Coronavirus instructions and recommendations

Coronavirus instructions and recommendations

Coronavirus instructions and recommendations

Current campus guidelines for students and staff members 

LUT’s and LAB's campuses in Lahti and Lappeenranta will be closed to students until the end of the spring semester. The lockdown aims to reduce contacts and prevent the spread of the epidemic.

The campus will remain a safe place to study and work if we all play by the same rules and act responsibly: do not come to our campuses if you are at all sick, keep a safe distance to other people, wash your hands frequently, and cough into your elbow.

LUT and LAB strongly recommend that those who are able to wear a face mask wear one. Masks are especially recommended in spaces with large numbers of people, such as lobbies, hallways, restaurants, cafes and the library.

Access to campus buildings requires an electronic access control key. Remember to swipe it at the door every time you come to the campus. This will help us in contact tracing.

If you arrive on campus without an access control key, do the following:

  • Lappeenranta: Send an email to with your name in the subject line.
  • Lahti: Report to the customer service desk in LAB's main lobby.

Campus facilities (classrooms, offices, etc.) are occupied to 50% of their seating capacity. Instructions on the seating capacities are posted in the rooms, and seats not in use are indicated.

No more than six people may take part in events on campus (RDI, corporate collaboration, visits). Visitors may be received if someone is in charge of safety arrangements and keeps records of visitors for contact tracing.

Do not come to the campus if you feel at all sick. If health care authorities have ordered you into quarantine, follow their quarantine orders. If you receive an alert of potential exposure in the Koronavilkku app, remember to follow the instructions given by the app and stay home.

If you have been travelling abroad, you must self-quarantine for 14 days when you return. The quarantine starts on the day you arrive. The quarantine applies to all travel outside Finland.

We help the authorities in tracking down the exposed persons. In questions regarding the contingency plans and actions at LUT University and LAB University of Applied Sciences, we advise the authorities to contact Ms. Liisa-Maija Sainio (, +358 40 515 4944).

More information on COVID-19 – please follow the updates on the following official pages:

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Travel and the Coronavirus pandemic

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Coronavirus – Transmission and Protection

Finnish Border Guard:
Guidelines for Border Traffic During Pandemic

Finnish Border Guard:
Q & A About the Effects of COVID-19 on Border Traffic