places for the time being, until further notice. Study places are available at LUSEM Learning Hub, LUSEM Library and in Alfa1.

Opening hours and access to our premises may change at short notice. This includes the library as well as LUSEM Learning Hub.

Keep your distance and do not move furniture

You can be infectious without having symptoms, or before you develop symptoms. It is therefore important that you maintain physical distancing both indoors and outdoors. When you are together with people other than members of your household, you are to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters.

In our premises, every other chair has been removed to make it possible to maintain physical distancing. Please respect this and do not move the furniture!

Wash your hands often

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and/or use hand sanitiser available throughout campus.

Conduct on campus

We are relying on everyone to respect the guidelines and commit to keeping our campus safe and uphold the regulations from the Swedish authorities. We are closely monitoring any changes in these regulations and will adjust accordingly.

  • Keep your distance to other people and avoid crowding
  • No handshakes
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitiser if needed
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home if you feel unwell with cold symptoms, cough or fever

Thank you for your contributions and patience in these challenging times.

Opening hours

EC1, EC2, EC3, and Alfa 1
07:30–18:00

LUSEM Learning Hub
24/7 access with LU card

LUSEM Library
See Library website

Prepare yourself for online courses

Rules and regulations for LUSEM’s courses online.

If you need support

If you experience difficulties with remote studies or have questions and reflections about the future, there are support available, including:

Last published: 2020-10-20