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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.

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

Soite (Central Ostrobothnia)

Kallio (Northern Ostrobothnia)


Working at campuses
  • The use of a face mask is strongly recommended in all campuses.
  • The strong remote work recommendation will continue until the winter break weeks.
  • Campuses are kept open, and both teachers and students can work on campus if necessary.
  • One can only come to campus symptomless.
  • Libraries are open.
  • Teaching is held remotely until the winter holiday weeks. Contact teaching and small groups can be organized when necessary, taking into account regional assembly restrictions and other safety guidelines.

  • The restaurant on Talonpojankatu campus will open on 17 January. Continuation will be decided on the basis of the first week.
Work trips, events and visits
  • The director of each income area issues a travel permit.
  • The restrictions and quarantine guidelines for the destination country are taken into account in the itinerary.
  • Only necessary trips can be organized.
  • Travelling between campuses is allowed.
  • Visitors are welcome in accordance to local assembly restrictions.
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.
  • Finland will reinstate internal border controls from 28 December 2021, after which arrivals will be required a certificate of full vaccination or a certificate of less than 48 hours old negative test results. For more information on travel restrictions: https://raja.fi/korona-info
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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