Latest updates in the situation at Université Catholique de Lille
Wednesday 15 April 2020
Following the speech of the President of France on 13 April 2020, we confirm that the Université Catholique de Lille will remain closed to students until the next academic year, like all other French higher education institutions.
The CPSU (the student health center of the Université Catholique de Lille) remains open to all students for general medical consultations during its normal business hours. The office is also available for any psychological needs during the confinement.
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Recommendations and information from the Government
Official French government website in English: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
Toll-free number (0 800 130 000), open from 9am to 7pm seven days a week, to answer all questions that are not related to medical care.
WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
16 March 2020
Moreover, the recommendations below were broadcasted to the whole university community in order to limit the virus from spreading.
To stop propagation, and preserve your health and others, take simple actions:
Wash your Hand Regularly or use an hydro alcoholic solution
Cough or sneeze in your elbow.
When you say Hello, do not make physical contacts such as shaking hands or giving hugs.
Use your tissues only once.
Wear a mask when you are sick
Be careful of any symptoms leading to respiratory infection like cough, difficulties breathing etc…
If you come from a viral spread zone or if you have had any contacts with someone who is infected, it is important to check for any symptoms and to take your temperatures regularly for 14 days afterward.
In case of fever, coughing and difficulties to breath:
Please contact the emergency number: 15 and report your travel,
Avoid any contact with your acquaintances and wear a mask,
Do not go to the local doctors, or the Hospital emergencies (the emergency response teams will deal with Medical Assistance).
In accordance with the measures announced by the French government, access to the campus has been closed since Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. The educational process continues in the form of distance learning courses and other methods.
As the COVID-19 virus is now actively circulating on French territory, measures of confinement and strict limitation of movement have been put in place on Tuesday, March 17. The population is called upon not to leave their homes under penalty of sanctions, again until further notice.
The only authorized movements are these:
Shopping for food and hygiene goods, going to the pharmacy and to the bank. Some fast food shops should still be open
Visiting the doctor
Taking care of a person in need
Going to work (including for internships) when teleworking is not possible
Getting physical exercise alone, near the residence
Movements will be subject to controls. A derogatory travel declaration form, available here (attestation) can be printed or written by hand, available for smartphone or downloadable here. An English translation can be found here.
All non essential places (libraries, sport facilities, shops, etc) remain closed. The objective is to limit contact and travel as much as possible.
Unnecessary travel may be fined between 135 to 375 euros, with an increase to 1,500 euros for two violations within 15 days, and 3,750 euros and imprisonment for three violations within 30 days. The French Minister of Interior (MOI) and French police have issued warnings regarding fake police checkpoints and individuals impersonating police officers attempting to fraudulently collect a “fine” for not possessing a travel attestation document or for improper documentation. French police always write a report and the requirement to pay a fine is sent to your home of record. Do not pay any “fine” on the scene.
All students were informed about these and other changes. see link
Our dorms will remain open for students who cannot go back home.
We are aware that the situation can be very stressful for the students and are available by email or phone should they need anything during the time of the confinement period.
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Academic and administrative staff remain available via e-mail or phone. We have identified a list of contacts per faculty/school that students can contact any time in case of a medical emergency.