Rec­om­men­da­tions for Christ­mas and New Year’s Celebrations

Soite hopes that Christ­mas is cel­e­brat­ed as safe­ly as pos­si­ble with regards to the coronavirus.

  • Please make sure your vaccination protection is in order.
  • The recommendation is that Christmas is celebrated in as small groups as possible and preferably at home with the closest persons.
  • One should meet with friends and relatives preferably vaccinated and only if one is healthy.
  • If you visit a close person who lives in a nursing home or a unit for supported housing and belongs to an at-risk group, it is important to follow the instructions from the unit carefully.
  • If one has symptoms one should stay at home and, if needed, seek out coronavirus testing.
  • It is of utmost importance to remember the same principles during the holidays as otherwise during the coronavirus epidemic. It is important to practice good hand and coughing hygiene and to use face masks in accordance with recommendations.

We rec­om­mend using coro­n­avirus home tests before meet­ing friends and rel­a­tives. Anti­gen home tests are a good addi­tion to coro­n­avirus test­ing if they are per­formed cor­rect­ly. A pos­i­tive test result in a home test must be con­firmed through a coro­n­avirus test in the health care ser­vices. More infor­ma­tion on coro­n­avirus home tests can be found on the Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL’s web­site.

Please read about and fol­low the region­al coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions and reg­u­la­tions. Soite’s area is still clas­si­fied as an area with com­mu­ni­ty trans­mis­sion.All the region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:  

Soite awaits more spe­cif­ic instruc­tions from the Finnish Gov­ern­ment on keep­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic in check and if need­ed, we will spec­i­fy the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions in accor­dance with the instruc­tions. We rec­om­mend active­ly fol­low­ing Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

Please also acquaint your­self with THL’s rec­om­men­da­tions for Christ­mas and New Year’s Cel­e­bra­tions:

To Coro­n­avirus Test­ing Even Dur­ing Christmas

It is impor­tant to seek out test­ing even dur­ing the hol­i­days if one has even just mild symp­toms of the com­mon cold and to oth­er­wise stay at home if one has symptoms.

Soite’s coro­n­avirus test­ing is open every day even dur­ing Christ­mas and the New Year. Book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing online or by phone.

  • Online via the Omaolo service at
  • The coronavirus helpline: phone 06 828 7499. Open every day at 8 am - 4 pm.

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