This page was updated April 14, 2022
Recommendations and restrictions for the coronavirus epidemic in Oulu
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.
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.
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.
It is recommended that private events are held only on a small scale.
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.