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.
Growth rate of new coronavirus cases stabilised
For the past month, the number of new COVID-19 infections has risen significantly in Finland, but now the growth rate seems to have slowed down. The percentage of positive samples of all tested samples has come down at national level compared to the previous week.
Some regions have been able to shorten the delays in the tracking of infections. At national level, however, the source of infection is unclear in roughly half of the new cases.
Government agrees on national and regional recommendations to prevent spread of COVID-19 epidemic
In its talks on Thursday 15 October, the Government decided on national and regional recommendations help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The recommendations take into account the most recent assessment of the epidemiological situation. The Government will adopt a resolution on the recommendations at its plenary session next week.
Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko, Minister of Education Li Andersson, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru and were present at the press conference.
Restrictions and recommendations »
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, several restrictions and recommendations are in force in Finland.
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.
Central government management during the coronavirus situation »
Management in the central government has been strengthened.
Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic »
The EU is taking action to limit the spread of the virus.