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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University.
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On this page you will find the most important and up-to-date guidelines related to the coronavirus situation. Supplementary information can be found from the page Internal instructions related to coronavirus (requires log-in). Further instructions and relevant links are at the bottom of this page.

Students, faculty and staff may get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, 20 October between 10 and 15 at the Undergraduate Centre, Y115.


Facilities and safety

  • According to the latest recommendation of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), face masks may now be used at the user’s own discretion. To ensure health security, we recommend that face masks should in particular be used in spaces and situations where a lot of people are present or where close contact cannot be avoided, or if you have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. Any common rules and best practices on the use of face masks will be discussed in more detail, if necessary, as we more extensively transition to hybrid work.

  • Remember to maintain good hand hygiene, avoid close contacts and not to come to campus if you are ill.  
  • We hope that as many members of the Aalto community as possible will protect themselves and others by taking the vaccine. Covid-19 vaccines effectively prevent severe forms of the disease and curb the spread of the virus.


  • We have begun the transition to hybrid working. Read more.
  • Book a workspace in advance through the Aalto Space app
  • Aalto personnel are required to have their Aalto ID card visible at all times. 

Studying and teaching

  • Teaching this autumn is planned to be implemented in a hybrid form. 
  • Until the end of Period I, teaching will continue according to the existing timetable plans. 
  • In Period II, teaching will follow the planned timetable and spaces can be used to full capacity. More detailed information on teaching in Period II will be published in the next few days. 
  • A lot of spaces that are suitable for self-study are available on campus. Self-study spaces for different purposes can be found and booked on the Aalto Space app. Students’ access rights will be restored as of 1 October. Further information on Into.
  • Face masks may be used at the user’s own discretion. We recommend that face masks should in particular be used in spaces and situations where a lot of people are present or where close contact cannot be avoided, or if you have not been vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • The use of teaching space must be arranged so that participants in the teaching session can effectively avoid having close contact with the other participants.
  • Foot traffic congestion should be avoided.
  • Up-to-date coronavirus guidelines for students can be found here

Events and visitors


Useful links

THL.fi: Coronavirus COVID-19 - latest updates

YHTS.fi: Current information concerning the coronavirusTerveystalo website

UM.fi: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Travel advisories (in Finnish)

UM.fi Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Info on coronavirusWHO.org: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Useful instructions

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Information regarding support for online teaching at opit.aalto.fi (external link)

Information regarding support for online teaching at opit.aalto.fi

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Coronavirus - Information for students (external link)

Coronavirus - Information for students

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How to organise events responsibly maintaining coronavirus protocols

The Aalto University campus is available for events. The event organiser must ensure the safety of participants.

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News related to coronavirus on aalto.fi

University Published:

Covid-19 vaccines available at the Otaniemi campus on 20 October from 10 to 15

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Cooperation Published:

Helsinki Brain & Mind utilises digitalisation and develops AI-based brain imaging analysis

In the coming years, the network in neuroscience research will focus its efforts on the development of digital solutions and innovations. The network’s new project, with a budget of over €880,000, has received substantial EU funding for the term 2021–2023.
Niina Nurmi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
Appointments Published:

Niina Nurmi is tackling Zoom fatigue and hybrid work in her research

The new assistant professor of management is especially interested in the future of work and the management of virtual work, employee engagement and well-being.
Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
Research & Art Published:

Helsinki GSE Situation Room study: Coronavirus pandemic particularly challenging for higher education students - number of appointments to mental health services is on the rise

Appointments to mental health services have been steadily increasing among both higher education students and other representatives of the same age group since autumn 2020.
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