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 14th October 9.15 a.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.

When visiting, studying or working indoors at the university, the use of a face mask is required.

Teaching

Welcome back to campus! The University of Vaasa will return to contact teaching at the beginning of the autumn semester, with health safety as a guideline and in accordance with official restrictions. Small group teaching is implemented on campus and teaching arrangements are planned to be as safe as possible.

Students can now use all teaching spaces in the Tervahovi and Fabriikki buildings for individual study between 8:00 and 18:00, at times when they are not booked for teaching or other events.

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:

  • The event organiser is responsible for practices concerning health safety. People should only come to the event if healthy and use a face mask.
  • Indoors, there are no restrictions on the use of rooms for less than 100 people. For more than 100 people, a maximum of 75% of the capacity is recommended.
  • Outdoors, events are organised following the current recommendations and regulations of the authorities.

Personnel

In autumn, the university will expand the work of its staff in the so-called to the hybrid model, which means on campus and remote work depending on the job tasks. The staff will return to work on campus from October onwards, working at least 2-3 days a week on campus, depending on the nature of the work. Members of the same team can all work on campus at the same time.

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 and legal director. 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