Information updated on 2020-11-17.

What to do if:

I must immediately inform the responsible persons of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences

  • My mentor from the KK ESN organisation, who should pass information to Kaunas University of Applied Sciences administration by calling tel. (8 37) 28 08 78;
  • International Relations Services by e-mail incoming@go.kauko.lt;
  • International Coordinator of faculty to which my study programme belongs; 
  • Dormitory manager if it‘s services are used by e-mail albina.prismantiene@go.kauko.lt

More information about countries affected by COVID-19 can be found at:  https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/#news

1. I must immediately inform the responsible persons of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:

  • My mentor from the KK ESN organisation, who should pass information to Kaunas University of Applied Sciences administration by calling tel. (8 37) 28 08 78;
  • International Relations Services by e-mail incoming@go.kauko.lt;
  • International Coordinator of faculty to which the study programme belongs;
  • Dormitory manager if it‘s services are used by e-mail albina.prismantiene@go.kauko.lt

2. I have to self-isolate until the day of recovery.
According to the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, during the time period of self-isolation it is prohibited to enter Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.

1. I must immediately inform the responsible persons of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:

  • My mentor from the KK ESN organisation, who should pass information to Kaunas University of Applied Sciences administration by calling tel. (8 37) 28 08 78;
  • International Relations Services by e-mail incoming@go.kauko.lt;
  • International Coordinator of faculty to which the study programme belongs;
  • Dormitory manager if it‘s services are used by e-mail albina.prismantiene@go.kauko.lt

2. I can return to the place of study at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences 14 days after the last day of contact with the patient with COVID-19, unless the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health has decided otherwise.

Symptoms appeared during lectures in the Kaunas University of Applied Sciences or when I was in the library or other places of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences

  1. I have to immediately leave Kaunas University of Applied Sciences and return to your place of living.
  2. I must also inform about my condition as soon as possible:
  • My mentor from the KK ESN organisation, who should pass information to Kaunas University of Applied Sciences administration by calling tel. (8 37) 28 08 78;
  • International Relations Services by e-mail incoming@go.kauko.lt;
  • International Coordinator of faculty to which the study programme belongs;
  • Dormitory manager if it‘s services are used by e-mail albina.prismantiene@go.kauko.lt

You will be informed about how study classes, settlements, etc. are organized.

       3. It is recommended to consult the clinics listed below regarding your health condition:

Type of HCI Name of HCI Address Contact No.
State owned Kauno miesto poliklinikos Dainavos padalinys Pramonės pr. 31, Kaunas 51270 +370 37 403 900
Private Antėja Birželio 23-iosios g. 4 +370 700 55511

       4. If a COVID-19 test should be required, the costs and transport to and from the test site would be covered by Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.

       5. More information in English about COVID-19 in Lithuania: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/#news

Symptoms appeared not in the premises of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (not during the lectures or visiting other commonly used areas)

  1. I have to immediately leave Kaunas University of Applied Sciences and return to your place of living.
  2. I must also inform about my condition as soon as possible:
  • My mentor from the KK ESN organisation, who should pass information to Kaunas University of Applied Sciences administration by calling tel. (8 37) 28 08 78;
  • International Relations Services by e-mail incoming@go.kauko.lt;
  • International Coordinator of faculty to which the study programme belongs;
  • Dormitory manager if it‘s services are used by e-mail albina.prismantiene@go.kauko.lt

You will be informed about how study classes, settlements, etc. are organized.

       3. It is recommended to consult the clinics listed below regarding your health condition:

Type of HCI Name of HCI Address Contact No.
State owned Kauno miesto poliklinikos Dainavos padalinys Pramonės pr. 31, Kaunas 51270 +370 37 403 900
Private Antėja Birželio 23-iosios g. 4 +370 700 55511

       4. If a COVID-19 test should be required, the costs and transport to and from the test site would be covered by Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.

       5. More information in English about COVID-19 in Lithuania: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/#news

Students who are arriving from highly affected countries are required to self-isolate after their arrival. The list of countries whose citizens or visitors must self-isolate after arriving to Lithuania is constantly renewed. Incoming students must follow the information published here: http://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/.

