Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 10th of June 2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Thurs­days. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est coro­n­avirus case was con­firmed on the 8th of June 2021. One per­son who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

14 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 18/100 000 cit­i­zens in the area.

Soite’s area is in the accel­er­a­tion phase of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia region­al COVID-19 group of author­i­ties has its next meet­ing on Wednes­day 16th of June 2021 in order to assess the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion and rec­om­men­da­tions. If the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion remains calm, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of eas­ing the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions and trans­fer­ring to the base­line of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic may be con­sid­ered before mid­sum­mer. All the region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site.

The Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency of West­ern and Inland Fin­land (AVI) has made a new deci­sion on the 9th of June 2021 on restric­tions regard­ing pub­lic events and gen­er­al gath­er­ings indoors and out­doors in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia hos­pi­tal dis­trict (except­ing Reisjärvi) dur­ing the peri­od 10th of June — 22nd of June 2021. Accord­ing to the deci­sion, pub­lic events and gen­er­al gath­er­ings may be orga­nized indoors with more than 10 par­tic­i­pants and in enclosed out­door spaces out­doors with more than 50 par­tic­i­pants. A pre­req­ui­site is that the guide­lines by the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion and Cul­ture and The Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare from the 31st of May 2021 (in Finnish) are fol­lowed. More infor­ma­tion in the press release by the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency (in Finnish). Soite will add instruc­tions for event orga­niz­ers in the near future on Soite’s coro­n­avirus website.

We ask all who have even just mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing. One should not move out­side the home even if one only has mild symptoms!


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 16. In oth­er words, all age groups that have a right to a vac­ci­na­tion (per­sons over the age of 16) can now get vac­ci­nat­ed in Soite’s area.

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions take us towards a more nor­mal life — one vac­ci­na­tion at a time! A vac­cine gives you pro­tec­tion against the seri­ous form of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease and if you are vac­ci­nat­ed you help pro­tect oth­ers. The Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL has updat­ed its guide­lines with regards to per­sons who have received two vac­cine dos­es; if you are ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed, it is fair­ly safe to meet oth­er peo­ple with­out a mask and with­out keep­ing safe dis­tances in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions – more infor­ma­tion in THL’s press release (in Finnish).

An appoint­ment for a vac­ci­na­tion can be booked online on the web in Soite’s Oma­hoito ser­vice.

The tele­phone book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 15th of June 2021 at 12 pm and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice on Tues­day at 12 pm Vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments are added to the elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing even at oth­er times if appoint­ments are can­celled or if the num­ber of vac­cines sud­den­ly increas­es. The Oma­hoito ser­vice is open 24/7. The days that still have appoint­ments avail­able are marked with green colour in the web calendar.

You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tions progress in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mondays.

Changes in Soite

The list on changes in Soite due to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic has been updat­ed as follows:

  • Activities are arranged with special arrangements at all activity centres until 30th of July 2021. More information on the special arrangements is given by the activity centres.
  • Transportations of clients are not merged in Soite’s area until 15th of August 2021.

Link: The updat­ed list on the changes in Soite.


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