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Instructions regarding the Coronavirus epidemic

The preparedness group of Centria UAS determined current instructions regarding the coronavirus situation. These instructions are valid for now and they will be updated if the situation changes. The personnel and students of Centria UAS are requested to follow Centria’s website for possible updates. The preparedness group of Centria UAS has a meeting every Monday from now on.

Please follow these pages to see the current Coronavirus situation and instructions in the Centria region:

Soite (Central Ostrobothnia)

Kallio (Northern Ostrobothnia)

Jakobstad

Working at campuses
  • The use of a face mask is strongly recommended in all campuses.
  • Remote work is suggested on all of the campuses.
  • Libraries are open.
 Teaching
  • Teaching arrangements during the autumn semester, read more here
 Restaurants
  • The Campus restaurants are open.
Work trips, events and visits
  • Regarding the government’s recommendations, unnecessary travelling should be avoided.
  • Every work trip will be decided case-by-case.
  • Travelling between campuses is allowed.
  • If an employee travels abroad as a private person, he/she might have to stay at home in quarantine which is not compensated by the employer.
  • The visitors are welcome but international guests are received case-by-case.
Exchange students and international degree students and others who arrive from a foreign country
  • Check on THL (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare) website under what conditions passengers can enter Finland.
  • Finentry: a digital service that makes it easier to travel to Finland and manage the coronavirus testing that may be required for entry. 
Other things to pay attention to
  • Everyone can slow down the spread of coronavirus with their own actions.
  • Visit the campus only when you are completely symptomless.
  • Take good care of the hand hygiene and coughing etiquette and make sure to keep the safe distance.
  • You can freely use a face mask but it is not obligatory to use it. In case of contact education, the teacher provides the masks.
  • Contact the public health service by phone if you have flu symptoms (cold, fever, muscle soreness or shortness of breath): Kokkola, tel. 06 828 7499, Ylivieska, tel. 08 419 5140, Pietarsaari, tel. 06 786 1333.
  • If an employee or a student, or his/her family member, close friend or relative has any symptoms that resemble the symptoms of Covid-19, it is recommended that the person doesn’t come to the campuses until he/she has made a coronavirus test and it is proven that he/she doesn’t have coronavirus infection.
  • The personnel can use extended self-announcements of absence (7 days with supervisor’s permission).
  • We recommend that students and personnel follow the public announcements of the officials as well as to check your Centria email also outside of working hours.
Instructions in Covid-19 exposures, quarantine and after being tested

Quarantine instructions for exposed:

  • Quarantine means staying at home. The purpose is to avoid possible further transmissions in case the person in quarantine is infected.
  • The person placed in quarantine must stay at home, but the family can otherwise live as usual.
  • Staying at home means that social contacts and travelling is restricted.
  • The person’s family members are not placed in quarantine because the quarantined person has been in close contact with someone who has contracted the virus, but their family and friends have not. The situation changes if the exposed person gets infected.

 

Self-isolation of the infected:

  • The patient who is in a good shape can be taken care of at home, if a doctor, after estimating the patient’s basic illnesses and general condition, considers it is safe.
  • All contacts outside home must be avoided. The patient must be accessible at all times. During the home treatments, the patient must follow the instructions of the doctor or the infection rejection unit.

 

After Coronavirus test:

  • The patient must stay at home quarantine until the results are published.
  • Other family members can live as usual.
  • Staying at home means that social contacts and travelling is restricted. Avoid contacts that last over 15 minutes.
  • Going outside is allowed as long as you avoid contact with others.
  • Family members are not placed in quarantine.

Decisions by the government

Instructions of the Finnish institute of health and welfare

Transmission and protection – coronavirus

Työplus

Kallio occupational health services

Coronavirus and financial aid for students

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