Students must provide precise details of their trip to Lithuania by filling in this form.

Students arriving for traineeships must contact the International Coordinator not later than 2 days before their predicted date of arrival and double-check the conditions and training possibilities.

After arriving to Lithuania, students (arriving from highly affected countries) will be met at the airport or station by the ESN KK mentor and will be brought directly to the self-isolation place with our transportation.

Within 12 hours after arrival all incoming students must fill in the questionnaire by the National Public Centre under the Ministry of Health: https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form (you may be asked to fill in this questionnaire during your trip or at the place of arrival).

State Border Guard Service is provided with personal details of incoming students.

If  the students of a particular country, planning their  Erasmus+  autumn semester studies  at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences   are unable to arrive in Lithuania until the 30th of September, the mobility is cancelled.  This does not apply for students coming for practical training, if  not agreed differently.

If you have come to Lithuania from COVID-19 affected countries:

  • you need to self-isolate for 14 days. Both the citizens of Lithuania and foreigners will have a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a coronavirus test no earlier than on the 8th day of isolation. In the case of a negative result, the isolation time for them can be shortened to 10 days.
  • The representatives of KK International Relations Services will arrange  coronavirus testing for you with the concrete medical laboratory and will organize transportation to the place where test is done. They will inform  you and the mentor about the time of appointment as soon as they know it. Sometimes it might take a few days. The answer might be in 1-2 days.
  • If the test results are positive, the student must inform immediately the Incoming Mobility Coordinator (incoming@go.kauko.lt) and ESN KK mentors.

Clinics doing the coronavirus COVID-19 tests:

Antėja laboratorija, Kaunas (price 79 Eur);

Medicina Practica, Kaunas (price 75 Eur).

If you cannot solve your problems  with mentors, or need more information, please, call International Relations Services +370 37 75 11 44.

Incoming students who are planning to live in the dormitory of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences are provided with a place to live from the day of their arrival. Students are given the keys on the day of their arrival.

Students who must self-isolate will have to stay in our dormitory and follow all the self-isolation rules. Students who must self-isolate will be provided with rooms with individual entrance, sanitary equipment and kitchen. Students who arrive on the same day might be self-isolated in the same room.

If student is not willing to self-isolate in our dormitory, this period might be spent in a hotel which provides such services (e. g. Metropolis, Europa Royale). Our institution cannot assure hotels providing self-isolation services will have sufficient places for all the people willing to stay there.

Additional details:

Tap water is safe to drink in Lithuania.

During the self-isolation period, students will be provided with one meal per day free of charge. Please inform you mentor if you have special meal requirements.

There are a lot of apps and websites where you can order supplies:

GROCERIES

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

PHARMACY

Barbora

Last Mile

Wolt

Bolt Food

Mano vaistinė

 

The Introduction Week will be organized online from the 31st of August to the 5th of September, 2020. Students will receive the programme via email.

If several students study the same subject and at least one of those students must self-isolate, the classes of that subject are held online during the period of self-isolation.

Students must keep the distance of at least 1 m among each other and the teacher.

Students must wear facial masks or respirators in face-to-face classes. If the distance is 2 m and more among people, masks are not mandatory but recommended.

Classes and other venues are regularly ventilated and disinfected.

Disinfectant for hands can be found at the entrances of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.

International Relations Services, International Coordinators and Study Departments consult students only remotely. If necessary, students who don‘t need to self-isolate can be consulted face-to-face, however, they must wear facial masks or respirators.

Mentors communicate remotely with students in self-isolation. Other communication methods can be chosen with students who are not self-isolating. ESN KK organizes free time activities in the usual way.

Information from National Public Health Center

If you are suspected of having COVID-19. You can continue to receive outpatient treatment in strict accordance with the rules set out in this memo for isolating a patient or person suspected of being ill at home or elsewhere.

or

You 14 d. you have been in contact with a patient with COVID-19 or have been in a foreign country (you have been in contact with agents that transmit COVID-19. To prevent the possible spread of infection, you must remain at home (isolate yourself), adhere strictly to the rules of isolation in your home or other place of residence set forth in this memorandum, and be available throughout the isolation period by telephone and e-mail.

