Julkaistu 17.4.2020

Updated 2.5.2022

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Instructions in English

Latest Updates and Instructions: Finnish Instute For Health And Welfare.

It’s not necessary to get tested if you experience only mild symptoms and you are fully vaccinated.  Rest at home and avoid contacts at least for five days. Home tests can be used. The Omaolo-service will help you check your symptoms to see if you might have the coronavirus infection: omaolo.fi/en.

Ask for a covid test if you are pregnant, working fot social and health services, have strong primary immune defiency, even if you are fully vaccinated.

The symptoms of COVID-19 infection can vary:

  • Illness that resembles influenza including dry cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache and tiredness.
  • COVID-19 may also be a mild upper respiratory infection:
    • In it's mildest form only throat soreness
    • Sore throat and/or runny nose
    • Loss of sense of smell and taste is a symptom that strongly indicates COVID-infection. It may occur alone or with other symptoms.
  • Pneumonia including fever, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, and severe tiredness.

Contact information and instructions

  • Call your local health care center or occupational health care. Persons living in Tampere or Orivesi should call the health care counselling service on +358 3 5657 0023 (every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or their own health centre or occupational health care.
  • Emergency services in Tays Acuta: Call Medical Helpline 116117 whenever you believe you might need urgent care or a visit to an emergency clinic.
  • If necessary, you will be provided with instructions on corona virus testing.
  • Stay at home and avoid social contact with others.
  • In urgent emergency situation always call 112.