Information about Covid-19

Updated 21.1.2021


RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS EXTENDED 

Regional State Administrative Agency has stated on January 20 that the previously given restricitons on social gatherings will be in effect at least until February 23. 

Only events of up to 20 people are allowed. 

CITY OF PORI LIFTS RESTRICTIONS OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR UNDER 20-YEAR-OLDS – MASK RECOMMENDATION EXPANDS TO SCHOOLS WITH GRADES 7-9

From January 25 practicing of leisure activities is allowed for people under the age of 20.

People under the age of 20 can practice sports under certain restrictions. Indoor competitions and matches are still to be ceased until further notice. Sports practices for under 20-year-olds must be executed in a way that allows participants to keep their safe distances.  

Parents must wear masks and mind their safe distances while dropping off and picking up their children. 

All sports events and competitions taking place outside the Satakunta region are to be ceased indefinitely, including both individual and team sports of all ages.

Restrictions and recommendations in sports exclude professional athletes and their operations. 

Outdoor sports and excercising venues can be kept open for personal use.  

Palmgren conservatory’s teaching of children and youth as well as the adult education centre’s courses of under 11 people can be carried out from January 25, if mask recommendations and safe distance regulations can be followed.  

Public swimming pools remain closed until at least January 31. 

Mask recommendation to schools with grades 7-9 

City of Pori strongly recommends the use of face masks for students in grades 7-9. Masks should be worn in schools as well as in public and school transit. In transits to schools, masks are recommended to be worn by students in grades 7-9 as well as elementary students that commute with older students.   

City of Pori will provide students with masks. Mask recommendation is in effect at least until January 31. 

Students and parents, in addition to teachers and other personnel are also encouraged to use the Koronavilkku mobile application to help prevent the spread of corona virus.

CITY OF PORI TO SET NEW RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As an attempt to avert the spreading of the corona virus, the city will restrict the use of its public spaces until the end of the year

Museums and youth centers will be closed between December 3 2020 and January 23, 2021. Libraries will offer only limited services with book loans. Culture house Annis and the Children’s Culture Center will also be closed until the end of the year. Adult education center, Pori art school and the Palmgren conservatory will continue their operation remotely, excluding the conservatory’s individual teaching and art school’s groups of children and the youth.

Public sports venues, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Karhuhalli along other city’s public indoor sports venues will be closed from public audience until January 23, 2021. Private indoor sports venues are also recommended to be closed.

It is also recommended that indoor team and contact sports of people over the age of 15 should be ceased until December 31. Restrictions and recommendations in sports exclude professional athletes and their operations, and children under the age of 15.

Running errands with Porina and other service points should primarily be done by telephone. 

Recommendations on the use of face masks effective indefinitely.

City of Pori recommends the use of face masks to all its citizens over the age of 15. Face masks should be worn in public spaces, the city offices and in public transit. Recommendations include early childhood education, school with classes 7-9, vocational school and upper secondary schools.

City also recommends everyone to mind their safe distances and their way of coughing and sneezing. If even minor symptoms are noticed, one should immediately stay home and avoid all public spaces.

INFO AND INSTRUCTIONS 

You can find national instructions and information about coronavirus in many different languages on the webpage of Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (for example Русский язык, Eesti Keel, عربية, Türkçe).

The latest coronavirus news in Arabic, in Somali, in Kurdish and in Persian an be found here

Besides you can read more about the latest national updates in English or in Swedish.

Allocated service numbers help in coronavirus related issues:

  • Pori region co-operation information number: 02 623 4333 (Everyday 8-16. Other times call Satasairaala hospital service number 116 117).
  • Satasairaala hospital service number: 116 117 
  • Service number for dental health: 044 701 0044 (Mon-Friday 8-16).
  • Prizztech Oy service number for companies: 02 620 5300 (Weekdays from 8-16).
  • Social work emergency number: 02 623 4380 (24 h).
  • National information number: 0295 535 535 (Weekdays from 8-21 and Saturdays from 9-15). 

If you are ill or have mild symptoms, stay at home. Do not work if you are ill. If your child has symptoms, the child must stay at home and not go to day care or school. You have to inform the day care or school about this.

If you have severe symptoms, call to health care nubmers (above). Do not go to health center before calling and booking an appoitment.

Current information about corona issues in Pori

Read nationwide information from the links in the beginning of the page.