The main purpose of isolation at home or in another place of residence is to prevent the spread of infection and the emergence of new cases. Until effective vaccines and drugs are available, isolation of sick individuals and universal hygiene measures are the most important ways to control this infection. Although people are more likely to be infected when symptoms occur, it is suspected that some people may transmit the virus before symptoms appear, so isolating a person who has been exposed to COVID-19 important to prevent the disease from spreading.

If you have laboratory evidence of COVID-19, you will be hospitalized or isolated at home, depending on your condition, and you will be given all the information you need. If your laboratory test is negative, you must continue the isolation until instructed to do so by your GP. If you do not have GP in Lithuania, you can register on COVID-19 Hotline (https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/#news) for GP consultation as they have doctors consulting online in relation to COVID-19.

This does not mean that you are infected, but this possibility cannot be ruled out. Each contagious disease is characterized by a certain incubation period, i. y. the period from the onset of the introduction of the infectious agent into the body until the onset of symptoms of the disease. According to current data, the incubation period for COVID-19 disease can be up to 14 days.

Isolation and health surveillance shall be used to provide timely and qualified care and appropriate infection control measures:

  • for persons suspected of having COVID-19, pending a response to a laboratory test for COVID-19;
  • for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 for 14 days from the last day of exposure. The isolation period may be shortened for the groups of persons specified in Sub-paragraph 84.3 of the Rules after a laboratory test for COVID-19 has been performed not earlier than on the 10th day of isolation and if a negative result has been obtained;
  • for exposed persons returning from abroad – 10 days from the date of arrival / return to the Republic of Lithuania, if the test for COVID-19 disease is not performed, or until a negative laboratory test for COVID-19 disease is received answer, if such research is performed in Lithuania;

Clinical signs of COVID-19 disease:

Fever

Cough

Difficulty breathing

Loss of taste and smell

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have arrived / returned from abroad and had at least one of these symptoms during the isolation period, call the Coronavirus Hotline immediately at 1808, reporting the circumstances (it is necessary to indicate that 14 days have had contact with COVID-19 or have been abroad) and follow your doctor’s recommendations. If you do not have GP in Lithuania, you can register on COVID-19 Hotline (https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/#news) for GP consultation as they have doctors consulting online in relation to COVID-19.

If within 14 days, as of the last day of contact / return from a foreign country, there are no symptoms, you are no longer considered to be at risk of illness and you can return to normal life.

  • Do not leave the isolation area except as directed. It is forbidden to travel to or from the isolation point, if necessary for research or in other prescribed cases.
  • A person arriving / returning from a foreign country may go for a walk in the field within 1 km of the isolation point and wearing protective equipment (face masks, respirators or other means) covering the nose and mouth. It is forbidden to visit places where people gather (events, shops, museums, catering places, etc.). If the person is contacted by officials inspecting isolated persons for compliance with the isolation requirements, the person must return to the place of isolation.
  • People with contact with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) who do not show signs of an acute viral respiratory infection and who are unable to pass on pet care may leave the pet with the pet for up to 15 minutes wearing protective equipment (face masks, respirators or other means) covering the nose and mouth at all times and avoiding any contact with other persons. It is forbidden to visit places where people gather (events, shops, museums, catering places, etc.). If a person is contacted by officials inspecting isolated persons for compliance with isolation requirements, the person must return to the isolation location immediately.
  • Keep in regular contact with the healthcare professional who is currently caring for you.
  • Do not accept guests / visitors at all times during isolation.
  • Take care of food and other necessary facilities remotely – ask friends or relatives or contact companies that provide necessary facilities or food delivery services, if this is not possible, these services should be provided by the municipal administration.
  • If your prescription needs to be extended, contact your family doctor remotely.
  • If you have scheduled visits to specialists, dentists, which you can postpone, change the date of the visit to a later date.
  • Measure your body temperature daily and monitor your condition due to difficulty breathing*. If your condition deteriorates, contact the Coronavir Hotline at 1808.

* Often shortness of breath is of psychological origin. It is important to assess whether resting breathing (more than 20 rpm) or shortness of breath persists.

