#Life at university

  • - 04 March 2020

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Communication

    COVID-19 INFORMATION

    Latest updates in the situation at Université Catholique de Lille

    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 (link) can be printed or written by hand. All non essential places (libraries, sport facilities, shops, etc) remain closed. The objective is to limit contact and travel as much as possible.

    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.

    Adresse mail international@univ-catholille.fr 

    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. 

    Recommendations

    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).   For more information:

    Government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

    Green number (0 800 130 000) open from 9 :00AM to 7 :00PM 7 days per week, in order to answer any questions that do not concern any medical care.

    FAQ from the WHO