COVID-19

Information on COVID-19 (Corona virus) 

 

Situation in Kainuu (23.7.2021)

- Epidemic in Kainuu region is rapidly accelerating. Kainuu region in acceleration phase of epidemic.

  • Incidence 73,6 (confirmed cases per 100 000 inhabitants) 
  • Positive cases 2,3 % of all tests

Corona infection is now spreading especially among the younger population (under 30 yrs). The risk of exposition is high in gatherings, public events and parties. Keep safety distance and wear a face mask if close contacts cannot be avoided! 

Infection tracing and covid testing in Kainuu is somewhat delayed due to amount of growing incidents.

Instructions and restrictions are:

No restrictions concerning number of attendants in public meetings or events. 

  • Travelling in Finland is recommended with safety measures (keeping distance or face masks, obtaining good hand hygiene)
  • Travelling across the Finnish border is not recommended at all. Entering or leaving the country is allowed for Finnish citizens at all times, though. COVID testing at the borders have been taken place.

 Recommendation for use of masks, when close contacts cannot be avoided.

Situation in Finland (Update information provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)

Further detailed information on travelling / crossing Finnish border (Border Guard Finland)

Information COVID19 Certificate. The EU COVID-19 certificate contains three different certificates: A certificate for being vaccinated against COVID-19, a certificate of a negative test result and a certificate of having recovered from COVID-19.

Covid quarantine and isolation

COVID19 vaccinations

The appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine is open  

The COVID19 vaccine protects against the corona disease. By taking the vaccine you protect yourself and other people against the virus. Vaccine is free of charge.

Vaccinations are only by appointment, please call 044 709 37 88, service also in English.

Vaccinations in Kainuu region are delivered in local health centers or at the central hospital in Kajaani.

Covid19 vaccination is given in two doses. When you get the first vaccine, an appointment for the second dose will be booked 12 weeks after the first one. More information in english and other languages.

Vaccines in Kainuu region are given

  • to all residents from 16 years of age.
  • also to teenagers of age 12 - 15 if having specified risk of serious Covid19 disease.

New vaccines for adults (18+) are mRNA-based products by Pfizer-Biontech or Moderna. For under 18 years of age the vaccine product is Pfizer-Biontech's Comirnaty.

If you have questions concerning corona disease or vaccinations, please send e-mail korona@kainuu.fi

 

COVID-19 Certificate

The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available in My Kanta Pages as from 22 June 2021. The certificate replaces the previous national COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

The test certificate and the certificate of recovery will be available in My Kanta Pages in mid-July.

Certificate consists of three different certificates:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate,
  • a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result,
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

The certificate can be used, for example, during border crossings in the EU countries. Before travelling, the passenger must find out which kind of certificate the destination country requires.

Travelling should be carefully concidered due to pandemic. If you decide to travel, always check before travelling the current corona virus and entry restrictions from the authorities of the country of your destination. All persons returning from abroad must take note of the quarantine instructions provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.More information available.

Also check the guidelines for border traffic during pandemic.

Further information

Translation of organising Covid19 vaccinations in Kainuu is available also in arabian, kurdi, persian, russian

General Information on COVID Vaccination

How to get a covid vaccination! Presentation translated in several languages (arabian, kurdi, somalian, russian)

https://youtu.be/jvDaBynd6dE

 

Ask for vaccinations! - webinar recorded (translated in  english, russian, estonian, sorani, arabian, somalian)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVpfzFDc4BUC93pBuDxpjFoEd2dSLh8D4

https://thl.fi/fi/web/infektiotaudit-ja-rokotukset/rokotteet-a-o/koronavirusrokotteet-eli-covid-19-rokotteet-ohjeita-ammattilaisille/materiaaleja-rokottamisen-avuksi

Vaccinations and corona virus Finnish | Swedish | English Russian| Estonian| French| Somali | Spanish | Turkish| Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Sorani| Albania | Thai | Vietnamese | Slovakian

 

Materials in different languages

 

 

How to - Ba­sic CO­VID-in­for­ma­tion in Kai­nuu

Kainuu Social and Health Care Joint Authority (Kainuun sote) is responsible for all health services in Kainuu Region. If you need ur­gent me­di­cal ca­re, please call our

  • Me­di­cal Help­li­ne tel: 116 117 or +358 8 6156 600 (land­li­ne). In an ur­gent or li­fe th­rea­te­ning emer­gen­cy, call the emer­gen­cy num­ber 112 ins­tead.

 

Get tes­ted in Kai­nuu

1. Wear a face mask

2. Call +358 40 165 0020 to book a test ap­point­ment (this number is only for booking COVID test; not a medical help line)

- if you can't connect you can also try to call 116 117

Test re­sult is in­for­med by text mes­sa­ge (SMS) - plea­se check your mo­bi­le num­ber when boo­king the test! Tes­ting is free of char­ge (in ar­ri­val test or acu­te ill­ness). 

3. Go to accommodation and stay!

- After the test go back to your accommodation, nowhere else. Wear a face mask!

- Wait until you get the result

 

Instructions for tested persons:

NB! Test result is informed by text message (SMS) - please check your mobile number when booking the test!

Testing is free of charge (in arrival test or acute illness) 

- If you need more information and material on COVID-19 please check our material page

 

 

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Summary of latest official instructions (Kainuu Social and Health Care Joint Authority)

6.7.2021

The epidemic is in basic level in Kainuu region, except in city of Kajaani acceleration phase. Incidence 50 / 100 000 inhabitants/14 days). 

Instructions and restrictions are:

No restrictions concerning number of attendants in public meetings or events. 

Use face masks (from 12 years of age), when close contacts cannot be avoided.Strong recommendation to keep only small private gatherings. 

  • Travelling in Finland is recommended with safety measures (keeping distance or face masks, obtaining good hand hygiene)
  • Travelling across the Finnish border is not recommended. Entering or leaving the country is allowed for Finnish citizens at all times, though. COVID testing at the borders have been taken place.

Check latest travelling instructions with your service provider and your country of destination.

The Finnish Border Guard does not grant advance permits for entry to Finland. In external border traffic and where internal border control has been reinstated, the decision to allow entry is always made during border checks. The employee seeking to enter Finland must present a clarification form at the border check.

Finnish citizens and their family members will continue to have the right to enter and leave the country.

See further information from Border Guard

Help us to decline the COVID-19 epidemic!