When should you go to a coronavirus test?
If you have even just mild symptoms that fit the coronavirus, stay at home and contact us electronically or by phone! Do not come to Soite’s unit without contacting us first.
Unvaccinated persons should go to a coronavirus test without delay even if they only have very mild symptoms that fit the coronavirus. Those who have received two doses of the vaccine are tested if the symptoms are severe, if the person has been significantly exposed to the virus or if the person works in the health and social care sector. Soite follows the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) national guidelines (in Finnish) for coronavirus testing. However, coronavirus testing will still be available for anyone with symptoms indicative of the coronavirus disease or who are suspected of having a coronavirus infection.
Children no longer have to be tested because of a mild cold. Tests are recommended for people under 12 years of age if they have symptoms and it has been confirmed that they have been exposed to coronavirus infection, and if there are people in the family over 16 years of age who do not have full vaccine protection. A child may also be referred to a coronavirus test based on a doctor’s assessment.
You can contact us electronically by using the coronavirus symptom checker in the Omaolo service. If your symptoms require it, your contact information can be conveyed to Soite or you can book a time yourself to the drive-in testing site via the Omaolo service. The link for making a booking is offered after the symptom check-up has been filled in, if your symptoms require a coronavirus test.
Advice on home care (in Finnish)
Advice for children who belong to an at-risk group when it comes to COVID-19 (in Finnish and partly in Swedish).