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Corona

Latest coronavirus update and instructions for clients in Siun sote area

This page contains the current information on the coronavirus situation in North Karelia and the related coronavirus instructions.

Coronavirus situation

You can follow the coronavirus situation in all of Finland and in the operating area of Siun sote on the application of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Coronamap.

If you think you might have a coronavirus infection

Symptoms of the coronavirus disease include headache, loss of smell or taste, head cold or blocked nose, cough, shortness of breath, loss of energy or fatigue, muscle pain, throat pain or irritated throat, fever, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.

Face masks recommendations

Use a face mask at your own discretion, especially if you are unvaccinated over the age of 12 or belong to a risk group.
The use of a mask is recommended in public indoor spaces and public transportation if:
• you travel for treatment or a coronavirus test due to suspected corona
• you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and it is necessary for you to move outside the home
• you know you have been exposed to the coronavirus, but you cannot avoid contact outside the home.
The use of a mask is recommended for all passengers over the age of 12 in public transport organized by the ELY Center.
Wearing a face mask when in Siun sote service points as a client or patient is highly recommended if it is possible for the person to do so.
More detailed information on the recommendation and instructions for using a face mask can be found on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: Recommendation on the use of face masks for citizens.
If you cannot afford a face mask, you can get it from a distribution point. More information on the distribution of face masks can be found on the Siun sote website (only in Finnish).

Other recommendations

The restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 epidemic have been lifted. All temporary obligations under the Communicable Diseases Act affecting events, customer premises and food and beverage service businesses expired on 30 June 2022. Read more: Current restrictions (valtioneuvosto.fi)

It is safe to use our services

We do our best to continue providing services as normally as possible while ensuring the safety of patients, customers and personnell.

  • Do not cancel your appointment unless you have a reason to. It's safe to visit our locations.
  • Your appointment may also be carried out by telephone or remotely.
  • Call first. Many issues can be handled directly over the phone, or you can be directed to the right place.
  • Call first if you are experiencing flu symptoms and have an appointment at a social services office, dental care, or child health clinic. Your appointment may be postponed or carried out remotely.

Instructions for visitors

We aim to prevent the spread of coronavirus at our locations. That is why we ask you to follow these practices for the time being:

  • Call beforehand about coming to visit.
  • Follow the instructions provided by the personnel regarding the meeting place and protective measures.
  • Only come for the visit if you are healthy and not having any kind of symptoms.
  • Have no more than one person accompany you to your appointment.

Protect yourself against infections and prevent their spread

We can all do our part to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Protect yourself and others:

  • If you get sick, stay at home.

  • Remember hygiene: hands, masks, safe distance.

Counselling and support

Do not worry alone; talk to your loved ones. If you feel you need to talk to a professional, you may call the 24-hour social emergency services at +358 13 330 9002 or intensified psychiatric open care for adult psychiatry at +358 13 330 2132 (between 8:00 and 21:00 during weekdays, weekends and public holidays between 13:00 and 15:00).

Contact information corona

Contact information

If you suspect a coronavirus infection

Take a coronavirus home test.

If you need a test taken by healthcare services, fill in the symptom checker and book an appointment online at www.omaolo.fi or call your health station or the Medical Helpline 116117.

Coronavirus information in different languages

Coronavirus information in different languages

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Visit website: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare