Educational services in Jyväskylä during the coronavirus pandemic

On this page you find a summary of basic education and school services in Jyväskylä during the coronavirus pandemic. The page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

General instructions

  • NEW: As of 23 March, all 1-3 graders can take part in classroom teaching. However, families are strongly advised to keep their children at home, if possible.
  • Children with special needs can take part in classroom instruction.
  • Before- and after-school activities (Jälkkäri) at basic schools continue as normal until otherwise announced. No fees are charged (between 18 March and 13 April). if a child does not participate in Jälkkäri. 
  • No other classroom instruction will be given as of 18 March. 
  • All children keep their textbooks at home. 
  • Communication between homes and school takes place primarily via Wilma.
  • All school-related travels, school trips and camp schools abroad or in Finland, whether by students or by school personnel, have been cancelled. 
  • 7-9 graders’ work practice programmes (TET) have been cancelled.  
  • All swimming lessons held by schools have been cancelled. 
  • Visits of outsiders, such as teacher trainees and data collectors. to comprehensive schools and day care centres are limited to a minimum.
  • The City’s youth centres are closed until otherwise announced.

Instructions on home-schooling 

  • As of 18 March, the majority of students will be studying at home. Instructions on how classes and groups will transfer to distant learning will be provided via the Wilma service. 
  • In distance learning, children do school assignments, receive guidance and return assignments via electronic platforms, such as 0365, Google and If these platforms cannot be used, assignments and instructions are sent via Wilma. 
  • Office applications can be installed on the student’s computer, laptop, etc. once the student has logged in with his or her credentials. 
  • Lisätietoja ja tarkempia ohjeita etäopetukseen. The site will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

Instructions on absences

  • Even if a student has mild symptoms of cold he or she should stay at home. The parents should inform the school about the absence.
  • If a student returns home from abroad, the parents should apply for a leave of absence for at least two weeks for him or her. 
  • If you suspect having contracted the coronavirus, please follow the instructions on Jyväskylän kaupungin terveyspalvelujen ohjeistusta  
  • Lisätietoja alle 16-vuotiaan lapsen huoltajan ansionmenetyksen korvaamisesta tartuntatautilain perusteella  

Student welfare and school health care services 

  • Between 19 March and 13 April, school social workers and psychologists can be contacted by phone at their normal, school-specific telephone service hours. For pre-primary and basic education, the service hours are on Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11. Calls made at other times will also be answered as far as possible. 
  • Personal student consultations will mainly be held via phone, Skype or Teams, and appointments to school social workers and psychologists can be made as before. If necessary, consultations can also be held as normal office visits. In this case, however, it is imperative that the customer does not have any symptoms of cold. Family, network and multi-professional consultations will be postponed or held e.g., as video conferences.
  • As of 23 March, all school welfare services will be provided at Kilpinen School (Honkaharjuntie 6) and Mankola School (Saarijärventie 21). The school nurse can be contacted from Monday to Friday. To make an appointment, please call from Monday to Friday, 8-14, tel. 050 308 7324.