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Coronavirus - information and advice

On this page you will find information about the coronavirus and its effects on city operations. The page will be updated as the situation changes.

If you suspect or are concerned that you have been infected with the Corona virus please contact the health services by telephone.  When necessary, you will be provided with instructions for seeking treatment over the phone.

Patients with no severe symptoms are advised to stay at home. If your condition gets worse, you have to contact the Health Center.

weekdays 8.00-15.15 tel. 02 8451 2400
At other times tel. 02 313 8800

Services

Uusikaupunki will close all operations required by the Government policy. This closure will take place from 18 March to 13 May for libraries, museums, sports facilities, cultural center, youth facilities, recycling center.
 
City Hall Mörne is closed for the time being (excluding social services office).
Customer Service Point Passari at Rauhankatu 10 is open normally Mon-Fri 9 am - 4.30 pm, but the customers are asked to contact Passari primarily via phone or email.
passari@uusikaupunki.fi | tel. 050 420 5260.

Social Services and Health Care

The Infection Reception Center has been opened at the Main Health Center, in the facilities of the Maternity clinic/Neuvola. All respiratory infection patients needing an assessment of a nurse or doctor are instructed to go there. This also includes children’s Ear Reception. Notice! There is a special entrance for the Infection Reception Center, do not use the main door. Follow the signs.

Patients with no severe symptoms are advised to stay at home. If your condition gets worse, you have to contact the Health Center via phone 02 8451 2400 for more advice.

Closed services:
Pajala and Sakunkulma day centers are closed from Monday 16.3.20 onwards. Kuunari does not take in new customers.

Visits are forbidden at the next service locations:
It is forbidden to visit any of the units or wards of Social Service and Health Care for now. This prohibition also covers the housing service units of elderly and disabled persons.
Visits will be organized for persons having relatives in terminal care, if possible.

Temporary Care:
Temporary care at the Merituuli and Kalanti service units is discontinued for now. 

Day Care and Education

School premises in Uusikaupunki will be closed until 13 May 2020 and contact teaching will be suspended. Instruction and guidance will be organized by means of exceptional teaching arrangements.

As an exception, however, pre-primary education organized in schools and contact teaching for pupils in grades 1 to 3 will continue (new Government instructions given on March 20). Pupils who have a special support decision will also be provided contact teaching when necessary. Early childhood education and care units will be kept in operation. However, the Government recommends that, whenever possible, all children and pupils be cared for at home.

School meals will be secured for all pupils in basic education and upper secondary school while schools are closed due to the corona outbreak. Families will either receive a food distribution to home or a food voucher of 70 €.

During the emergency period customer fees for early childhood education are charged only for the days of attendance and afternoon activities fees are charged only for children who participate.  

Families will be informed about the arrangements through Wilma or otherwise personally as soon as the details are clear.

Events and leisure activities

The Government has decided that public gatherings are limited to no more than ten persons, and it is recommended to avoid spending unnecessary time in public places.

All public events arranged by the City of Uusikaupunki are cancelled up to 13.5.20. This cancellation also includes all the events at the Kulttuurikeskus Crusell (Cultural Center). All guided municipal sports and leisure activities are interrupted for now.

Libraries, museums, Kulttuurikeskus Cruselli (Cultural Center), youth facilities and sports facilities will be closed until 13.5.2020. The ice rink will be closed for the rest of spring.

All of the educational activities and events of the Vakka-Suomi Adult Education Center (Vakka-Opisto) are interrupted until 13.5.2020.

All contact lessons, events, concerts and group lessons at the Vakka-Suomen musiikkiopisto (music school) are interrupted until 13.5.2020.

What are the common symptoms of Coronavirus?

  • respiratory symptoms
  • fever
  •  dry cough
  • shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Most of the cases diagnosed in Finland have been mild. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

What can I do to prevent infection?

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough
  • Maintain social distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Stay home if you feel unwell