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Coronavirus information at the University of Vaasa

This page is updated with current information about the coronavirus situation and guidelines at the University of Vaasa. The content of the page was last checked 7th July 13.30 p.m. 

We have a mail address for inquiries and questions concerning the Covid-19: corona.info@uwasa.fi

Please note, that the mails are read and answered Mon-Fri 8 am to 4 pm.

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Latest updates on the coronavirus situation at the University

General safety instructions – protect your health and the health of others

By following the coronavirus protection guidelines, we act in solidarity and at the same time take care of our own and each other's health safety. You can only come to the campus if you are in good health and follow the safety and hygiene instructions.

The University continues to recommend the use of protective face masks at your own discretion and in situations where several people are present in facilities and avoiding close contacts is difficult.

Teaching

On-campus teaching has been increased in spring 2022. Mass lectures have also been possible to arrange from 1 March onwards.

Coronavirus instructions for students

More information for students is available from the student pages. Students are also advised to actively follow the University's main page, their student mail, Moodle, Lukkarikone and WebOodi.

International students can come to Vaasa if possible within the existing travelling restrictions. International internships continue within the limits set by the authorities.

Library services

For further information, please visit www.tritonia.fi.

Campus restaurants

For further information, please visit Campus restaurants

Events

Events can be organised on campus according to the following principles:

  • Following the decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland, there are no restrictions on assembly for public events held indoors at the university.
  • People can meet inside the university premises provided that health security is considered.
  • Please, do not come to the campus if you are ill.

Personnel

The University of Vaasa moves to flexible multi-location working. In multi-location working, members of staff work 1–5 days a week on campus. The supervisor and employee discuss the alternatives and agree on the forms of work and working on campus.

More detailed instructions for personnel are available from the intranet (requires identification).

General information about the virus situation

The most updated information related to the Covid-19 situation in Finland can be found from Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL). Finnish Government recommendations are also available. Information about the virus is also available at World Health Organisation (WHO).

Crisis management team

The University of Vaasa crisis management team is led by the rector and consists of rector, vice rector, security manager, finance director, HR director, legal director and vice-director of communications and marketing. The team follows the Covid-19 situation actively and keeps close contacts with other universities and the authorities. The teams decisions follow authorities' assessments.

For information, please contact:
Rector Jari Kuusisto
tel. +358 29 449 8291