Public events cannot be held indoors and indoor swimming pools will remain closed until 21 January 2022
All indoor public events and general meetings are prohibited until 21 January 2022.
The decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland (7 January 2022) continues to prohibit public events and general meetings indoors, and the COVID-19 passport cannot be used to circumvent these restrictions. However, the restrictions do not apply to outdoor events.
On 7 January 2022, the Government's ministerial working group on COVID-19 instructed areas to implement all necessary restrictions on events and the use of indoor areas in all risk categories in the community transmission phase area, including recreational activities for children and young people. The effects of the Government's restrictions will be reported as soon as further information is received from the authorities.
Based on the decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency, some of the city's gyms will be opened, but indoor swimming pools, for example, will remain closed until 21 January 2022. Libraries will continue loaning materials in accordance with their opening conditions. The museums will also be open, but the number of customers will be limited and public guided tours cancelled. The COVID-19 passport will not be in use during this period (8–21 January 2022).
The restrictions do not apply to statutory services, early childhood education and basic education, professional sports or supervised recreational activities aimed at children born in 2003 or later.
In the customer premises of the City of Tampere service point in Frenckell, the number of customers will be limited to 25 through January on the basis of a prior decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency.
Professional sports and supervised recreational activities aimed at children born in 2003 or later are still allowed in indoor sports facilities.
The gyms of Hervanta Leisure Centre, Kaukajärvi Leisure Centre, Nääshalli and Pyynikki Indoor Swimming Pool (Nautilus Gym) are open. The gyms of other indoor swimming pools are closed.
The indoor swimming pools at Tesoma, Pyynikki and Hervanta and Tampere Swimming Centre are closed.
Professional sports and recreational activities aimed at children born in 2003 or later involving swimming will be concentrated in Tampere Swimming Centre until 21 January 2022.
Libraries are open according to normal opening conditions, and in order to guarantee the safe service of the customers, both the collection facilities and the self-service libraries are in use.
Magazine reading and the use of customer computers for essential services is only possible at safe distances.
The mobile library can be used by two customers or a family at a time.
The spring season concert series starts on 28 January 2022, details of cancelled concerts External link
The number of customers in cultural spaces (Culture House Laikku and Gallery Muuntotila) is limited to 10 per space. The number of customers in Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla is limited to 40 at a time.
The exhibition activities of the museums are open according to normal opening conditions.
The number of customers is limited to 10 persons/exhibition space.
Public and other events and guided tours of museums are cancelled.
Spring semester teaching begins mainly as distance learningon 17 January 2022. Further information (In Finnish) External link
All activities comply with the authorities' health safety guidelines. We kindly ask you to only come to our services when you are healthy, maintain good hand hygiene and being mindful of face mask and safety distance recommendations.
Bulletin has been updated:
18.1.2022 Information has been corrected on customer numbers (Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla) and teaching (Tampereen seudun työväenopisto).