Rec­om­men­da­tions for the Christ­mas period

It is for exam­ple rec­om­mend­ed that rel­a­tives are vis­it­ed only if nec­es­sary. If one plans to vis­it oth­er than the clos­est per­sons dur­ing the Christ­mas peri­od, and espe­cial­ly if one vis­its elder­ly per­sons or per­sons who oth­er­wise belong to an at-risk group, the safe­ty of the meet­ing can be improved in many ways. 

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 the per­son­nel gives carefully. 

One can reduce the risk of get­ting infect­ed one­self by avoid­ing social con­tacts before the holidays. 

It is of utmost impor­tance to remem­ber the same prin­ci­ples dur­ing the hol­i­days as oth­er­wise dur­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The most impor­tant thing is to prac­tice good hand and cough­ing hygiene and to try to main­tain social dis­tanc­ing. One can also use face masks.

Test­ing dur­ing the Christ­mas period

It is also impor­tant to seek out test­ing even dur­ing the hol­i­days if one has even mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus and oth­er­wise to stay at home if one has symptoms.

It is pos­si­ble to come for a coro­n­avirus test even dur­ing Christ­mas. The coro­n­avirus helpline 06 828 7499 is open on week­day hol­i­days dur­ing week­end open­ing hours, i.e. is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (24 — 27.12, 31.12, 1.1.2021 and 6.1.2021). It is impor­tant to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out delay even if one only has mild symptoms!


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