Prerequisites for insulation in houses or other living quarters:

  • The person suspected of being ill must be isolated in a separate apartment / house, on a well-insulated other floor of the individual apartment / house with a separate bathroom or in a well-ventilated room (i.e. with windows open and doors sealed). Family members who have already lived together at the onset of signs of an acute respiratory infection may live together, but healthy individuals must live in another well-ventilated room;
  • A person who has been in contact with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) or a person who has been in contact from abroad must be isolated in a separate apartment / house, well insulated on the next floor of an individual apartment / house with a separate bathroom. If the following conditions are not possible, the exposed person may be isolated in a separate, well-ventilated room (i.e. with windows that open and doors that are closed):
  • and non-exposed persons may live with a person with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) if they agree to live together. In this case, exposed and non-exposed persons must live in separate, well-ventilated rooms, restrict movement within the home and reduce sharing of common space;
  • and contact persons returning from a foreign country may live in the same house / apartment with non-traveling family members or other persons if they agree to live together. In this case, travelers and non-travelers must live in separate, well-ventilated rooms, restrict movement in the home, and reduce sharing of common space.
  • in exceptional cases, in agreement with the NVSC, persons with contact with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) who lived with the patient prior to the diagnosis of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) may live in the same apartment / house with the patient if the patient or cohabitants refuse to isolate themselves in another place of residence and agree to live together. In this case, the exposed persons and the patient shall:
  • must be isolated in separate, well-ventilated rooms;
  • must restrict movement in the home and reduce the sharing of common space, make sure that common areas (eg kitchen, bathroom) are well ventilated (eg keep windows open);

It is recommended to limit the number of caregivers. Ideally, the patient should be cared for by individuals in good health and free of chronic diseases;

  • if possible, the patient is recommended to use a separate sanitary facility;
  • the patient must eat in his room;
  • Family members living with the patient are exposed persons who are required to isolate for 14 days after the last day of contact.

The following environmental and personal hygiene requirements must be ensured:

  1. Dispose of the household waste in a rubbish bin with a liquid-tight bag.
  2. Wash clothes with normal detergents at 60-90 ° C.
  3. Wash dishes with hot water and regular detergents or use a dishwasher.
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If it is not possible to wash your hands, alcoholic hand sanitizers may be used. Hands must be washed before and after cooking, before eating, using the toilet and when the hands are obviously dirty.
  5. After washing your hands with soap and water, dry them with disposable paper towels.
  6. If you have or suspect you may have COVID-19, it is recommended that you wear medical masks to control your airway secretions. They should be worn as often as possible, especially if you have to interact with other people (when picking up food, coming to a healthcare professional, etc.). If you cannot tolerate a medical mask, you must follow the cough-sneeze etiquette – cover your mouth and nose with a napkin when you cough or sneeze, and throw the used napkin in the trash. If you don’t have a napkin, cover your mouth with your elbow, not your palm, while coughing or sneezing.
  7. If you have been in contact with a patient or have returned from a foreign country, there is no need to wear a medical mask on the premises if you do not feel any symptoms of the disease. Put on a medical mask if you experience symptoms of a respiratory infection such as coughing, sneezing, and you must go to the hospital by ambulance.
  8. Ventilate the premises at least 2-3 times a day (open the windows wide for 10 minutes or make a draft in the premises for a few minutes).
  9. Use separate bedding, cutlery, etc. Wash them with soap and water.
  10. Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces in the room on a daily basis, such as bedside tables, bed frames, and other bedroom furniture. Clean with regular soap or cleanser.
  11. Clean and disinfect bathroom and toilet surfaces at least once a day.
  12. If other persons live together:

12.1. when communicating, wear medical masks covering the mouth and nose, keep a safe distance (at least 2 meters) and minimize contact time as much as possible;

12.2. when in common areas, both the patient and the persons living together must wear medical masks covering the mouth and nose. The mask must not be touched during use. If the mask gets wet or becomes dirty with secretions, it must be replaced immediately. Remove the mask without touching the front surface. The mask should be discarded immediately after use and hand hygiene performed;

12.3. use separate bedding, cutlery, etc .;

12.4. clean and disinfect frequently touched bathroom and toilet surfaces each time they are used.

These procedures might change at any time due to changes in the country. Incoming students must follow any possible changes.