The impact of coronavirus on education and culture
Every child has educational rights, even in a situation, where the premises of schools and educational establishments have been closed to prevent the corona virus from spreading. Health is the top priority when it comes to children, young people as well as teachers and other staff at schools. Schools organize flexible learning arrangements, and virtual learning environments are widely in use.
In line with the Government decision of 30 March, restrictions on contact teaching at different levels of education will be continued. This means that the exceptional arrangements for education will be extended until 13 May. Teaching will mainly continue in the form of distance learning and other similar ways. Responses will be updated in accordance with the decision once the Parliament has adopted the relevant decree on the application of the Emergency Powers Act.
More information on the corona virus on other websites
- Information, advice and decisions by the Government
- Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: guidelines and current information on the coronavirus situation
- Finnish National Agency for Education: Education in Finland and the coronavirus