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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.

Working at campuses
  • The use of a face mask is strongly recommended in Soite's area of operation. The strong recommendation of face mask use is also in effect in Talonpojankatu Campus in Kokkola, Vierimaantie Campus in Ylivieska and Campus Allegro in Pietarsaari as of 6 October 2020.
  • Remote work is suggested on all of the campuses. Remote work should be done whenever attendance is not necessary. 
  • The gathering restrictions are limited to 10 people on Talonpojankatu Campus, 20 people on Vierimaantie Campus in Ylivieska, and 20 pepople on Campus Allegro in Pietarsaari.
  • Libraries are open.
  • It is recommended that teaching will change to remote teaching as widely as possible.
  • Only the necessary teaching (exams, laboratory practices) can be done at campuses.
  • Talonpojankatu Campus restaurant is open. Lunchtime 10:30 - 12:00.
  • The restaurant in Vierimaantie Campus sells takeaway food.
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 events will be mainly organized online during the autumn term.
  • 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
  • Those incoming exchange students international degree students and others who arrive from a foreign country must stay in self-quarantine for ten days unless they have two negative Covid-19 test results. The two tests must be made within 72 hours and of which the latest test must be done in Finland.
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


Kallio occupational health services

Coronavirus and financial aid for students

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