Update on teaching and work arrangements (12 February 2022)

  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Teaching and Learning Arrangements

12 Feb 2022

In view of the drastic surge of COVID-19 cases in the community, the University has decided to extend the current teaching and work arrangements until 2 April 2022 (Saturday).
Teaching arrangements
Undergraduate and sub-degree programmes
All classes will be conducted in hybrid mode. Subject teachers should conduct their classes at designated teaching venues on campus and time-slots according to the timetable, and broadcast the lessons online simultaneously. Students may choose to attend classes in either face-to-face or online mode.
If there is a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in an individual class, the subject teacher should seek approval from the Dean, with the recommendation of the Head, to shift teaching to solely online until there is no more case or the quarantine period for the affected ends.
Taught Postgraduate programmes
All classes will be taught online, with flexible or appropriate learning arrangements for students who choose to join research activities or events on campus. Subject teachers should conduct their classes at designated teaching venues on campus and time-slots according to the timetable, and broadcast the lessons online simultaneously. Please refer to the email issued by the School of Graduate Studies on 10 February.
Undergraduate programmes: Registry ([email protected])
Postgraduate programmes: School of Graduate Studies ([email protected])
LIFE programmes: LIFE ([email protected])
Work arrangements
Under the condition of providing essential services that are required for hybrid teaching and learning, Heads of departments/offices/units may exercise discretion in arranging colleagues to work from home by rotation, while maintaining at least half of their staff to work at the office daily. They may also apply other special work arrangements according to job duties of their units as appropriate. If the available manpower is significantly reduced due to infections or mandatory viral testing, Heads may seek approval from their supervisor to adjust service hours and/or scope of their units.
The University is acquiring COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits for contingency. Details will be provided by the Office of the Comptroller in due course.
The University would like to express its gratitude to colleagues, security and cleaning staff who travel to the campus on a daily basis to help maintain essential services during this difficult time.
Enquiries: Human Resources Office ([email protected])
Student hostels
Students residing in hostels are strongly urged to stay on campus, avoid social gatherings with hallmates or staying overnight outside the campus.
Enquiries: Relevant hostel warden offices, or [email protected]
Vaccine Pass
The University will implement the Vaccine Pass on 24 February 2022 (Thursday) (Please refer to https://www.ln.edu.hk/announcement/20220131/update-on-teaching-arrangements-work-arrangements-and-vaccine-pass). The LeaveHomeSafe app(安心出行)will be adopted for campus access, replacing the current Campus Entry Permit and the COVID‐19 Vaccination & Testing Record System for Student Residents. While details of the Vaccine Pass will be announced in due course, students and colleagues are advised to get vaccinated before the implementation. Please refer to https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/ for vaccination information and booking.
The University may adjust teaching and student learning arrangements in response to changing circumstances. Students should stay in close contacts with your class teachers or programme leaders for the most updated arrangements.
Please stay on high alert and observe the latest preventive measures recommended by the University’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee (https://www.ln.edu.hk/hse/notice).
If you are a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, required to stay in the “restricted area” for COVID-19 test, or under mandatory quarantine/compulsory testing notice, please notify your department/office or any of the following teams as soon as possible:
During office hours
COFMD(O&M)-Campus Support Office (2616 7134)
Human Resources Office (2616 8962)
Office of Student Affairs (2616 7309)
During non-office hours
Security Control (24-hour) (2616 8000)
The University continues to monitor the situation closely and will adopt appropriate precautionary measures necessary to maintain safety on our campus.
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
12 February 2022