Coughing hygiene and social distancing are effective in preventing the spread of the virus by respiratory droplets. Hand hygiene – especially avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands- helps to prevent indirect contact transmission.
Adequate hand and coughing hygiene limit the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19. These are measures that will reduce infectious transmission through objects and hands and limit the transmission by respiratory droplets. Clean hands are the best way to prevent indirect transmission.
Hygienic measures should be repeated regularly, independent of any knowledge on your own or others infectious status. All students and employees must make themselves acquainted with the following guidelines:
Coughing, sneezing, face masks, hand wash etc
Very important: Keep the social distance of 2 meters everywhere.
Coughing and sneezing
Keep a paper tissue in front of your mouth and nose
Throw the tissue in the rubbish bin
Wash your hands
Avoid touching your face or eyes
Cough/sneeze in your elbow if you do not have a tissue.
Wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, especially when you are around other people.
Make your hands wet
Use enough soap
Rub the surfaces of both hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Remember to wash the backside of your hands as well.
Rinse off with water
Dry your hands thoroughly with paper tissues. Use a paper tissue to turn off the water.
Wet wipes dispensers are placed in every room for washing tables and objects which are used in the room.
Dispensers of hand spray are placed in rooms and all over campus. Use them. Refilling stations are placed by the main entrance.
When should you wash your hands?
Before you leave home and as soon as you arrive home
When you arrive at the university
When you change meeting rooms
After toilet visits
Before and after meals
Use alcohol-based disinfection (hand spray) if hand washing options are unavailable. If wet wipes are available, use them first.
Face masks do not in any way replace physical distancing as an infection control measure.
During laboratory work where it is impracticable to maintain a 1 metre distance, face masks can be used to reduce the risk of infection. The medical officers of health in Kristiansand and Grimstad recommend that such laboratory work be done in regular small groups.
Face masks will be made available for students taking part in teaching if judged necessary by each faculty/department. The departments will issue face masks to lecturers for distribution.
Anyone who wants to wear a face mask when it has not been deemed necessary will have to provide their own masks.