Returning from abroad - stay in quarantine for 14 days
3/30/2020 9:56 AM redaktion_toimitus
Vaasa Central Hospital wants to remind everyone that individuals returning from abroad must remain in quarantine for 14 days after returning to Finland. This means avoiding all possible close contact and staying at home. The restriction also applies to asymptomatic travellers.
Agree on your absence from work, study and day care. If you need to take care of essential things outside the home, keep at least a metre away from other people and pay special attention to hand hygiene.
If you have a hospital appointment within 14 days of your return to Finland, please contact the hospital to reschedule the time. You must not enter the hospital for 14 days after returning from abroad. Contact the hospital by telephone.
– If you start to experience any symptoms of a respiratory infection after returning from abroad, such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms, then you need to contact your local health station or out-of-office emergency number 116117, reminds Chief Physician of Infectious Diseases, Juha Salonen.
In addition to symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, coronavirus may cause muscle aches or headaches. Coronavirus is transmitted as a droplet infection, which is why it is very important to stay at home if you have arrived from abroad or have any symptoms of coronavirus. Asymptomatic travellers should also stay at home for two weeks.
For up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic and answers to your questions, visit the THL website. Vaasa Central Hospital is updating the information about its own area on this page.