The situation with the new covid-19 cases has calmed down in Jyväskylä during week 44. However, the mask recommendations will continue until the situation is permanently stabilised.
En extensive mask recommendation for over 15 years old until the end of November
The use of face masks is recommended in the following settings for the next two weeks:
- In public spaces and events where close contacts cannot always be avoided. Recommendation applies to outdoor events and tournaments where the safety distance of 1–2 metres is not possible.
- In secondary schools (including general upper secondary schools) and higher education institutions.
- On public transport where close contacts cannot always be avoided.
- Persons travelling to a COVID-19 testing facility and awaiting the test results, if it is necessary for them to move outside the home.
- Passengers arriving in Finland from a high-risk area while moving from the point of entry to the place of quarantine or if it is necessary to move outside the home during the quarantine.
Public spaces and events where mask use is recommended:
- Shops and shopping malls
- Gaming and betting shops
- Post offices, banks, libraries and similar indoor spaces
- Facilities for physical activities, exercise and sports venues and audience areas (at least in the public areas and dressing rooms)
- Swimming pools, outdoor swimming pools, spas and saunas (public areas and dressing rooms)
- Churches and other religious community spaces
- Concert halls and other live music venues
- Theatres and other performance venues
- Cinemas and other venues for screening films and audiovisual works
- Museums and galleries
- Amusement and theme parks and other indoor attractions
- Festivals, fairs and markets if held indoors
- Conference and exhibition centres and facilities for organising meetings, trade fairs and other similar events
In accordance with the instructions of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the mask should not be used if it impedes breathing or there are other health-related reasons that prevent the use of the mask.
Recommendations for visiting elderly and people with disabilities
Older people are at risk of coronavirus and should be protected from infection. It is therefore important that visits are arranged safely in the units. Visitors are asked to contact personnel before visiting elderly care units to receive instructions how to act in such a way that they do not expose the residents to the coronavirus.