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Epidemiological Safety Measures for Containment of Spread of COVID -19 Infection

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In order to reduce the risk of LLU students, staff and visitors in becoming infected with Covid-19 and to inform about the actions in case of an illness, at the university from September 1 and to introduce procedures for the implementation of epidemiological safety measures. It is binding for all LLU students, employees, visitors and guests. LLU buildings and premises, where study, scientific, administrative management or supporting processes are implemented.

ALL INTERNATIONAL  STUDENTS coming to Latvia!

As of the beginning of the new semester, studies at LLU will be organised in person for the students that have completed vaccination against Covid19 with any of the EU approved vaccines - BionTech and Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals. You must also have a valid vaccination certificate, read more about the requirements here.

Before your arrival you need to check list of countries and recommendations for travellers (the list is updated every Friday, make sure you follow the guidelines of the most recent addition)

Make sure to check if your country is in the ''red'' or ''yellow''. If your country is in the ''red list'', regardless of you being vaccinated or not, you must observe a 10-day self-isolation period. If it's in the ''yellow'' and you have received all of the doses for an EU approved vaccine you don't need to self-isolate. If your country is ''green'' great, but if you are NOT vaccinated you will need to self-isolate for the 10-day period. So, if you have not received all doses of a EU-approved vaccine you must self-isolate for 10 days regardless of the epidemiological situation in your country.

You must organise a place for your self-isolation on your own!

 

The developed procedure envisages the responsibilities of each LLU employee and student, as well as determines the general work organization at the university in order to minimize the risks of the spread of infection and create a safe study and work environment for all involved. Please read the new rules carefully and be responsible for complying with them. LLU procedures for the implementation of epidemiological safety measures to control the spread of Covid-19 infection are available via this link.

(UPDATE August 24, 2021)
As we approach the colder months and people return from their more isolated vacations and holidays, new Covid19 cases have been growing in Latvia. Lets be considerate and try to keep the case numbers from further increases by following a few simple rules to keep ourselves and others safe:

  • wear a mask
  • avoid crowds and large gatherings, especially indoors (observe a 2m distance from others whenever possible)
  • observe good hygiene practices, WASH HANDS regularly with soap and water and avoid touching surfaces that could be contaminated. Wash/sanitise your hands every time after visiting public places.

Follow the official government-released updates - https://covid19.gov.lv/en

If, while performing work or study duties, signs of acute respiratory infectious disease appear (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or a high body temperature is detected, work or study duties must be stopped, you must go to your place of residence and inform the head of the LLU relevant department (academic and general staff) and the dean of the faculty or a designated responsible employee (for students).

If a COVID-19 infection has been detected, the mediate superiors and the Specialist for Labour Safety and Civilian Protection Uldis Karlsons (e-mail: uldis.karlsons@llu.lv, phone - 29410374) shall be informed immediately.

In the future, LLU staff, including students, are required to visit the internal communication network My LLU at least once a day in order to obtain up-to-date information on epidemiological safety and changes in the implementation of related measures, if necessary.

In Latvia, the mobile application „Stop COVID” for identifying contact persons and providing information is available, enabling everyone to discover infection risks as soon as possible if close contacts with a Covid-19 patient have taken place, and to make a decision as soon as possible to undergo laboratory testing and self-isolation, as well to obtain recommendations and information for further actions. Detailed information on the application is available on the website: https: www.apturicovid.lv

We invite LLU employees, students and lecturers to follow the established LLU epidemiological measures and to be responsible both inside and outside the university!

Submitted on: 11/11/2020