Current information on coronavirus
The City of Hämeenlinna informs:
What to do if you suspect that you have contracted coronavirus
- If you have mild symptoms, stay home and prevent others from getting infected.
- Do self-assessment OMAOLO test to check if you might have contracted the coronavirus.
- If your condition worsens or you need advice on treatment, call your health center on weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm or on Saturdays 8-12 am. In the evenings or at weekends you can contact the emergency department of Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme.
- The Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme informs about the number of coronavirus patients daily on their website
- A national telephone service at the number 0295 535 535 gives general information and advice on the coronavirus on weekdays 8-21 and Saturdays 9-15.
- Additionally, a chat service has been opened and it offers general information on the corona-situation. The chat is open on weekdays 8- 21 and on Saturdays 9-15. The service is primarily available in Finnish and, where possible, also in Swedish and English.
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.
Current information about coronavirus vaccinations in Kanta-Häme region as well as contact information for booking an appointment can be fount at www.koronarokotuksetkantahame.fi.
Vaccinations are planned in line with the national order of coronavirus vaccinations issued by the Finnish Institute for health and welfare (THL).
Vaccination is optional and free of charge.
More information in Finnish here.
Use and distribution of face masks
The City of Hämeenlinna recommends to use face masks in all indoor public places as well as at public gatherings ans 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.
If you have symptoms of the flu, please do not visit the health center without an appointment. Please do self-assessment test at www.omaolo.fi service or call your health center on weekdays at 8 am -3 pm or Saturdays 8-12 am.
On Saturdays at 8.00-12.00 you can also call your health center in coronavirus matters and book a corona test if needed.
Medical prescriptions can be renewed online.
Appointments to laboratories and X-ray examinations can be made as before.
Dental healthcare works normally. Please, cancel your appointment if you have symptoms of the flu or coronavirus.
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 at 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 at 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 clinics
Please visit your clinic only if you are healthy. Both parents can come for a visit with their child.
Parent trainings are offered online only at the time being.
Family services are available normally. Contact information you can find in the link in Finnish.
Grades 7.-9. return to contact learning as of 6.4.2021.
Hands hygiene guidelines are strictly followed in schools. Schools will also inform families about current issues through the Wilma service.
Personnel of schools, students of 6th grades of comprehensive schools (alakoulu) and students of the upper comprehensive schools (yläkoulu) are recommended to wear face masks.
In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, it is very important to care of proper hands hygiene and social distancing, and in case of symptoms of an illness not to come to school and take corona test. The guidelines are to be followed also to ensure safety of other people.
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.
Children will eat in their own groups if possible, and all hygiene measures will be taken into consideration.
Own toys cannot be brought to kindergartens.
Services for the Youth and Ohjaamo
Current activities for the youth can be found on the services for the youth website.
Ohjaamo is open from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 3 pm and maximum of 10 people can stay inside. Everyone is asked to wear a face mask.
The services of the main library in Hämeenlinna as well as other libraries in the area are limited until 30.4.2021. More information on Vanamo-library online service.
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Skogster museum, Palander house museum and Sibelius birth house museum are closed until 30.4.2021.
Swimming pools and indoor sport halls remain closed due to the pandemic.
Current information of the Hämeenlinna Sport Halls – website
You can find exercise ideas how to keep in shape while staying at home, also during the corona-time. See more here.
Current information and how the situation with coronavirus affects the public transportation in Hämeenlinna region can be found on the public transportation website.
Immigration info point in Kastelli works remotely 8.-30.4.2021. Read more here.
To get more detailed information, see the whole article in Finnish here.