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Guidelines and recommendations regarding coronavirus in Rovaniemi 

Rovaniemi is at the baseline level of the epidemic. This bulletin includes the recommendations and guidelines issued by the Lapland Hospital District and the City of Rovaniemi. The page has been updated on 12.4.2021.

Corona guidelines.


  • Travelling to areas where the coronavirus is in its spreading phase should be avoided.
  • Citizens of Finland always have the right to return to Finland, and everyone has the right to leave the country. The Government recommends avoiding unnecessary travel to countries other than those for which the restrictions on entry have been lifted.
  • Tournaments and other events outside the health care district borders are not recommended to take place until 24 April. This applies to sports events for individual and team sports for all ages indoors and outdoors. However, the policy does not apply to national team activities or competition events at the Finnish Championship and 1 division level.
  • It is recommended for children's leisure activities instructors to wear a mask. Parents following the practises have to keep safety distances.

Events, gatherings and meetings

  • Gatherings with more than 20 persons are not allowed in Lapland. This restriction stands until 11 May.
  • City of Rovaniemi also recommends it’s citizens to avoid private gatherings with more than 20 persons.

Remote working

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health recommend working remotely to the extent possible in both the public and private sectors. This recommendation will remain in force throughout the country until further notice and will be reviewed by 30 June 2021.

Face mask recommendations

  • Citizens who are 12 years old or more should use face masks in public transport and in public places where it is impossible to maintain a safe distance to other people. This recommendation applies to shops, shopping centres, libraries, office buildings, theatres, museums and restaurants, among others. 
  • The mask recommendation also applies to universities, upper secondary schools and vocational educational institutions. The strong recommendation applies to both staff and students. 
  • The City of Rovaniemi provides free face masks to those with limited means. Students with limited means can obtain face masks from their educational institution.
  • When meeting friends and relatives, those at risk and their guests are recommended to wear a face mask when safety distances cannot be maintained.

Corona testing

If you have symptoms, get tested for COVID-19 and then stay home.To get tested, you can visit the Mehiläinen Drive in -testing or Terveystalo. No booking is needed. COVID-19 test is free of charge.

Mehiläinen drive in -testing at Sairaalakatu 1

  • Mon-Fri at 7.30am–2.30pm and Sat–Sun at 8.30am–11.30am
  • You can arrive by car or bike or simply walk to get there

Terveystalo testing point at Koskikatu 27

  • Mon-Tues at 7.20am–2pm, Wed-Fri at 7.20–1pm and Sat 9–11.30am. 
  • You can enter testing point straight from the yard, the door is located near the Repolainen play room
  • Please do not spend time in the shopping centre before or after getting tested.

Corona testing of children

  • If the child is under school age and has mild symptoms, you can monitor them at home for a couple of days without testing. The child's symptoms are mild if the child is lively and has the energy to play even if they are sneezing and have a cough and fever. However, a symptomatic child cannot go to early childhood education and care. If the symptoms disappear completely during monitoring, the child does not have to get tested and can return to early childhood education and care after least one asymptomatic day. If the symptoms continue, it is better to find out if they are caused by a corona infection. Children can return to early childhood education and care when their corona test is negative and their symptoms start easing.
  • School-age children are ill more rarely than smaller children so they are more likely to have a corona infection. A coronavirus test is always justified if a school-age child or young person has symptoms that fit coronavirus.
  • If the child has hay fever, occasional sneezes, or if their nose starts to run when they go outside but the symptoms stop indoors, the child can go to school or early childhood education and care as long as their general health is otherwise normal and there are no symptoms of infection
  • To test your child, you can visit the Mehiläinen drive-in testing at Sairaalankatu 1, Mon-Fri at 7.30am–2.30pm and Sat–Sun at 8.30am–11.30am OR Terveystalo in the Revontuli shopping centre (Koskikatu 27, access from outside near the Repolainen play room), Mon-Fri at 7.20–13. No booking is needed.

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