Julkaistu 17.4.2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Instructions in English

In Pirkanmaa area anyone with symptoms of an acute respiratory infection should ask for a COVID-19 test.

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.

The Omaolo-service will help you check your symptoms to see if you might have the coronavirus infection: omaolo.fi/en.

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 03 10023 or +358 3 5657 0023 (every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or their own health centre or occupational health care.
  • Outside health services’ regular opening hours, call the corona counselling service phone at Tampere University Hospital: 03 311 65333 or +358 3 311 65333 (open every day 24 hours) or First Aid Unit Acuta via switchboard +358 3 311 611.
  • 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.

Instructions for arriving at the COVID-19 testing points

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