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The translated version of the coronavirus review for Lapland is published once a week.
Everyone staying in Lapland must take a coronavirus test even with the slightest of symptoms that are related to the coronavirus.

Links about the current situation:

Official instructions from Lapland to travellers who suspect they may have caught the coronavirus

THL: Travel and the coronavirus pandemic

Additional guidelines, current recommendations, and restrictions for hospital districts

THL: Progress with COVID-19 vaccinations

Lapland Hospital District

(current information at 14:30)

The Lapland Hospital District is in the baseline phase of the epidemic.

The incidence rate based on the last two weeks (21 June – 7 July) is 2.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The incidence rate based on one week (28 June – 4 July) is 1.7 per 100,000 inhabitants.

This incidence rate also includes cases of patients who live outside the Lapland Hospital District area. For this reason, the figure can differ from that announced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that does not count those living outside of Lapland.  


13 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed since the previous review. Two of these were confirmed in Kittilä with persons living outside the hospital district and the source of the infection is from abroad. One infection was detected by a person from Rovaniemi during border crossing testing. The source of the infection is from abroad. The remaining infections are mostly related to the chain of transmissions from the Rovaniemi nightclub.

The Infection Control Unit of the Lapland Hospital District appeals to all Rovaniemi residents and people staying in Rovaniemi to avoid all public gatherings for the next week in order to halt the spread of the epidemic. The Lapland Hospital District and the City of Rovaniemi have issued the following press release:

The coronavirus situation in Rovaniemi has deteriorated worryingly. 35 new infections have been reported in Rovaniemi this week. Since last Thursday, 11 new infections have been reported. The infections have been caused by the delta variant of the coronavirus that is significantly more infectious than previous coronavirus types.

Below is a list of places where exposure to the coronavirus may have occurred between Friday 2 July and Thursday 8 July 2021. – Check the list and take a coronavirus test if you have visited any of these places!

Food shops:

Food section of the Prisma hypermarket

  • Saturday 3 July at 12 noon – 8 p.m.
  • Monday 5 July at 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Minimani hypermarket

  • Monday 5 July at 6:30 – 6:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday 6 July at 6–7 p.m.

Kairatie K-market supermarket

  • Tuesday 6 July at 8 – 8:15 p.m.

Viirinkangas K-market supermarket

  • Wednesday 7 July at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Lidl Teollisuusskylä supermarket

  • Monday 5 July at 12.45 – 1:30 p.m. and 6 July at 4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Sale supermarket in the town centre

  • Monday 5 July at 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

K-supermarket Kauppatori

  • Tuesday 6 July 3:45 – 4 p.m.


Kansan Pubi

  • Friday 2 July – Saturday 3 July 2021 at 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Saturday 3 July – Sunday 4 July 2021 at 9–9:30 p.m. and 12 midnight – 2 a.m.
  • Wednesday 7 July at 1–2 a.m.


  • Friday 2 July – Saturday 3 July at 1–4 a.m.
  • Saturday 3 July – Sunday 4 July at 11 p.m. – 4 a.m.


  • Sunday 4 July at 3–6 p.m. (outdoor terrace)
  • Sunday 4 July at 7–9 p.m. (Pure Pizza restaurant)

Oluthuone, outdoor terrace

  • Monday 5 July at 6–8 p.m.

Wingston siipiravintola restaurant

  • Sunday 4 July at 5–6:30 p.m.

Oliver’s Corner, outdoor terrace

  • Sunday 4 July at 6–6:20 p.m.


Liikku Rovaniemi

  • Monday 5 July at 8:20–9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 6 July at 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Easyfit Rovaniemi

  • Monday 5 July at 5:20–7 p.m.

Sports events:

  • RoPS football match on Sunday 4 July at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Santasport, Kultavaskooli volleyball match on Sunday 4 July at 9:45–11 a.m. and 1:30–3:30 p.m.



  • Sunday 4 July at 1–4 p.m.

The Lapland Hospital District urges all asymptomatic persons present at the locations and times mentioned above to take a coronavirus test within three to five (3–5) days of the possible exposure. All people experiencing symptoms must take a coronavirus test as soon as the symptoms become apparent. Until a negative test result is obtained, all human contact must be avoided.

The City of Rovaniemi has increased its testing capacity for the weekend. There are now three coronavirus testing sites in Rovaniemi: The Mehiläinen drive-in testing station at Sairaalankatu, the Terveystalo testing station in the Revontuli Shopping Centre and the Lappica testing station at Lapinkävijäntie. The testing stations will also be operating during the following weekend. Opening hours are listed below.

Mehiläinen drive-in testing station, Sairaalankatu 1

  • Monday– Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Terveystalo coronavirus testing point, 1st floor of Revontuli Shopping Centre, southern section of the shopping centre

  • Monday–Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesday–Friday from 7:20 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Exceptional opening hours on Saturday 10 July  and Sunday 11 July at 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lappica testing station (by appointment only), Lapinkävijäntie 2

  • Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Exceptional opening hours on Saturday 10 July and Sunday 11 July at 7:30 – 12 noon

Appointments via telephone for Lappica, tel. 020 692 190 on weekdays at 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on the weekend Saturday 10 July and Sunday 11 July at 7:30–11:30 a.m.

The city of Rovaniemi also urges all residents, even if exposure is uncertain, to

  • avoid all indoor spaces for the next week where many people are present
  • observe the face mask recommendations in all public indoor areas and on public transport
  • take a coronavirus test, if you have symptoms of the coronavirus infection, and even if the symptoms are very mild.

Further information available from:

Outi Palmén, Senior Physician, Public Medical Reception Clinic, City of Rovaniemi, outi.palmen(at), tel. 016 322 4582

Markku Broas, Infectious Disease Specialist of the Lapland Hospital District, markku.broas(at), tel. 050 347 2387

Number of positive coronavirus tests confirmed in the Lapland Hospital District by week

Week no. 25 (28 June – 4 July): One (1) case

Week no. 26 (28 June – 4 July): Two (2) cases

Week no. 27 (current week): 37 cases (as of 9 July at 14:30)

The total number of cases confirmed in the Lapland Hospital District on the basis of coronavirus tests conducted at testing stations is 843. This figure also includes persons living outside the area.

Infection Control Unit


Länsi-Pohja Hospital District

(current information at 10:09)

The Länsi-Pohja Hospital District is now in the baseline phase of the epidemic.

Public announcement issued on 07 July 2021: Regional Pandemic Working Group: The baseline level of the coronavirus continues in Länsi-Pohja

The coronavirus epidemic situation in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District area is currently at the baseline level. Last week six coronavirus infections were detected in the area, five of which were detected with people who were not residents of the region. During the current week to date, only one new infection has been confirmed (information as of 7 July. Three infections have been detected by Friday 9 July).

In the main, the infected persons have been young, 20-30-year-olds who have crossed the border. There are currently no coronavirus patients in hospital care.

Although the epidemic situation in the region is calm, the measures for coronavirus safety, namely good hand hygiene and safe distancing rules, must still be observed. The Regional Pandemic Working Group also continues to recommend the use of face masks for all social contacts where safe distancing cannot be guaranteed.

It is also recommended to continue coronavirus safety practices in the workplace. Remote working is recommended, if such is possible according to the employer’s policies. All coronavirus recommendations currently applied in the Länsi-Pohja area are listed on the Hospital District website.

In July, booster vaccines will be issued

To date, 58.6 percent of all people in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District region have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Approximately 23.3 of the population has received both doses of the vaccine. Vaccinations have progressed at slightly different rates in the municipalities. This is due to the different population structures of the municipalities.

In July, the incoming batches of the vaccine are largely used for booster vaccinations in the Länsi-Pohja area, so there are less appointments available for receiving the first dose of the vaccine.

In some municipalities, vaccination appointments have not even been used. The Regional Pandemic Working Group recommends that all also the younger generations book a vaccination appointment when this is possible according to the stipulated order of vaccinations. Adequate vaccination coverage is important for getting the pandemic under control, so that strict restrictions do not need to be re-established. Vaccinations also make travelling easier. The obligations of inbound visitors to Finland will change from the beginning of next week. For more information, see the bulletin issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

A certificate verifying that you have received the coronavirus vaccine is available from the Omakanta service. For more information about the vaccination certificate, please visit

The Länsi-Pohja Regional Pandemic Working Group

Number of positive coronavirus tests confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District by week

Week no. 25 (21–27 June): Two (2) cases

Week no. 26 (28 June – 4 July): Six (6) cases

Week no. 27 (current week): Three (3) cases (as of 9 July at 10:19)

The total number of cases confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District on the basis of coronavirus tests conducted at testing stations is 737.

Infection Control Unit