Government plan for lifting the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 from April to August 2021
In April 2021, the Government released its plan to lift the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The aim was to create a vision for citizens, businesses and communities as to how society could gradually open up as vaccinations progress and the epidemic subsides.
- laid out the principles and epidemiological preconditions for lifting the restrictions and provided a target timetable detailing the stages at which the restrictions could be lifted,
- was based on research data, modelling, forecasts and monitoring, and
- was not binding on the decision-making of the Government or the authorities.
The plan stated that a key condition for the controlled lifting of the restrictions was a stable epidemiological situation throughout the country.
The plan included a target timetable indicating when the restrictions could be lifted. The timeline spanned until the end of August.
All interested parties were invited to comment on the plan during a week-long consultation period in spring 2021. The consultation, arranged through public events and a survey published in the otakantaa.fi service, resulted in more than 2,000 comments and opinions.