Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 24th of June 2021 — no new coro­n­avirus cases

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 region­al inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 0/100 000 cit­i­zens in 14 days. One per­son who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

In accor­dance with the deci­sion by the group of author­i­ties, Soite’s area con­tin­ues on the base­line when it comes to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic (more infor­ma­tion in yesterday’s mes­sage).No restric­tions on gath­er­ings ordered by the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency or region­al rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing gath­er­ings are in effect in the area. A wider rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks is no longer in effect in pub­lic spaces, but it is still rec­om­mend­ed that face masks are used in sit­u­a­tions where it is impos­si­ble to main­tain safe dis­tances (more infor­ma­tion: the region­al rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks). Spe­cial cau­tion should be tak­en when trav­el­ling to EU and Schen­gen areas, and trips out­side these areas should be avoid­ed. Please fol­low the instruc­tions from the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs in Fin­land and the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL.

All the region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site.


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 16 as well as 12–15-year-old ado­les­cents who belong to risk group 1 and 2.

There are a rel­a­tive good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able and more are added all the time as soon as the time of arrival of new vac­cines is con­firmed. The goal is to add appoint­ments for at least one week at a time. If you book an appoint­ment now, the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion is giv­en after 12 weeks. An effec­tive pro­tec­tion against a coro­n­avirus infec­tion is then achieved in the autumn (more infor­ma­tion on the effi­ca­cy of vac­cines on the web­site of the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL). The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions take us towards a more nor­mal life — one vac­ci­na­tion at a time! A vac­cine gives you pro­tec­tion against the seri­ous forms of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease and if you are vac­ci­nat­ed you help pro­tect others.

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 29th of June 2021 at 12 pm and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice on Tues­day at 12 pm 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 coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mondays.

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL rec­om­mends expand­ing vac­ci­na­tions to all 12–15-year-old ado­les­cents. More infor­ma­tion can be found in the press release by THL (in Finnish). The Min­istry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Gov­ern­ments make the deci­sion on the expan­sion. Prepa­ra­tions are made for this in Soite and we will inform lat­er about when vac­ci­na­tions begin for this group if such a decree should come in effect in Finland.

Changes in Soite

The valid­i­ty of the instruc­tions of vis­its to hous­ing ser­vices was extend­ed to the 15th of August 2021.

  • Relations/close people may visit but safety precautions must be followed in accordance with instructions from the unit
  • It is important to visit only if one is symptom-free.
  • A face mask should be worn when visiting as the regional recommendation on the use of face masks states that a mask should be used when going to a social or health care unit.
  • It is recommended that the unit is contacted beforehand so that the visit can be arranged safely.
  • More information is given by the units of housing services.

The updat­ed list on the changes in Soite can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

Let’s have a safe Midsummer

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group wish­es every­one a sun­ny and safe Mid­sum­mer! Let’s remem­ber the fol­low­ing, even though the region­al coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions have been eased:

Coro­n­avirus test­ing is avail­able in Soite even dur­ing Mid­sum­mer and we ask every­one who has 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!


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