The preparations for the autumn semester have already started. There are no more measures in place limiting room capacity, which is why—keeping an eye on the ongoing epidemiological developments of the coming months—we expect that we will again be able to use the classrooms and lecture halls as intended from the beginning of the new semester. In some cases, it will still make sense to continue with the current online formats.
The heads of degree programme and the module coordinators will provide detailed information on the delivery of the individual degree programmes and course-related events.
Requirement to wear a face mask
The overall mask-wearing mandate inside the university’s buildings will remain in place. However, as soon as a person takes his or her seat at a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from the next person, they may take off the mask.
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 workplaces in the libraries are accessible for students on all campuses.
Access to book lending, advice and to the open-access shelves is also granted.
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.