In-person instruction in exceptional cases only
Attendance-based formats are only allowed if a specific infrastructure is required for the students to successfully complete their semester and/or degree programme.
Requirement to wear a face mask
As of Monday, 19 October, the general requirement to wear masks will be extended to all interior and exterior spaces of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It applies irrespective of the occupants’ ability to maintain the minimum distance. With this measure, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts follows the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health.
Distancing and hygiene rules inside the buildings
The buildings of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts are open to employees, students in education or continuing education programmes as well as to visitors. To protect all occupants of the buildings, the following distancing and hygiene rules apply in addition to the mask-wearing mandate:
- A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained
- Frequent hand-washing and sanitising
- Observing distance markers and notifications inside the buildings
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts highly recommends its employees, students and participants in continuing education programmes install the SwissCovid app in a joint effort to break the chain of transmission.
Students may no longer use the library workplaces on any of the campuses.
Access to book lending, advice and to the open-access shelves is still granted, however.
According to the rules imposed by the Federal Council, libraries must close no later than 19:00 and remain closed on Sundays.
Masks are required in all HSLU libraries.
Please read the latest information in the library blog: blog.hslu.ch/bibliothek (only in German).
Procedure if you fall ill with COVID-19
Students in education or continuing and executive education programmes, employees as well as visitors are prohibited from entering the premises of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, if
- they have been tested positive for COVID-19.
- they experience typical COVID-19 symptoms
- they have had close contact with an infected person (less than 1.5 metres for more than 15 minutes without mask).
Support Contact Tracing
If tested positive, students are expected to report it to their head of programme immediately and also provide information about persons they have been in close contact with (at a distance of less than 1.5 metres and for at least 15 minutes without appropriate protection such as a partition or face mask).
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will then share the information with the canton’s contact tracing office, thus supporting the public authorities’ contact tracing efforts. The goal is to break the chain of transmission as quickly as possible. With these measures, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts complies with the Canton of Lucerne‘s framework of precautionary measures of October 2020.
Students can find more information about the procedure in case of a (suspected) infection with COVID-19 HERE.