Department of Physics

Lund University

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Covid-19 student info

Important Covid-19 information

Below rules, applicable to the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical physics, are elaborated to assure a safe and sound study and work environment for both students and staff and it is only if we all work together that we can hope that virus does not spread and we can keep the teaching on campus open.

General aspects

  1. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL – STAY AT HOME. Report to your course teacher and arrange how you can follow the teaching from home. Try also to help each other. For example you can ask a fellow student to discuss material from lectures on Zoom or share your notes. Wait for at least two days after you recover before going back to university.
  2. IF YOU FEEL ILL AND HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID19 (coughing, breathing difficulties, fever or a sore throat, having lost your sense of smell or taste) – STAY AT HOME AND AVOID CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE. We also advise you to get a covid-19 test, it’s free. You can find information on 1177:
  3. IF YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID19 – STAY AT HOME. You should also contact and also inform your course teachers. According to the Swedish Communicable Diseases Act those who have a contagious disease (such as Covid-19), are required to do what they can to protect others from getting infected. For more information about this, please contact the national helpline 1177.
  4. Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If there is no possibility to wash your hands with water and soap, then use the hand sanitizer that will be made available.
  5. At all times you have to keep a social distance of at least 1.5 meters to other students and personnel.
  6. These rules may be subject to change due to external circumstances and it is the duty of both students and staff to keep up-to-date with what is currently valid.
  7. If you have questions regarding the implementation of these rules, please contact your supervisor (teacher, course coordinator, director of studies).
  8. If you feel uncomfortable in a teaching situation we strongly urge you to contact the teacher.
  9. The teacher/supervisor responsible for a class is ultimately responsible for rules being followed in the class room and may temporarily overrule what is stated here.
  10. The responsible teacher may at any moment decide to cancel, terminate earlier or modify an ongoing class if judged necessary due to safety aspects.
  11. We recommend you to study information, advice and updates on the Corona situation at the Lund university web pages:

Class rooms (where teaching takes place)

  1. All rooms designated for lectures, seminars, exercises and group discussions have been clearly marked regarding seats available for use. This must be respected.
  2. All rooms designated for teaching are equipped with hand disinfection products and in most cases disinfection products for use on desks, computers (keyboards) and other instruments. NOTE that the type of product to use on keyboards and instruments differ from what to use on your hands. Do follow detailed instructions given by the teacher regarding the application.
  3. Each person participating in class room teaching activities is responsible to sweep and clean their workspace as well as equipment in an appropriate manner before the activity starts — . If you are unsure about what is required, ask the teacher.
  4. Always use the indicated entrance and exit doors and avoid crowding when doing so.
  5. If you have to leave your seat during class (e.g. to go to the bathroom) please respect the social distance (1.5 m).

Common spaces and corridors

  1. Arrive on time and respect the social distance markers when arriving for a teaching event. When you are let into the classroom, go directly to find a seat. In most cases the teacher will arrive in due time and open the room before you arrive to avoid queueing.
  2. All common spaces are to be used for transit only and please do not crowd them during breaks if social distance of 1.5 meters cannot be respected.
  3. Respect the social distances also outside the buildings.
  4. Do not gather in common spaces for students.
  5. Try as far as possible to have lunch at home or outdoors. Spread out as much as possible and respect the social distance (1.5 m). In particular we expect students living in Lund to have lunch at home. For students living further away from Lund it is allowed to use the kitchen area near lecture hall A for lunch, including the microwaves. If crowding is observed we will have to close this option for all students.

Due to the situation that has arisen with the new Covid-19 virus, all lectures and examination have been switched to online studies. Here is some help and advice on how to study online.

Support functions available for students


Why it is still important to keep a social distance!

New research show that you can infect others with covid-19 even if you are symptom-free. In other words, you can be contagious without knowing it. We therefore urge all students and others to continue to practise social distance, to regularly wash your hands and to show consideration to others. 

Listen to Magnus Rasmussen, infection specialist and professor at Lund University in this video, asking all students to keep social distancing and show consideration to others (for subtitles, click settings, select English, and turn on subtitles):

Link to Youtube 

Information about autumn semester 2020

To those who will be studying at Lund University, autumn semester 2020

Those who have accepted a study place at Lund University for autumn 2020 will be able to pursue their studies. Regardless of whether a programme or course is conducted digitally or on campus, Lund University is working to ensure that the best possible education and study situation will be provided 
We hope that both teaching and laboratory sessions will be able to be conducted on campus in the autumn semester of 2020 and are preparing for that, while also being prepared for continued remote teaching. 
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that teaching and assessment are currently being conducted digitally, in accordance with the Government’s national recommendations. This will continue to apply until the situation regarding the spread of infection in society allows the Government to change its stance on remote teaching. At present, it is not possible to say when education can return to regular forms on campus, however, we are prepared to resume campus-based teaching as soon as this is possible.

How to use Zoom and other tips about studying online

3 simple tips about studying online: Link to Youtube

How to start Zoom for students: Link to Youtube

How to start Zoom, and how to adjust sound and video: Link to Youtube

Information from the library

In these times when many of you have to work from home and teach at a distance, the library want to remind of some helpful information.

Access to electronic resources from home

To access electronic resources (articles and books) from home there are several options:

1)    Use the links to the different search tools from the library webpage. Log in with your LUCAT-id.

2)    Use LUBsearch to find publications. Log in with your LUCAT-id.

3)    Add the prefix ”” before the web address of the source you would like to access. This is particularly important when sending links to your students! Log in with your LUCAT-id.

4)    To avoid logging in with your LUCAT-id all the time, you can set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) from your home computer. Go to and search for VPN to find out how you can do this. 

If you find any eBooks that would be good for our students, please let us know and we will try to get access to them!

Useful Library guides for You and Your students

Borrowing books

To borrow printed books, you need to activate your LU card as a library card.
To do this you log in to our library catalogue LUBcat. 
You don’t need to do this to read the eBooks.
Books can be returned as usual.

Online collections

There are many publishers who open up their collections to meet the difficulties due to Covid-19. The University Library are gathering all information from the publishers here, see the tab: Öppen access på grund av Covid-19 (Open resources under Covid-19) - information from the publishers is given in English.

Starting Monday 23rd of March, the Physics library information desk will be open between 10-12 am Mon - Fri to allow for students to access the printed textbooks.
If the library were to close completely the return date will be postponed until we open again.


You are most welcome to contact the library staff directly or via the library email


Kind Regards

Kristina, Marianne, Annika and Eva