Updated June 18, 2020
If you have symptoms of respiratory tract inflammation
The symptoms of respiratory infection caused by coronavirus may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, stomach symptoms, nausea or diarrhea. Flu and influenza viruses also cause similar symptoms. Therefore, symptoms alone do not tell whether you have normal flu or coronavirus infection.
Most patients with coronavirus recover in a week. It is important that you stay at home when sick and that you do not go to work if you have any symptoms. Also, grandparents must not take care for their sick grandchildren.
Get tested for coronavirus
If you suspect you have the coronavirus call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 08 558 41414 for information about testing. The line is open from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm. In the evenings and on weekends, you can call the Oulu University hospital health guidance helpline on 08 315 2655. In an emergency, call 112.
You can assess your symptoms online at Omaolo (in Finnish and Swedish). Based on your symptoms, you will receive instructions on how to proceed.
By calling the Info Line you will receive instructions on how to proceed. If necessary, you will be referred to a Coronavirus Health Care Hub in Kontinkangas or Haukipudas, or to the hospital.
In an emergency, call 112.
The national helpline 029 553 5535 gives you advice on weekdays 8:00–21:00 and on Saturdays 9:00–15:00. The helpline provides general information on coronavirus but does not provide health counselling or guidance in case of acute symptoms.
More information on coronavirus COVID-19 (Finnish institute for health and welfare THL)
Information on coronavirus in different languages (Finnish institute for health and welfare THL)
First time published March 12, 2020.