Epidemic situation in Northern Ostrobothnia


The corona epidemic in Northern Ostrobothnia is at a baseline phase.

Confirmed coronavirus cases:


Coronavirus cases confirmed during the previous day


New infections in the previous 14 days


Incidence in the previous 14 days / 100,000 inhabitants


The number of patients in Oulu University Hospital OYS


Total number of confirmed cases/infections

Recommendations and restrictions in force in Northern Ostrobothnia until 9.5.2021

Recommendations to public authorities

Public events

  •  The number of participants in both indoor and outdoor events shall be limited to 10 persons by the decision of Regional State Administrative Agencies.

Public spaces

  • Such public spaces where possibility to covid-19 infection is high and which are managed by municipalities, shall be closed. Right to the necessary services for the residents may be secured.
  • Youth centers and cultural premises such as museums and libraries may be opened.

Recommendation to residents, entrepreneurs and actors organising teaching

Mask recommendations (for over 12-year olds)

  • Always in public transport and other public means of transport, e.g. taxis.
  • Persons going to a coronavirus test on their way to the test and before the test result
    is confirmed, if there is a compelling reason to move outside their home.
  • Tourists and travellers, who have arrived in Finland from a risk area, when they proceed from
    the point of entry to self-quarantine, or if they have a compelling reason to move outside the
    home during self-quarantine.
  • For healthcare personnel in all patient work. The recommendation applies also to patients,
    family and relatives, students and visitors.
  • Always in public indoor spaces and public events, including schools and educational institutions
    from middle school on.
  • The premises of private entrepreneurs (shops, banks, etc.)
  • Upper secondary education institutions (including general upper secondary schools, “lukio” in
    Finnish) and universities
  • In places of work indoor spaces, where the use of a mask is possible.

Private events

  • No private functions for over 10 persons shall be arranged. 

Recreational group activities

  • All recreational group activities for over 18-year-olds shall be stopped. Where possible,
    recreational activities may continue remotely.
  • Recreational group activities for under 18-year-olds may continue with discretion, if it is possible to conform the guidelines given by  the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) 

The elderly and risk groups

  • Public and private service providers shall increase protective measures in their operations
    and activities, to ensure protection of high risk groups from coronavirus infection.
  • Careful consideration should be given to visits to the elderly and at-risk groups. It is recommended to use a mask and good hand hygiene when visiting.

Arrangement of education

  • General upper secondary schools, vocational education institutions, liberal adult education
    institutions may continue in classroom study.
  • Universities of applied sciences and universities will switch to distance learning. The recommendation applies to both public and private actors.

Recommendation for remote working

  • Remote working is recommended to all employees to the widest possible extent.

Remote meeting practices

  • Remote meeting practices are recommended both in places of work and in leisure activity
    meetings as comprehensively as possible.

Restaurants, bars ans licensed premises

  • In compliance with the Government guidelinescultu
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