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.
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 or call your health center.
- If your condition worsens or you need advice on treatment, call your health center on weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm. In the evenings or at weekends you can contact the emergency department of Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme number 116 117.
- A national telephone service at the number 0295 535 535 gives general information and advice on the coronavirus on weekdays 8-18 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 8-18 and on Saturdays 9-15. The service is primarily available in Finnish and, where possible, also in Swedish and English.
If you know Finnish language, please, follow also Current information on coronavirus website.
Info about vaccinations against the coronavirus for immigrants living in Hämeenlinna.
Vaccinations and appointments for Kanta-Häme region: www.koronarokotuksetkantahame.fi. Website is available in Finnish. Click your region (kunta -> Hämeenlinna), then your age or risk group (ikä / riskiryhmä) and you will be able to check how to book an appointment for vaccination.
Vaccination is optional and free of charge.
More information in Finnish here.
Use and distribution of face masks
The City of Hämeenlinna recommends to use face masks in all indoor public places as well as at public gatherings and meetings.
The City of Hämeenlinna distributes 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.
Health care centers
- Visit only if you are healthy.
- If you have symptoms, book an appointment prior to coming.
- Call your health center on weekdays 8 am – 3 pm or use the online service.
- Do a self-assessment test at www.omaolo.fi service.
- Appointments to laboratories and X-ray examinations can be made as before.
- Dental healthcare works normally.
- Health advice for immigrants
- Health clinics in Hämeenlinna
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.
Immigration info in Kastelli is closed 8.-28.3.2021 due to coronavirus pandemic.
Services for the disabled
Disabled people often belong to risk groups. In general it is recommended that the disabled receive necessary services at their homes. Read more information in Finnish here.
Maternity and child care guidance (neuvola)
Please visit your clinic only if you are healthy. Both parents can come for a visit with their child. If possible come without child´s siblings.
Family services are available normally. Contact information you can find in the link in Finnish.
School year started on 11. August 2021.
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 and Ohjaamo
Libraries in Hämeenlinna are open. More information on Vanamo-library online service (in Finnish).
Museums and events
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Skogster Museum, Sibelius Birth House Museum, and the Palander House are open.
The indoor swimming pools in Hämeenlinna and Lammi are open.
Current information of the Hämeenlinna Sport Halls – website
You can find exercise ideas how to keep in shape while staying at home, also during the exceptional, corona-time. See more here.
Kastelli-service point for residents, is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm. More information in Finnish here.
Immigration info in Kastelli is open.
Refugees’ reception info point in Kastelli is open.
Guidelines for commuters to prevent the spread of infections in public transport:
- Use face masks.
- Pay by Waltti-card or mobile app.
- Do not sit right behind the driver. Leave the first line of seats empty.
- Remember to keep the safety distance.
- If you have the flu, stay home. Do not travel by bus sick.
- Cough or sneeze into a paper towel or sleeve.
- Do not touch your face or shake hands.
- Remember about hand hygiene.
More information Coronavirus and public transport in Finnish.