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 or Saturdays from 8 am to 12 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 8-21 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.
If you know Finnish language, please, follow also Current information on coronavirus website.
Vaccination against coronavirus among the residents of Hämeenlinna has started and all people over 80 years of age can be vaccinated beginning from 2.2.2021.
Vaccinations are planned in line with the national order of coronavirus vaccinations issued by the Finnish Institute for health and welfare (THL).
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.
If you have symptoms of the flu, please do not visit the health center without an appointment. Please do self-assessment test at www.omaolo.fi service or call your health center on weekdays at 8 am -3 pm or Saturdays 8-12 am.
You can always contact your health center in case of any illness. You can call your health center on weekdays 8 am – 3 pm or use the online service.
On Saturdays at 8-12 am you can also call your health center in coronavirus matters and book a corona test if needed.
Medical prescriptions can be renewed online.
Appointments to laboratories and X-ray examinations can be made as before.
Dental healthcare works normally. 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.
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.
Family services are available normally. Contact information you can find in the link in Finnish.
Hygiene guidelines are strictly followed in schools. Schools will also inform families about current issues through the Wilma service.
Personnel of schools and students of the upper comprehensive schools (yläkoulu) wear face masks. In Kanta-Häme, it is recommended that also sixth graders in elementary schools wear face masks at school as of January 18, 2021.
Schools do not accept new people for work try-outs and visits are canceled. Therapists and other personnel visiting a school wear face masks.
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.
The services of the main library in Hämeenlinna as well as other libraries in the area are limited 2.12.2020-28.2.2021. More information on Vanamo-library online service.
Museums and events
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Skogster museum, Palander house museum and Sibelius birth house museum are closed 2.12.2020-15.3.2021.
Swimming pools and indoor sport halls are closed from 2.12.
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.
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.
To get more detailed information, see the whole article in Finnish here.