Information and advice on the coronavirus
The package of government information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) includes the policies and decisions of the Government, the restrictions and guidelines that are in force, answers to frequently asked questions, information on the Government’s management arrangements during the state of emergency, and on the coronavirus information packs put together by the different ministries.
The contents of the package are in Finnish and Swedish, and most of it is in English as well. Some of the Government’s press releases have also been translated into the Saami languages and into Estonian, Russian, Somali and Arabic. The Government’s press conferences have also been interpreted in Finnish sign language.
Press briefing on amendments to Basic Education Act, Vocational Education Act and Higher Education Act
The Government is due to submit a temporary legislative amendment to the Basic Education Act to Parliament at its plenary session on Thursday 4 June. According to the proposal, exceptional educational arrangements could be introduced at the local level in basic education, if it is deemed necessary in autumn 2020 due to the coronavirus situation (COVID-19).
Minister of Education Li Andersson and Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen will be presenting the amendments at a press briefing shortly after the plenary session.
Crisis follow-up group: Finland’s way out of the COVID-19 crisis requires long-term planning and agility
The crisis follow-up group chaired by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Martti Hetemäki submitted the second part of its report to the Government on Monday 1 June. After the submitting a pressconfrence were held.
Frequently Asked Questions »
Questions and answers from the ministries on the coronavirus.
Telephone service and chat »
General information on the coronavirus is available by telephone at 0295 535 535 and via chat.
Topical material »
Topical material from the Government and ministries: press releases and press briefings. Content is available in Sámi, sign languages and other languages.
Current restrictions »
Due to the coronavirus epidemic and the state of emergency, several restrictions are currently in force in Finland.
Central government management of the coronavirus situation »
The COVID-19 Coordination Group is tasked with implementing the decisions made by the Government and coordinating cooperation between the ministries.
Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic »
The EU is taking action to limit the spread of the virus.