Service Manager Seppo Huhtiniemi, Student Welfare Services, tel. 014 266 1803
Head nurse Terhi Seppälä, School Health Care Services, tel. 014 266 3763
Going back to school, the approaching summer holidays, the coronavirus pandemic, relationships with friends, loneliness etc. can cause worry and anxiety in both children and their parents. School social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and school nurses will help children to cope with the restart of school and the start of the summer holidays.
Health authorities in several countries have compared the spread of the coronavirus across different age groups. The data, collected both abroad and in Finland, suggest that children who have been infected with the virus usually only develop mild symptoms. Children are also less likely to spread the virus and to transmit it to adults.
As of 14 May, personal consultations will be held as face-to-face consultations; extended phone services hours will continue till 18 June
As of 14 May, personal pupil consultations will be held as in-person, face-to-face consultations. Multi-professional and communal pupil welfare team consultations as well as family meetings will continue be held as remote consultations. Extended telephone services hours will continue to be available till 18 June.
It is important to remember that to be able to go to an in-person, face-to-face consultation, the child must have no cold-like symptoms. Also, it is necessary to take care of good hand hygiene. If a child or his or her family member belongs to an at-risk group, the family should consult health care professionals so as to see whether it is safe for the child to go to a face-to-face consultation.
Schools will start arranging health care examinations
At the moment, consultations with school health care professionals are only available for those who have booked an appointment. Appointments can be booked by calling the School Health Care Helpline, tel. 050 308 7324 , on weekdays at 8-14.
Schools will start arranging health care examinations. The school nurses will contact families and help them to book appointments for the examinations.