Current information on coronavirus
COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations in Kanta-Häme (www.khshp.fi) (website in Finnish)
- Kanta-Häme central hospital: Current information on coronavirus (website in Finnish).
- General information and advice on the coronavirus: national telephone service at the number 0295 535 535 or a chat service https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus/telephone-and-chat
- If you know Finnish language, please, follow also Current information on coronavirus on the city’s website.
- Check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the latest travel advisories.
- Videos about the coronavirus in different languages
- If you have symptoms, do self-assessment test at OMAOLO service. If you want to book online for a test in Hämeenlinna, please use Finnish version of the website.
- If you can’t use the online service, call your health care center.
Vaccinations and appointments for Kanta-Häme region: www.koronarokotuksetkantahame.fi. Website is available in Finnish. Click your region (kunta -> Hämeenlinna), then your age or risk group (ikä/riskiryhmä) and you will be able to check how to book an appointment for vaccination.
When you go to get your vaccine, remember:
- to come healthy and on time
- use a face mask.
- to disinfect hands when you come in and go out.
- to keep the safe distance (2m) when you wait inside.
- to take your Kela-card
- to wear such clothes that make it easy to uncover the upper arm.
- be prepared to stay for 15 minutes in the waiting hall after the vaccination.
Vaccination is optional and free of charge.
Vaccinations are planned in line with the national order of coronavirus vaccinations issued by the Finnish Institute for health and welfare (THL).
More information in Finnish here.
Use face masks
The City of Hämeenlinna recommends using face masks in all indoor public places ( buses, trains, shops, pharmacies, health centers, hospitals, Kastelli, libraries, and all other indoor places) as well as at public gatherings and meetings.
The City of Hämeenlinna distributes face masks at the city’s service points. The masks are only available at the city’s service points, that is, you cannot get them at health centers.
Download the Koronavilkku app to your mobile phone
Koronavilkku app (THL)
If you are diagnosed with an infection, you can report it to the app anonymously. The app also notifies you in case you have been in contact with an infected person.
If you have received an exposure notification to your Koronavilkku app, immediately contact your municipality’s health care and get tested.
The Koronavilkku is safe to use. The Koronavilkku app is provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) for use within Finland.
You can download the app free of charge on the Koronavilkku.fi/en website.
The app is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
More information on Info Finland website
In Finland, you can get help and advice with financial matters if you have money problems. If you or your under 16-year-old child have/has been quarantined or ordered to isolate your/him/herself and you therefore cannot go to work, you may be entitled to Kela’s communicable disease allowance.
- Current news on the corona situation (Kela)
- Impact of the corona situation on Kela benefits (Kela)
- How to handle Kela business at home (Kela)
Services in the Hämeenlinna City
Health Care Centers
- Visit only if you are healthy.
- If you have symptoms, book an appointment prior to coming.
- Call your health center on weekdays 8 am – 3 pm or use the online service.
- Do a self-assessment test at www.omaolo.fi service.
- Appointments to laboratories and X-ray examinations can be made as before.
- Dental healthcare works normally.
- Health advice for immigrants
- Health clinics in Hämeenlinna
Services for the elderly
The City Services for elderly people work daily.
Information and guidance is available on the phone on weekdays, 9 am to 3 pm.
If you are planning a visit to a care home, please read the guidelines (in Finnish) for visitors first.
Kanta-Häme social emergency helpline tel. 03 6217100 is open 24/7.
The Hämeenlinna shelter is open normally. More information in Finnish on the website.
Services for the disabled
Disabled people often belong to risk groups. In general, it is recommended that the disabled receive necessary services at their homes. Read more information in Finnish here.
Maternity and child care guidance (Neuvola)
Please visit your clinic only if you are healthy. Both parents can come for a visit with their child. If possible, come without child’s siblings.
Family services are available normally. Contact information you can find in the link in Finnish.
School year started on 11. August 2021.
Read more: Recommendations for safe schooling in autumn 2021 (hameenlinna.fi) – site in Finnish
Child with the flu symptoms should stay at home. If a child feels ill during the day, he or she will stay in a separate room for the rest of the day, until parents take him or her home.
Own toys cannot be brought to kindergartens.
Services for the Youth and Ohjaamo
Libraries in Hämeenlinna are open. More information on Vanamo-library online service.
Tavastia Vocational Center
Education for immigrants | Tavastia Vocational College | (kktavastia.fi) – website in Finnish
Vanajavesi College (Vanajaveden Opisto): courses and trainings – website in Finnish
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Skogster Museum, Sibelius Birth House Museum, and the Palander House are open.
The indoor swimming pools in Hämeenlinna opens in August and in Lammi in September.
More information in Finnish: www.liikuntahallit.fi/covid-19-korona
Immigration info in Kastelli is open.
Refugees’ reception info point in Kastelli is open.
Guidelines for commuters to prevent the spread of infections in public transport:
- Use face masks.
- Pay by Waltti-card or mobile app.
- Do not sit right behind the driver. Leave the first line of seats empty.
- Remember to keep the safety distance.
- If you have the flu, stay home. Do not travel by bus sick.
- Cough or sneeze into a paper towel or sleeve.
- Do not touch your face or shake hands.
- Remember about hand hygiene.
More information: Coronavirus and public transport – Hämeenlinna (hameenlinna.fi) – website in Finnish