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The usage of the COVID-19 passport is expanding in the sports services and cultural services of City of Tampere

Published 14.12.2021 15.53

More strict restrictions imposed by the Regional State Administrative Agency, which will come into force on 13th December 2021, affect some services of City of Tampere and expand the use of the COVID-19 passport.

According to the decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland, public premises and customer premises must be arranged in such a way that the risk of infection of customers, those engaged in the activities and groups can be avoided. It seems that the decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency will be in force until the end of the year.

For the functions of the City, this means that the number of customers will be restricted in some premises or the COVID-19 passport will come into use, for instance the number of customers in the service point of Frenckell will be limited to 25 at a time. In addition to the City’s service points, among other things, the customer service point of Nysse and the COVID Certificate (i.e. the COVID-19 passport) service point operate in Frenckell.

The decision has no effect on mandatory services of the City, but the usage of the COVID-19 passport is expanding in significant parts of the culture, sports and youth services. A COVID-19 passport is not required for those under the age of 16. The use of a face mask is recommended for those over the age of 12 also in public premises.

In the public events of the City of Tampere, the presentation of a COVID-19 passport is required. The new restrictions apply widely to various customer premises and public premises, such as sports facilities, libraries, museums and theatres, in which a COVID-19 passport is also required.

The presentation of the COVID-19 passport will be required in sports facilities, such as swimming pools

A COVID-19 passport will be required from all persons over 16 years of age who arrive at swimming pools during public access hours, gyms and guided fitness groups. Be prepared also to prove your identity.

Indoor sports: People responsible for arranging guided fitness groups must take care that all participants over 16 years of age present a COVID-19 passport.

Swimming pools: People responsible for arranging guided fitness groups must take care that all participants over 16 years of age present a COVID-19 passport. If the guided swimming group is arranged during the normal opening hours of the swimming pool, the people arriving to the group must also present a COVID-19 passport. The COVID-19 passport will be presented at checkpoint or at the cash desk.

How the restrictions impact culture and leisure services

In the public events, the presentation of a COVID-19 passport is required at arrival until the end of the year.

Museums: A COVID-19 passport will be required for entry into the Vapriikki and Milavida museums, Sara Hildén Art Museum and Tampere Art Museum and Moomin Museum from all persons over 16 years of age.

Cultural centres: In Culture House Laikku, Children's Culture Center Rulla, Haihara Art Centre and at cultural events at Hiedanranta, a COVID-19 passport will be required for people aged 16 and over.

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra: Entry into concerts by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra is subject to Tampere Hall guidelines. Entry to Tampere Hall requires a COVID-19 passport for all those aged 16 or over.

Libraries: When using the lending or collection services of Tampere City Library, there is no need to present a COVID-19 passport. For public events on these premises, all persons over the age of 16 must present a COVID-19 passport on entry.

Adult Education Centre: For public events of Adult Education Centre, all persons over the age of 16 must present a COVID-19 passport on entry.

Come to the public events or hobbies only if you are healthy, keep a physical distance from other people, use hand disinfectant and wash your hands. Remember also to use a face mask in public premises.

The EU COVID-19 certificate downloadable at Kanta serves as the COVID-19 passport. The certificate is issued when both vaccinations have been taken, when you have had coronavirus or when the result of a recent coronavirus test is negative.

The COVID-19 passport can be downloaded on your phone or printed on paper in advance from Omakanta. The COVID-19 passport can also be obtained from the service point of Frenckell or a health centre.

These policies don’t apply to educational institutions, early childhood education, professional sports, or private or family life.