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Information on the Coronavirus

If you suspect you may have caught Coronavirus

You have reason to suspect that you have been infected by the coronavirus

  • If you have either spent time abroad OR have been in close contact (e.g. a family member, in the same entourage or face-to-face more than 15 minutes) with a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus victim.
  • AND you have respiratory infection symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle ache, fatigue.

If you suspect that you have been infected by the coronavirus, please contact the health services by telephone. It is important to call before you arrive to protect others from possible exposure.

Call the toll-free Mediacal Helpline 116 117 or your own health centre: (in Finnish).

If you have mild symptoms

Stay at home, if you have mild symptoms AND you haven’t been abroad OR in close contact with a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus victim.

Protect yourself – wash your hands

Excellent hand hygiene is the best way to protect the spread of Coronavirus.

  • Wash your hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. You should dispose of the tissue immediately after you have used it. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, do not use your hands.

Protect yourself and others from getting sick (pdf)

Information materials: Wash your hands and protect yourself and Cough correctly - do not infect others

More information

General information on Coronavirus covid-19 from the nationwide consultation phonenumber: +358 295 535 535 on weekdays 8-21, on Saturdays 9-15.
Please note that health instructions for acute flu symptoms occasions is not available from this phonenumber.

Up-to-date information about the coronavirus on the National Institute for Health and Welfare website:

Information of coronavirus disease (WHO)

How to protect yourself (WHO)