Lisätty 23.06.2021.

Current coronavirus recommendations and restrictions in place for the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District

Updated on: 23 June 2021

There may be delays in the updating of the translated versions. You can find up-to-date information in Finnish from the website of the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District.

The coronavirus situation in the Länsi-Pohja area is currently in the baseline phase.

Remote working and remote meetings are recommended whenever possible in light of the nature of the work tasks in question and are possible according to the employer’s own policies.

It is recommended that you use the face mask in all situations where adequate safe distancing cannot be guaranteed. In particular, people belonging to risk groups should remember to use a face mask. The surgical face mask covering the nose and mouth is recommended for health care personnel working with patients, if adequate social distancing cannot be followed. This recommendation also applies to patients, relatives, visitors, and students. The recommendation for the use of mouth and nose masks by staff and visitors of 24-hour social welfare service units has already been put in force and will continue as before. The use of face masks is also recommended for secondary school pupils and parents in schools and during recreational activities.

Restrictions of visits to social and health care units and similar establishments. Visits must always be agreed with the social and health care unit in question. Visitors must be asymptomatic. Face masks must always be used during these visits by all attending. Hand hygiene and safe distancing recommendations must also be observed. These operational units are responsible for the safe planning and implementation of visits. If necessary, you can seek advice and support for these matters from the hygiene nurses of the Infection Control Unit of the Länsi-Pohja Central Hospital.

In terms of the opening hours of catering establishments, the restrictions set by the government must be followed. For more information on this subject, please go to the government website. The health safety instructions for the tourism and restaurant sector in the Lapland region can be found on the website.

For travel, the recommendation is that the epidemic situation in the destination must be taken into account. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Lapland orders that anyone entering the country from a nation with higher risk of COVID-19 via the Lapland border crossing points of Enontekiö, Inari, Kemi, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio, Pello, Rovaniemi, Salla, Tornio, Utsjoki, and Ylitornio, must take a compulsory health examination. This order is in force for the period 16 June – 31 July 2021. For more information, see the Regional State Administrative Agency bulletin. Instructions for border crossing are available on the Border Guard website.

Prevention: If you experience symptoms, stay at home, do the Omaolo test and arrange to have a coronavirus test, if necessary. Always take good care of hand hygiene and maintain safe distances. Download the Koronavilkku app. Avoid all unnecessary close contact with others.

Treatment of other diseases: Take care of your existing illness and seek examination and treatment with long-term symptoms.