Restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic
The purpose of the restrictions and recommendations is to ensure that Finland emerges from the COVID-19 crisis with as little damage as possible. The measures aim to protect the lives and health of all people, especially the most vulnerable. The decisions to impose restrictions take into account their impact on the epidemiological situation, the economy and people’s wellbeing.
Although we have started to lift some restrictions, it is still very important to comply with the restrictions still in force in order to curb the epidemic. It is possible that restrictions will need to be reinstated or tightened again in certain regions if the development of the epidemic so requires.
COVID-19 prevention in Finland to focus on regional restrictions and recommendations
The number of COVID-19 cases in Finland continues to fall, and many people have already received their first dose of the vaccine.
The situation is now stable and developing favourably, and as a result, the nationwide tiers of COVID-19 prevention measures have been discontinued. Going forward, COVID-19 prevention in Finland will focus on regional restrictions and recommendations.
Where can I find information on the restrictions and recommendations in place in a certain region?
The extent of the restrictions in place will depend on the severity of the COVID-19 situation in the region. The competent authorities in each region will decide on the recommendations and restrictions in force in line with the legislation on communicable diseases
You can find information on the restrictions in your area on the website of your hospital district or municipality.
Government plan for lifting the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19
The Government has published a plan to lift the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, along with a target timetable. In order to be able to lift the restrictions, it is very important for everyone to act responsibly and follow the existing restrictions and recommendations.