Restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic
The purpose of the restrictions and recommendations in force during the coronavirus epidemic is to slow down and prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Finland, to safeguard the resource capacity and resilience of our healthcare system throughout the country, and to protect people, especially those who are the most at risk.
On 6 May, the Government adopted a resolution on a plan for a hybrid strategy to manage the COVID-19 crisis. The Government Resolution specifies the guidelines for continuing restrictive measures to curb the coronavirus epidemic, and the controlled and gradual dismantling of restrictive measures.
The Government Resolution guides the preparation of the authorities' official activities, on the basis of which further legislative and decision-making proposals will be prepared and further guidance given.
- Government Resolution on a plan for a hybrid strategy to manage the COVID-19 crisis (Press Release of the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 6 May 2020)
- Government decides on plan for hybrid strategy to manage coronavirus crisis and for gradual lifting of restrictions (Press Release of the Prime Minister's Office 4 May 2020)
- Government updates Finland’s coronavirus strategy: Possible to dismantle restrictive measures in a gradual and controlled manner (Press release of the Prime Minister’s Office 22 April 2020)
- Government policies to curb spread of coronavirus and protect at-risk groups to continue until 13 May (Press release of the Prime Minister’s Office 9 April 2020)
- Government extends measures related to emergency conditions until 13 May (Press release of the Prime Minister’s Office 30 March 2020)
- Government, in cooperation with the President of the Republic, declares a state of emergency in Finland over coronavirus outbreak (Press release of the Prime Minister’s Office 16 March 2020)