Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on the 25th of May 2021 — 6 new cases
Soite’s coronavirus task group gathers mainly on Thursdays, but because of the worsened coronavirus situation, the group has gathered three times a week. The preparedness is in accordance with plan.
The current situation of infection
Six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area. Over 75% of the infections that have been reported lately have been confirmed in people who are already in quarantine, but infections are still also being confirmed among people who are not in quarantine. Circa 830 people are currently in quarantine in Soite’s area.
There is still a risk that new extensive exposure situations can occur. The list of all possible places of exposure can be found at: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/
Three COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnian Central Hospital.
The same corona guidelines for infection prevention also apply regarding virus mutations:
- reduce the number of close contact to a minimum - i.e. avoid all unnecessary social gatherings!
- be sure to use a protective mask – mask use is recommended for everyone older than 12 years!
- maintain a safety distance of 2 meters
- maintain good hand hygiene
- follow regional recommendations and regulations
We urge everyone who has even mild symptoms indicative of coronavirus to quickly seek out coronavirus testing. You should not go outside your home even if you have only mild symptoms!
If you have symptoms, stay at home and book an appointment for coronavirus testing immediately!
Remember to seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if you have only mild symptoms. You can book an appointment for coronavirus testing through the Omaolo service online or through Soite’s Coronavirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / children’s hospital phone 06 826 4444. Link: How to book an appointment for a coronavirus test
The coronavirus test result will be sent automatically to your mobile phone as a text message if you have agreed to this. You can also check your result in the Omakanta service. You have to stay in quarantine at home until you receive the test result.
Vaccination certificates available at the My Kanta Pages
Finland’s digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available in the My Kanta pages as of May 26th. Soite’s coronavirus vaccination data can be viewed in the My Kanta pages after the client has received their 2nd vaccine dose. Finland’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate will contain information of the COVID-19 vaccinations received by the certificate holder. The Finnish certificate can be used only when crossing the border to an EU Member State that accepts it as proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Each EU Member State can decide for itself whether a national vaccination certificate entitles the holder to cross their border. Therefore, the Finnish certificate does not mean that its holder can travel freely everywhere in the EU.
As a rule, people should avoid travelling, as the epidemic situation is bad in several countries. Before travelling, people should always check the COVID-19 situation in their destination and, before returning home, they should check the situation in Finland and take care to follow the latest recommendations.
You can use the Finnish vaccination certificate until the EU COVID-19 certificate becomes available.
Additional information in THL’s message.