COVID-19

When planning a holiday in Luosto:

  • Please carefully consider if your trip is absolutely necessary. Do not travel if any symptoms like this occur: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fatigue runny nose, nausea, diarrhea. Loss of the sense of smell and/or taste have also been reported as symptoms of a COVID-19 infection.
  • Make sure you follow all the rules your own region has issued. It is necessary to use face masks on all public transport and in indoor areas where safe social distancing cannot be adhered to.
  • For a couple of weeks before the beginning of your trip, try to avoid all situations where you could be exposed to the coronavirus. Situations such as these are all public gatherings where safe distancing cannot be guaranteed. For instance, bars, shopping centres and group sports and pastimes. You must also avoid these situations while you are here.
  • Only come here if you are healthy.If you become ill while you are here, even with the slightest of symptoms (e.g. sore throat, runny nose, cough, diarrhoea, changes in taste and smell), you must immediately go to the nearest coronavirus test station and remain in quarantine until you have received your test results.
  • If you meet anyone belonging to a risk group, make sure that everyone wears face masks for the entire duration of the visit.

    When on holiday still remember to protect yourself and others:

    • Wear a mask in public transport, where close contacts cannot always be avoided. Put the mask on your face well before stepping on board a public transportation vehicle.
    • Avoid crowds and maintain at least a one to two-metre distance from other people. This applies especially indoors.
    • Wash your hands with water and soap often and carefully, for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if washing your hands is not an option. Hand sanitizer is available in area's service points.
    • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
    • Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and put the tissue in the bin immediately after use. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.

    DOWNLOAD THE KORONAVILKKU-APPLICATION

    Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus. If you have a coronavirus test and are diagnosed as infected, you can use the app to share this anonymously with those you have been in close contact with. Your privacy is strongly protected.

    More information and dircetions how to download here: https://koronavilkku.fi/en/

    POSSIBLE INFECTION WHILE YOU ARE IN LUOSTO?

    If you are suspected of having corona virus or seasonal influenza infection that requires treatment while you’re in the Luosto, immediately contact healthcare provider by phone and follow the instructions you have received.

    Call +358 40 128 5295, Sodankylä Municipality Corona Counseling, open daily from 8am to 9pm. Do not spread a potential virus by visiting your health center, but wait and follow the instructions given over the phone.

    Result of the COVID19-test are obtained within a day, and while waiting the test result the patient should stay indoors, in quarantine like conditions.

    Do not spread a potential virus by visiting your health center but wait and follow the instructions given on the phone. In case you are facing a normal flu symptom, you may stay at home treatment. Please do not spread exposure to others by restricting your visits to public areas. Avoid contact with other people and crowded places.

    More information about the Current coronavirus situation in Finland: www.thl.fi