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COVID-19 vaccinations

What are the orders and schedules of vaccinating different population groups? Where and when will vaccinations be carried out? We are compiling information about the vaccines in stages as the shipments of vaccines and the vaccination schedules are determined:

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Go to a test even in case of the slightest symptoms

Symptoms of a coronavirus may include, for example, cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or loss of sense of smell and taste.

Even though you would have only minor symptoms, stay at home and book an appointment for a Coronavirus test, because even a person with slight symptoms can spread the disease.

If you have symptoms, do not go to work or school, do not go to your free time activities or do not meet friends or relatives. Do not go directly to a health centre or emergency service but always contact the health services first.

Option 1: Fill in the evaluation form of symptoms online

You can assess your need for treatment by filling in the symptom assessment form in the Omaolo service at Omaolo. The service is available in English and also in Finnish and Swedish:

Option 2: Call health services

On the phone you will be provided with instructions for seeking treatment.

Coronavirus service point of Hervanta offers coronavirus information and testing especially to those residents of Hervanta who have difficulties in booking an appointment for a coronavirus test through Omaolo or by phone. The service point carries out coronavirus tests without appointment and provides coronavirus instructions in various languages. The service point It is located in the same building as the Hervanta health centre, at Insinöörinkatu 38. The entrance to the service point can be found at the rear of the health centre building. Customers should wait for their turn outside. The service point is open Mon–Thu from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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For general information on the coronavirus, please contact the national telephone advice line: 0295 535 535, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can find up-to-date information on the National Institute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) website:

Current restrictions and recommendations in Tampere

City of Tampere’s services follow the instructions of Tampere Region’s regional COVID-19 steering group. The following recommendations and restrictions are valid in the city’s services until 8 Fabruary 2021:

  • The activity of under 20-year-olds’ hobby groups of up to 10 people is allowed in the city’s indoor sports facilities and the indoor facilities of schools, day cares and libraries. Otherwise, the city’s indoor sports facilities and gyms remain closed for the time being.
  • Indoor swimming pools are open limitedly, i.e. for under 20-year-olds’ hobby groups, school groups, senior citizens of over 65, users of the special swimming card and pensioners.
  • The break from adult team sports, contact sports and martial arts will continue until the regional COVID-19 steering group recommends otherwise.
  • Libraries are open for customers to borrow items normally from the shelves, but reading and newspaper reading rooms as well as study and leisure areas remain closed. Customers should wear a face mask unless there is a medical reason for not wearing a mask.
  • Cultural venues and museums are open. (Milavida will open in February.)
  • Youth spaces are closed for the time being.
  • In the city's indoor facilities, all public events are subject to a maximum limit of 10 people.
  • The teaching in adult education centres and folk high schools is transferred to remote teaching or suspended until the regional COVID-19 steering group recommends otherwise. Basic education in arts for under 20-year-olds can be carried out in groups of under 10 people.

The staff of the City of Tampere wear face masks in all their workplaces in the city, including day care centres, primary schools, secondary schools and office work. Instead of face masks, the employees of day care centres and schools can use face shields. Social and health care services are provided to customers primarily as local services. Basic education and secondary education continue in Tampere as contact teaching.

Unnecessary travel is avoided, especially to the regions in the spreading phase, currently, for example, the Helsinki region.

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