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Information on coronavirus
The general mask recommendation has been lifted.
Read more on the THL website (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)
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.
Facilities and safety
The general mask recommendation has been lifted in the Helsinki Area. Read more on the THL website (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare).
It is still necessary to pay close attention to health security: we exercise good hand hygiene, maintain distances and do not come to the campus if feeling ill.
- When on campus, before you start working, wipe the surfaces with a damp wipe.
- COVID-19 vaccines effectively prevent severe forms of the disease and curb the spread of the virus. We hope that as many members of the Aalto community as possible will protect themselves and others by taking the vaccine. For more information on vaccinations, please visit for example the City of Helsinki or City of Espoo websites.
- Staff also have the opportunity to receive coronavirus vaccination from occupational health.
- See guidelines for personnel 'Absences due to coronavirus' and 'Organisation of work' on the internal instructions page.
- Aalto personnel are required to have their Aalto ID card visible at all times.
Studying and teaching
As of 28.2.2022 teaching may be fully carried out on campus according to the previously planned timetable. Flexible teaching arrangements are nonetheless recommended, to ensure all students the opportunity to participate in teaching events.
- The latest information on course arrangements can always be found on the MyCourses pages for the course in question.
- Self-study spaces are open. Students can use them by reserving a workspace via the Aalto Space app.
- Further information on page Internal instructions related to coronavirus, requires log-in.
- Up-to-date coronavirus guidelines for students can be found here
Events and visitors
- When events are organised, taking account of health security still remains important.
- Read more about facility use and event security here.
- The events team of Lobby Services will be happy to give you further information and advice: [email protected]
- For travel, we follow the national guidelines.
- Read more instructions on travelling
Latest email to employees and students
Dear members of the Aalto community,
The authorities have announced the lifting of the national and regional restrictions on gatherings. Consequently, they will no longer be in force at Aalto University. The message below contains information on campus usage this spring.
As of 14 February 2022, we will be able to use the campus for teaching, events and visits with no specific restrictions on gatherings. It will still be necessary to pay close attention to health security, and until further notice, we continue to recommend the use of face masks in all situations where close contact with others cannot be avoided.
In Periods IV and V, starting from 28 February 2022, teaching may be fully carried out on campus according to the previously planned timetable. Flexible teaching arrangements are nonetheless recommended, to ensure all students (risk groups included) the opportunity to participate in teaching events. Further information on the teaching arrangements at the end of Period III and Periods IV and V is available on the Aalto website https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/internal-instructions-related-to-coronavirus.
Self-study spaces and the Learning Centre will resume regular opening hours. Student association spaces, for example, may also be used. More detailed instructions on the use of guild rooms online https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/internal-instructions-related-to-coronavirus.
The Finnish Government has decided in favour of lifting the recommendation on remote work at the end of February. However, as the local authorities have the power to decide on the matter, we are waiting for their decisions. When the recommendation on remote work ends, we will gradually shift to a hybrid way of working over the spring. The staff will receive further information on this when the exact date has been decided.
Events and visitors
The restrictions on the number of event participants are lifted as of 14 February 2022. Visitors may once again be received in the normal manner. However, when events are organised, taking account of health security still remains important.
The restaurants on campus will independently publish information on any restrictions on the use of their spaces and other special arrangements. Up-to-date information on campus restaurants: https://www.aalto.fi/en/campus/campus-restaurants-and-cafes.
The guidelines in force are available on the Aalto website https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus.
We hope that as many members of the Aalto community as possible will get the full series of vaccines. Further information on vaccination is available for example on the websites of Helsinki and Espoo. Staff also have the opportunity to receive coronavirus vaccination from occupational health: https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/coronavirus-vaccinations-available-also-at-terveystalo-as-a-part-of-the-occupational-health. The City of Espoo will organise vaccination days on campus in the Undergraduate Centre on 16 and 23 February, read more online https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/covid-19-vaccines-available-at-the-otaniemi-campus-on-16-and-23-february
The latest information and guidelines on the effects of coronavirus on Aalto University activities are available on the website: https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus. If you do not find answers to your questions in our published material, you can email your question to [email protected]
Crisis Management Team (CMT)
The Aalto University Crisis Management Team (CMT) is responsible for Aalto University’s instructions. The CMT is led by the president. Members of the CMT include the head of security and safety, the director of communications, and other key Aalto staff as necessary. The CMT is following the coronavirus situation, keeping in close contact with the authorities, and formulating the measures to be taken by the university. The CMT is utilising the situational assessment of the Finnish authorities and expert opinion.
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