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Coronavirus

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: www.tampere.fi/covid19vaccinations


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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.

  • Call occupational health care, the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.), your own health centre or student health care
    Note! It isn't possible to make a referral for the coronavirus test on Tuesday 13.4.2021 between18 - 21 because of the updating of the patient information system.
  • Outside health services’ regular opening hours, please call the corona counselling service phone at Tampere University Hospital: 03 3116 5333 (open every day 24 hours).

Coronavirus service point of Hervanta is open Mon–Thu from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Notice! The service point is closed on Thursday 15.4.2021. The point 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.

Covid-19 instruction icons related to, for example, hand washing and sneezing.

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:

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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 restrictions are valid in the city’s services until 18 April 2021:

  • Youth facilities will remain closed. Activities are carried out in closed small groups, which require advance registration.
  • Concerning libraries, only reserved items can be picked up, items returned and computers used for a short period (15 minutes). All customers visiting libraries should wear a face mask unless there is a medical reason for not wearing a mask.
  • Open cultural adult education centres and the basic art education are closed. Classes can be arranged for those born in 2008 or later by complying with the general safety instructions and for those born in 2007–2002 if the teaching can be implemented according to the safety instructions issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture/Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
  • The Museum Centre Vapriikki, Museum Milavida, Tampere Art Museum, Moomin Museum, Sara Hildén Art Museum and Culture House Laikku are closed to the public.
  • Indoor activities are prohibited in the city's indoor sports facilities and ice rinks, with the exception of racing and top sports.
  • Group exercise for adults (over 20 years old) in indoor and outdoor sports is prohibited.
  • Rehabilitation and corresponding activities are allowed (with special card holders) in the swimming pools.
  • Indoor group activities for children and young people will be on hold until April 18, 2021. (Outdoor exercise is permitted, taking into account the safety instructions of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.)
  • In the City of Tampere’s indoor facilities, all public events are subject to a maximum limit of six people until 30 April 2021.

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.

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

Information in different languages

The short address for this page is: www.tampere.fi/coronavirus