The distribution of face masks to the poorest and most vulnerable situation has started at these places

The City of Vantaa will distribute free face masks to the poorest and most vulnerable in accordance with the government's decision in principle. Other residents of Vantaa are to purchase their masks themselves.

The distribution of masks is based on trust, in other words, it will not be necessary for you to prove your poverty at the distribution site. The distribution at the city’s agencies has started on Thursday, 20 August.

In the initial phase, disposable masks will be distributed, 20 of which will be given per person. Later on, cloth masks will also be distributed, four pieces per person.

The caretakers and/or security guards will distribute the masks starting on Thursday at the following agencies of the city during the opening hours of the unit:

Katriina Hospital, Katriinankuja 4
Hakunila Health Center, Laukkarinne 4
Länsimäki Health Center, Keilakuja 1
Koivukylä Health Center, Karsikkokuja 15
Korso Health Center, Naalipolku 6B, 2nd floor.
Myyrmäki Health Center, Jönsaksentie 4
Tikkurila Health Center, Kielotie 11A
Verso, Vernissakatu 8, 1st floor.

Masks will also be distributed at Mannerheim League for Child Welfare offices:

Koivukylä meeting place, Karsikkokuja 17
Hakunila community house, Laukkarinne 6, 3rd floor.

Note! Masks will not be distributed at the Martinlaakso Coronavirus Health Center.

The following instances will also distribute masks to their own customers:

Myyrmäki Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic, Liesikuja 7B, 2nd floor.
Tikkurila Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic, Kielotie 20C, 2nd floor.
Alvi Ry
Auttava sydän
Elämänlaatu ry
Hakunila village association ry
Hakunilan Kansainvälinen yhdistys
Hakunilan Mielenterveysseura ry / Ystävänkammari
Joosua Missio
Korso food service association ry
Korson Työttömät ry
Martinlaakso village association
R3 Immigrant Youth Support Association ry
Somfin ry
Takaisin Elämään ry
Tikkurila club house ESKOT ry
Tusmo ry
Vahti ry
Vantaa’s A-Kilta ry KILTAKOTI
Vantaa’s A-Kilta ry
Vantaan’s A-Kilta ry - Myyrmäki
Vantaan järjestörinki ry
Vantaan Kuuloyhdistys ry
Vantaa’s mental health association Hyvät tuulet
Vantaan työnhakijat ry
Hakunila’s Kotikirkko
West Vantaa’s vapaaseurakunta
Vantaa’s Kotikirkko

In addition, the following, among others, will distribute masks to those of their clients who are part of the target group: Vantaa’s own housing services as well as employment and daytime activity.

You can find answers to questions and instruction on how to use the face mask on the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare website.

Published: 21.8.2020 
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