25.09.2020

Soite con­tin­ues to dis­trib­ute face masks to low-income house­holds

Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services Soite will continue to distribute face masks to low-income citizens during weeks 40-41. The national recommendation is that citizens buy their own face masks. Free masks are intended for low-income citizens who cannot afford masks themselves.

We distribute primarily fabric masks, four per person. Included with the masks will be instructions for correct use and washing of the mask. The majority of the masks are reusable fabric masks that have been used by employees in Soite’s units. After use, the fabric masks have been washed industrially and then stored correctly in storage.   

The distribution of masks is confidence-based. No one who visits the distribution points needs to prove they belong to a low-income household or that they need free masks. Face masks will be handed out only for personal need and use.

Soite’s dis­tri­b­u­tion points dur­ing weeks 40–41

Masks will be distributed to low-income households at the following units in Soite:

Kokkola:

  • The office for social work for adults, iPark, Vaasantie 6C, 67100 Kokkola
    Tuesday 29th of September and Thursday 8th of October from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Koivuhaka service centre, Mäntynäädänkatu 6, 67800 Kokkola
    Monday 28th of September and Monday 5th of October from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kälviä: The health care station, Kälviäntie 24, 68300 Kälviä 
Thursday 1st of October and Thursday 8th of October from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lohtaja: Health care station, Lohtajantie 3, 68230 Lohtaja
Monday 28th of September from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ullava:  The health care station, Ullavantie 701, 68370 Ullava
Wednesday 30th of September from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.                            

Kannus:  The Kela house, the unit of social work for adults
Torikuja 3, 69100 Kannus
Tuesday 29th of September and Tuesday 6th of October from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday 1st of October and Thursday 8th of October from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Toholampi: The help desk at the municipal house (Kuntatalo), Lampintie 5, 69300
Wednesday 30th of September and Wednesday 7th of October from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Lestijärvi: The health station, Niemeläntie 3A, 69440 Lestijärvi
Monday 28th of September and Monday 5th of October from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaustinen: Family and social care centre Pajala (Perhe- ja sosiaalikeskus Pajala), Pajalantie 1, 69600 Kaustinen
Thursday 1st of October and Thursday 8th of October from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Veteli: Tunkkari health care station, Mäntöläntie 2, 69730 Tunkkari
Tuesday 29th of September and Tuesday 6th of October and Thursday 1st of October and Thursday 8th of October from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Halsua: Halsua health care station, Kauppisentie 12, 69510 Halsua
Tuesday 29th of September and Tuesday 6th of October from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Perho: The municipal house (kunnantalo), Keskustie 2, 69950 Perho
Tuesday 29th of September and Tuesday 6th of October from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Kruunupyy: The municipal house (kommungården), Säbråvägen 2, 68500 Kronoby
Thursday 1st of October and Thursday 8th of October from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Teerijärvi: The health care station, Hörbyvägen 2, 68700 Terjärv
Monday 28th of September and Monday 5th of October from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Alaveteli: The health care station, Misterhultsvägen 4, 68410 Nedervetil
Wednesday 30th of September and Wednesday 7th of October from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Please do not come to the distribution points if you are unwell, and please keep a safe distance to other visitors.

If you have a question concerning the distribution of masks, please call the secretary for social work for adults, phone 040 806 5095, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

When should I wear a face mask?

A recommendation on the use of face masks

A face mask is one method for preventing the spread of coronavirus infections. It is still of utmost importance to maintain a safety distance of 1–2 meters anytime this is possible, to wash one’s hands, to cough into one’s elbow or into a disposable handkerchief and to avoid touching your face.

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL’s instructions on face masks:

How to use facial masks correctly, video (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL)

Recommendation for the use of facial masks for citizens (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL)

Soite’s instructions for use of facial masks

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