The University of Lapland has returned to on-campus work as of 14 March 2022, and this also applies to autumn 2022. The guidelines are effective for the time being and they are subject to change according to the COVID-19 situation. The Academic year 2022–2023 is planned with an emphasis on on-campus work.
Teaching arrangements and working on campus
Various forms of face-to-face, online, and hybrid teaching will be used according to what is optimal for learning. In teaching, special attention is paid to integrating students into the university community.
All the university premises are at the disposal of students and staff and they can be used for organising events. The organiser of an event is in charge of ensuring health security and making a safety plan. National restrictions are followed in the university restaurants.
New hybrid work practices are used, and they are updated on the intranet (in Finnish
As for meetings arranged by the university, the call for meeting must state whether attendance is possible only on site, on site and online, or only online.
In practical training, the guidelines of the practice provider are followed.
Everyone is expected to practice good hygiene while on campus. Do not attend campus if you are not feeling well or if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19. We recommend that our students and personnel have the COVID-19 vaccines. Once vaccinated, you are protected against the severe form of disease and help protect others as well.
Masks can be used on campus at one’s own discretion. The health and welfare authorities continue to recommend wearing masks while in indoor public spaces and while on public transportation:
- to those seeking treatment or a test because of a suspicion of coronavirus infection
- to those with symptoms of respiratory infection, who nevertheless have essential reasons to move outside their home
- to those who know that they have been exposed to COVID-19 (for example, infections have been diagnosed in the family) and for whom close contact with outsiders cannot be avoided
When sick, you may be absent from work without a medical certificate, which means that you stay at home for five days starting from the beginning of the coronavirus symptoms. If the sickness lasts longer, you must get a sick leave certificate from the occupational health service. If you can work during the coronavirus infection, you may agree with your supervisor on working remotely during the five days of absence.
Students are not allowed to participate in contact teaching or to visit our premises when sick. When sick, you must discuss with the teacher whether it is possible to study independently during your absence. Absences are reported to teachers as before. See also the FSHS instructions on using their services during the pandemic.
Antti Syväjärvi, Rector, antti.syvajarvi(at)ulapland.fi, tel. +358 400 606 244
Ari Konu, Director of Administration, ari.konu(at)ulapland.fi, tel. +358 40 735 2007