- Chair of the Emergency Management Team of the City of Jyväskylä, Mayor Timo Koivisto, tel. 050 336 2819
- Physician responsible for communicable diseases, City of Jyväskylä, Ilkka Käsmä, tel. +358 50 522 0486
- Chief Physician, City of Jyväskylä, Johanna Tuukkanen, tel. +358 50 572 4205
- Director of education, culture and sports, City of Jyväskylä, Eino Leisimo, tel. +358 50 584 8987
- Director of social and health, City of Jyväskylä, Kati Kallimo, tel. 050 442 2302
The incidence rate in the city is now 30 cases per 100,000 of population. Jyväskylä is still in the corona acceleration phase, but moving steadily towards the baseline phase criteria of the epidemic. In the baseline phase, the incidence rate in the city is below 25 cases per 100,000 of population.
The Emergency Management Team of the city has drawn up an exit plan for withdrawing corona recommendations and lifting restrictions. The restrictions will be lifted with priority given to children and young people, and study and education opportunities safeguarded before hobbies are resumed.
The plan shall proceed in two-week cycles. The first phase will enter into force immediately and remains valid until the beginning of May. The next releases will take place as of 1 May. The situation and epidemic stage will be monitored on a weekly basis. If the situation regarding the epidemic deteriorates, restrictions will enter force and more stringent measures be rapidly applied, if necessary.
Distance learning recommendation will be withdrawn as of 19 April
Educational institutions in Jyväskylä can again provide contact teaching. Distance learning recommendation is withdrawn also from the Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre.
The recommendation for private functions will be 10 participants as of 1 May
As of 1 May, private events may be participated by 10 persons. If the coronavirus situation remains calm also in May, the aim is to increase the number of participants in private functions to 20 persons as of 17 May 2021.
Sports facilities in the city will become available gradually starting 1 May
Once the number of participants in private events has been raised to 10 persons, adult outdoor sport facilities will be available and practice sessions granted for the city outdoor sports facilities. According to the city recommendation, as of 1 May, group size for outdoor activities can be up to 10 participants. More than one group of 10 participants may be present for outdoor hobbies in one location as long as social distance between the groups is maintained and the groups do not mingle during their activities.
As of 1 May, outdoor training of team sports in groups of more than 10 participants will be allowed for the three highest divisions. In the beginning of May, the city sports services will start to schedule outdoor practice times to their courts and fields for teams in the three highest divisions. Apply for practice times at the sports services booking unit.
If the recommendation for private functions can be modified and the number of participants increased to 20 individuals as of 17 May, also the number of participants in outdoor sports will rise to 20 individuals. The goal is to lift all of the restrictions on outdoor exercise and sports as of 1 June.
The city swimming halls and gyms will be opened with limited access to the public on 3 May
The city swimming halls and gyms will be opened with limited access to the public on 3 May. As of Monday 3 May, also adults, over-65-year-old enthusiasts and individuals in risk groups will have limited access to the city swimming halls. Swimming hall services will be available in limited groups in compliance with social distancing.
As of 3 May, the gyms in city swimming halls will open and at first accept small groups of over 65-year-old enthusiasts and individuals in risk groups. Other city gyms will be opened to all individuals, but limiting the number of visitors. The city sport services will inform the public about opening hours and booking of exercise sessions in more detail in April.
As recommendations and restrictions concerning sport activities are lifted, also supervised city sport services, in limited capacity, will start again in the beginning of May. The city sports services will provide additional information about supervised sports services in April.
However, indoor sport activities for other adult population will be closed for the time being. The target is to resume indoor sports in compliance with restrictions regarding the number of participants as of 1 June, but to do that, the infection rate has to remain low also throughout May. Indoor sports may get back to normal, when approximately 70% of the adult population have received both doses of the vaccine.
Most of the restrictions regarding libraries and museums have already been withdrawn
The city alleviated restrictions regarding libraries already in the beginning of April. Mobile libraries apply special arrangements in their services and in libraries customers can select and borrow books and other available material in compliance with safety instructions.
Reading rooms, working and multi-purpose areas as well as the premises requiring booking will remain closed, as will also be self-service libraries outside normal library opening hours. As vaccination coverage expands, access to reading rooms and self-service libraries will be reassessed. Once the vaccination coverage for over 16-year-olds exceeds 70%, reading rooms and self-service libraries will be re-opened for public.
The City of Jyväskylä museums provide services in compliance with safety instructions. The Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyväskylä Sinfonia can organise public events in compliance with restrictions to audience as laid down by the Regional State Administrative Agency. Because the audience restriction at the moment is 10 individuals, the city theatre has already informed the public that public events will be resumed after the summer holidays.
Visitation recommendations to risk groups’ sheltered accommodation are still in force - the aim is to open day centres as of 1 August
To protect risk groups, very strict recommendations on visiting vulnerable individuals in risk groups remain in force in sheltered housing units and city hospital wards.
Daytime activities for the elderly as well as work and day activities for persons with special needs has been on pause for a long time, but now we are looking forward to reopening the activities in compliance with special arrangement as of 1 August.
Extensive recommendation on mask use will most likely continue until autumn
Extensive recommendation on mask use will continue for all individuals over 12 years of age. Mask recommendation will continue until late autumn also for basic education, because, for the time being, under 16-year-olds are not scheduled for vaccinations. As vaccination coverage of the population expands and disease activity decreases, the withdrawal of mask recommendation will be assessed.
Also the personnel of the city social welfare and health care services as well as education and culture services will continue to wear masks till late autumn. The recommendation of remote working for the city personnel remains in force at least til the end of August to allow the vaccination coverage extend in respect to the whole population.
The Regional State Administrative Agency outlines the public event policy, while restaurant opening hours are laid down by law
The city has received a lot of enquiries about the number of visitors and participants in events and gatherings in the summer as well as the opening hours for restaurants. Restrictions regarding public events and functions are imposed by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland.
If the number of infections remains low and Jyväskylä reaches epidemic baseline phase, also restaurant opening hours will be extended in compliance with the decree on restaurants.