Current information on coronavirus
The City of Hämeenlinna has decided to boost preparedness, follows the situation actively and makes new decisions on the coronavirus situation. The decisions are based on current knowledge and national policy guidelines.
This page consists of information available on www.hameenlinna.fi/koronavirus and is translated into English.
What to do if you suspect that you have contracted coronavirus
- If you have mild symptoms, stay home and prevent others from getting infected.
- Do self-assessment Omaolo test to check if you might have contracted the coronavirus.
- If your condition worsens or you need advice on treatment, call your health center on weekdays from 8 to 15. In the evenings or at weekends you can contact the emergency department of Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme.
- A national telephone service at the number 0295 535 535 gives general information and advice on the coronavirus on weekdays 8-21 and Saturdays 9-15.
- Additionally, a chat service has been opened and it offers general information on the corona-situation. The chat is open on weekdays 8- 21 and on Saturdays 9-15. The service is primarily available in Finnish and, where possible, also in Swedish and English
The city of Hämeenlinna has started the distribution of face masks at the city’s service points. The masks are only available at the city’s service points, that is, you cannot get them at health centers.
The masks are reusable cloth masks and the package consists of 4 such masks and instruction on how to use them. You can get masks free of charge if you do not have enough money to buy them yourself. No one will, however, ask you to prove your income when you come to get a mask at the city service point.
If the city runs out of cloth face masks, disposable face masks will be distributed (10 pcs per resident).
Dental healthcare – urgent appointments are made, non-urgent appointments will resume during the summer time. Please, cancel your appointment if you have symptoms of the flue or corona virus.
Services for the elderly
The City Services work daily.
Information and guidance is available on the phone on weekdays, 9-15.
Visits at care homes for the elderly are allowed, please read the guidelines here.
Telephone helpline of the Hämeenlinna Social Services, tel. 03 621 3303, is open from Monday to Friday 9-16. You can also always notify of your need for assistance electronically.
Kanta-Häme social emergency helpline tel. 03 6217100 24/7.
Services for the disabled if only possible services are organized at homes.
Maternity and child care services are open both parents can come for the visit. Please remember to come healthy.
Services for the children, the youth and families are open and ready to help.
Education and welfare
Basic schools started on 11 August 2020. Hygiene guidelines are strictly followed in schools. Schools will also inform families about current issues through the Wilma service.
Child with the flu symptoms should stay at home. If a child feels ill during the day, he or she will stay in a separate room for the rest of the day, until parents take him or her home.
Children will eat in their own groups if possible and all hygiene measures will be taken into consideration.
Own toys cannot be brought to kindergartens.
Services for the Youth
Current activities for the youth can be found on the services for the youth website.
Libraries are open normally. See more information on the opening times of libraries in Hämeenlinna on the website.
Museums and events
Hämeenlinna City Museums – website.
Hämeenlinna Art Museum – website.
Kortteli2 exhibition – website.
Verkatehdas – website.
Cultural centre for children and youth ARX
The center is open from 1.8.2020. Summer activities for children organize by the ARX culture center can be found on the website, here.
Current information of the Hämeenlinna Sport Halls – website.
City archives and Kastelli-residents’ service point are open.
Current information and how the situation with coronavirus affects the public transportation in Hämeenlinna region can be found on the public transportation website. Read also more in myintegration news here (11.8.2020) and here (14.8.2020).