How to prevent the new coronavirus?

This page was updated April 14, 2022

Recommendations and restrictions for the coronavirus epidemic in Oulu

Mask recommendations

The use of a face mask is recommended in public spaces, when going to get tested for coronavirus and in public transport at least during peak hours. The mask recommendations no longer apply in schools.

Public spaces

Safety must be taken into account in all public spaces. The management of spaces open to the public or limited outdoor spaces shall ensure that customers and participants have access to hand cleaning and adequate safety distances. Instructions for preventing the spread of infections, such as instructions for cleaning hands, must be displayed. In addition, cleaning of premises and surfaces should be made more efficient.

The elderly and risk groups

Visits to housing services and care units of both the city and private actors should be avoided for the time being.

Remote work

From 1 March 2022, it will be recommended for all to alternate between working in the workplace and remote work if possible. In the workplace, it remains important to ensure the health and safety of workers.

Private events

It is recommended that private events are held only on a small scale.

Public events

According to the decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency, the ban on indoor public events and general meetings will end on 31 January 2022. However, public events will continue to be restricted at least from 1 to 28 February 2022. Events may be arranged, but a written plan must be made available to prevent the risk of infection.

Restaurants, bars ans licensed premises

In compliance with the Government guideline

Antigen tests for COVID-19

Homemade antigen tests are recommended. The antigen test is suitable for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, runny nose or cough. Antigen tests are best at detecting infection up to 5 days after the onset of symptoms.

Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

If you suspect you have coronavirus, read the information

Instructions for Possible Coronavirus Exposure and Coronavirus Infection