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THL updates on coronavirus in English

Corona updates of Finnish Government 

The city of Seinäjoki has considered the government alignments for preventing the coronavirus. The arrangements are valid until 13 May 2020.

Schools and kindergartens

Schools will implement distant learning. Contact teaching for children of employees in sectors critical to the functioning of society in grades 1–3 will continue. The government has shared a list of critical sectors.

Contact teaching will be arranged for pupils who are eligible for special education services; however, parents and guardians able to arrange childcare at home are requested to do so. School lunch will be offered for the students studying at school.

After school care will be organized normally for those pupils who are at school.

Early childhood education and care units will be functioning as usual. Yet, it is recommended to arrange childcare at home.

Social and health services

Visits to housing services for the elderly and other at-risk care units will be prohibited. There will be no more visiting care institutions, health care units and hospitals, except asymptomatic family members of children and critically ill individuals, family members of those in hospice care and spouses or support persons in the maternity ward. Permits to visit will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Helpdesk for elderly people is closed. The clients will be advised on the phone from Monday to Friday between 9 am- 2 pm. All counseling groups will be cancelled.

Non-urgent healthcare and dental care function is available as usual for the time being.

Sports and cultural venues and community college

The museums, libraries, activity centers, swimming halls, sports venues, youth centers, venues and associations are closed.

Public transportation

Timetables are updated on the website of Härmän Liikenne.

Other activities and personnel of the city

The personnel of the city will start distant work if possible.

Helpdesk of the city will be open during weekdays. Helpdesk Alvari of housing and environment sector is closed. You can contact via service number 06 416 2121.

Official post meetings will be held normally but by using Teams.

Extended coordinating group will meet on daily basis.