Protect yourself and your family from coronavirus
Reduce the infection risk by good hygiene
- Wash your hands with soap often and carefully.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if washing your hands is not an option.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cough and sneeze into either your sleeve or a disposable tissue. Put the used tissue in the rubbish bin immediately.
- If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.
- See instructions: Hand washing and coughing
Avoid close contact with others
- Do not shake hands.
- Stay one to two metres away from other people at all times.
- Avoid large crowds.
- Please, do not spend more time than necessary in our public indoor places, like libraries and swimming halls.
Work remotely, if possible.
Get tested if you suspect you’re infected with the coronavirus
Use a face mask
- City of Oulu recommends using a mask in all indoor places and events because of Covid-19.
- On public transport where close contacts cannot always be avoided.
- Persons travelling to a COVID-19 testing facility and awaiting the test results, if it is necessary for them to move outside the home.
- Passengers arriving in Finland from a high-risk area while moving from the point of entry to the place of quarantine or if it is necessary to move outside the home during the quarantine.
- The face mask can also be used according to the recommendation of the regional authority in other settings where it is not possible to avoid close contact.
- See more instructions for using a face mask (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)
- You don´t need to use a face mask when exercising, even in our indoor sport halls. Also you don´t need to use a face mask, if you are under 15 years old or have health problems, which prevents you to use a face mask
Protect your loved ones
- Do not visit an elderly person or someone belonging in a risk group if you have even minor symptoms of respiratory infection.
- Keep in touch by phone or online, or meet your family and friends outdoors, for exampleWhen visiting an elderly person or someone belonging in a risk group avoid shaking hands, hugging or other unnecessary close contact
- cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue if no mask is available
- take care of good hand hygiene before and after your visit and after touching door handles, for example
- avoid long visits
- Read more: Elderly persons and other risk groups – coronavirus instructions (THL)
Avoid travelling abroad
This page was updated November 27, 2020.