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Current Covid-19 update

(Updated on the 22nd of June 2021)



Centria University of Applied Sciences aims to return to campuses for the autumn semester if the coronavirus situation and health security in the area allow it. Teaching and other operations on campus will be organized as safely as possible. The objective is that full-time students could return to campuses and classrooms at the beginning of the autumn semester in August.

The programme of the orientation week (week 34) for new students is designed on the assumption that we can return to campuses. The international students are provided with the opportunity to study in a hybrid model during, at least, the autumn semester.

We try to offer more opportunities to join teaching online for continuing students that wish to attend lectures online. The teaching is planned group-specifically.

Centria welcomes the exchange students if the authorities and prevailing pandemic situation allow it. In all operations, valid instructions and safety recommendations will be taken into consideration in August. We are prepared to teach remotely or in a hybrid model in case, the pandemic situation requires it.


Follow the official instructions

Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL)

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Latest Updates

When you arrive in Finland from other countries, please visit THL's page for further information on what you should know and what you should do when coming to Finland: Travel and coronavirus pandemic

Health care officials

Soite's coronavirus site (Kokkola)
Kallio peruspalvelukuntayhtymä (Ylivieska)
Vaasa hospital district (Pietarsaari)


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.


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 a safe distance.
  • It is strongly suggested to use a facemask when you visit the campus.
  • 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.
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