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Page updated on July 7 at 09:50.
This page is updated with current information related to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki, especially regarding studies.
During the summer the best way to stay updated on the University’s corona instructions is to visit the page Coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki. This page will not be updated regularly before the beginning of August.
The next info session on the coronavirus situation will be held on Monday, 16 August from 9.00 to 11.00.
- The University of Helsinki will transition from restriction level 3 to level 2 in accordance with the University’s recovery plan.
- Library, museum and sports and fitness services can be opened as of 15 June. The necessary self-study facilities can be opened through joint planning by the relevant response centre, the IT Centre and the Facilities and Properties sector to be available during regular summer opening hours. Read more on the section University facilities and services.
- Premises will be opened as needed for the provision of necessary teaching, cafeteria services as well as other services deemed necessary by the relevant response centre.
- The restriction on indoor gatherings of no more than 10 people and on outdoor gatherings of no more than 50 people will be lifted on 15 June. Even if the restrictions related to the number of people allowed in events and meetings are removed, the guidelines issued by the authorities on health and safety, including recommendations for social distancing and other regulations, must be observed.
- Teaching, examinations and examinations of doctoral theses during the summer will be carried out as previously planned. However, exceptions can be made at the discretion of the relevant response centre.
- On the University premises, protective face masks must be worn, and social distancing as well as good hand hygiene must be practised. Everyone on the premises has the right to feel safe.
- Information pertaining to the beginning of the new academic year will be provided on 13 August at the latest. The goal is to resume normal University operations on the campuses by employing any measures necessary in terms of health and safety.
Observing common rules remains the top priority in preventing the spread of the coronavirus
- Do not come to the campuses when ill or when experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus disease Assess your need for testing here: Omaolo service.
- Be sure to practise extremely careful hand and coughing hygiene.
- Leave room for others, and always keep a distance of one to two metres from others, whenever possible.
- Do not shake hands or hug people.
- Avoid unnecessary contact. In other words, meet in person only when necessary.
- Mask use is recommended in all teaching situations, independent study as well as guidance and supervision situations. The use of protective face masks is strongly recommended for everyone visiting public University premises. In laboratory teaching, mask use is required. Read the latest information on masks on the University's website.
- Please remember to clean any equipment in joint use after using it. Overall, cleaning activities at the University have been intensified.
- Remember to register especially for contact teaching courses on time, because in the case of a coronavirus exposure, the tracing of students will be done mainly based on the registration lists in Sisu.
- The University of Helsinki also recommends using the Koronavilkku contact tracing app, so that possible exposures to the virus are easier to trace and the virus can be prevented from spreading
- Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL) has comprised a bulletin where they instruct students how to participate in student life safely during the coronavirus situation. THL e.g. recommends that events are organised remotely, meetings will be conducted outside instead of indoors and gatherings will be kept small.