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Normal sick leave policies for coronavirus disease from 1 January 2023 onwardsRelease
From the beginning of 2023, the coronavirus will be subject to the same sick leave policies as other respiratory infections.
Helsinki area changes mask recommendationsRelease
The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) rescinded its national recommendations for general face mask use on 14 April 2022. People can now use face masks at their own discretion, but in certain specific situations, the recommendations remain valid. On 20 April, the Helsinki Metropolitan
Changes in the mask-obligations among personnelRelease
The mask-obligation among personnel in early childhood education, basic education and upper secondary level changes into a mask-recommendation on the 17th of March.
Recommendation for 3rd - 5th-graders to wear face masks abandoned - students in other grades to continue to wear face masks until the end of MarchRelease
The coronavirus coordination group outlined that students in grades 3 - 5 are not obliged to wear face masks as of March 1, 2022. They can, however, continue to wear face masks, which are available at schools.
The Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends a gradual return to combined remote and local working – recommended use of face masks continuesRelease
Several restrictions in the metropolitan area have been lifted during February as the epidemic has steadily improved. The Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends to employers that, from 1 March onwards, extensive remote working can be gradually phased in to combine
Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends lifting public events restrictions as of February 14Release
The Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland that it lifts the current restrictions on public events in the metropolitan area as of 14 February, if the development of the loads placed on hospitals continues
Compliant with government guidelines, National Emergency Supply Agency distributes home tests to schoolchildren and studentsNews
Compliant with the government guidelines, the National Emergency Supply Agency will distribute at-home Covid-19 tests (Coronavirus home tests) to students in basic education as well as in upper secondary education. The tests will be delivered to Vantaa in several batches. The tests will be handed
The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends easing restrictions on public events from 8 February, onwardsRelease
The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland that indoor public seating be allowed at 50 per cent capacity from 8 February, onwards. However, it is also recommended that the maximum number of participants be limited