Under what circumstances am I no longer allowed on campus?
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).
Persons who have been to one of the countries on the Federal quarantine list must quarantine for ten days. After seven days, the quarantine may be shortened (see information below).
What do I need to do if I experience symptoms?
You should get yourself tested. If the result comes back positive, the Cantonal authorities will be in touch with you and provide further information. As a rule, isolation at home has to continue until at least 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped and at least until ten days after the symptoms first started.
What should I do if I have been in contact with an infected person?
If you have been in close contact with a person who is infected with COVID-19, if you have been contacted be the cantonal contact tracing office or if you have received a warning from your SwissCovid app, immediately self-quarantine and avoid contact with other people.
You may shorten your quarantine by getting tested at your own expense no earlier than on the seventh day (PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). If you test negative, you may end your quarantine. However, until the official end of your quarantine, i.e. until after the tenth day, you are required to always wear a mask outside your home and to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres to others. What is more, you must forward the negative result to the cantonal health office in charge. Please refer to your canton’s specific instructions. If you test positive, you are required to self-isolate (BAG).
Follow the instructions of the Cantonal Medical Officer and contact your general practitioner or the cantonal medical hotline (0800 33 66 55) as soon as you experience symptoms.
What do I need to do if I have tested positive for COVID-19?
If the test comes up positive, you remain in self-isolation. As a rule, self-isolation shall not end before 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided. At least ten days must have passed since the onset of the symptoms.
The Cantonal authorities in charge will contact you to ensure contact tracing and to provide additional information and directions.
Am I required to inform the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts if I experience symptoms or have fallen ill with COVID-19?
Students who have been on the premises of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the ten days leading up to their positive test result are required to inform their head of programme about the test result as quickly as possible and report who they have been in close contact with (closer than 1.5 metres apart for more than 15 minutes without protective measures such as a protective screen or hygiene masks).
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.