The University of Lapland’s Coronavirus Guidelines, updated on 11 October 2021
The University follows the safety instructions and guidelines of the authorities. The strong recommendation to wear face masks on campus continues to be valid. Everyone is expected to practice good hygiene while on campus. Please do not attend campus if you are not feeling well or have symptoms of COVID-19
Teaching will be delivered as face-to-face teaching, online teaching or hybrid teaching. The teaching delivery mode should be selected so that teaching can be delivered in an effective way appropriate for the subject matter. The units will decide on their teaching arrangements independently.
Working on campus
Members of the teaching and research staff may work remotely when the duties do not require presence on campus.
Members of the general personnel will work on campus. Work may also be performed remotely when the duties do not require presence on campus. Employees are expected to agree with the supervisor on remote work periods well in advance. The University’s instructions on remote work will be updated during the autumn.
Remote participation in meetings can be arranged where necessary. In the notice of a meeting it must be stated whether the meeting will take place on-site; on-site and remotely; or entirely remotely.
Students who are pursuing a traineeship follow the employer’s instructions.
Measures in case of a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
In case of a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will first have a discussion with the relevant health authorities in order to identify the person’s close contacts and to identify those who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19. Those who have been exposed will be contacted by the health authorities with instructions on what to do.
If necessary, the University will be contacted and asked to provide help in contact tracing as well as to communicate about potential COVID-19 exposure. If the identity of an employee or a student who has tested positive for COVID-19 becomes known to the University during the contact tracing process, the information will be used strictly for the purpose of identifying those who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19.
Official quarantine is an administrative decision made by a communicable disease control physician. A fully vaccinated person (at least one week has passed from the second vaccination) will usually not be quarantined unless the communicable disease control physician decides otherwise in his or her assessment. However, anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 must get tested if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 after having been notified of potential exposure.
Nobody is obliged to disclose their health or vaccination status to others in the University community. The University recommends that all members of staff and students have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Student mobilities, short mobilities and traineeships (incoming and outgoing) are possible if the current travel restrictions and restrictions on entry into the host country allow mobilities.
Public defences of dissertations
Public defences of dissertations can be arranged in the University’s premises and the events can also be followed online via live streaming.
The University is open during the official opening hours. Student key fobs allow 24/7 access to the university premises.
Information on using the LUC library and the library opening hours is available at the website of the Lapland University Consortium Library
Conferences, seminars and travelling
As for the restrictions on the number of people in gatherings, national recommendations are followed. Events and seminars may be organized on-site, remotely, or in a hybrid form.
When travelling for work, the relevant profit centre director's permission is needed and general safety instructions must be followed throughout the trip. Everyone travelling abroad for work purposes is expected to follow the guidelines of the local authorities.
National guidelines are followed regarding the university restaurants
Rector Antti Syväjärvi, antti.syvajarvi(at)ulapland.fi, tel. +358 400 606 244
Director of Administration Ari Konu, ari.konu(at)ulapland.fi, tel. +358 40 735 2007