On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus epidemic a pandemic. On 16 March 2020, the Finnish Government, together with the President of the Republic, declared a state of emergency in Finland due to the coronavirus situation. The state of emergency causes changes also in health care services in order to focus treatment on cases that require urgent treatment.

Read latest updates about coronavirus on THL's webpage.

If you think that you may have been infected with the coronavirus, follow these steps

Call the health centre to make an appointment only in an urgent case

Monday- Friday  8:15–10:00 and 13:00–14:00 p. 040 188 7400, at other times, p. 040 770 9187.

Do not go to the health centre, call first

Do not go to the health centre, call first.The health centre operates a call-back system if they are too busy to answer your call.Listen to the instructions and follow them.

If you have a mild respiratory infection, get well at home

Avoid contact with other people.This is to prevent the spread of the disease.
Cover your mouth and nose with a paper tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Put the used paper tissue in the rubbish bin immediately.
If you don't have a paper tissue, cough or sneeze in your upper sleeve, not in your hands.

Employers

Agree with your employees on a self-reporting system in cases of acute respiratory infections.
We need the resources for other work due to the exceptional situation.

Information on the coronavirus:

National helpline of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) tel. +358 (0)295 535 535 Weekdays 8:00 - 21:00 Saturdays 9:00 - 15:00

The helpline does not provide health advice or emergency advice for acute symptoms.

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