Visiting senior centres, service houses and Helsinki hospitals from 19.4.2021Helsinki has entered a coronavirus spreading phase and the city's social and healthcare services have been forced to restrict patient and customer visits at many facilities. The restrictions are necessary to protect patients, residents and personnel from coronavirus infections.
Instructions for making indoor visits to senior centres, service houses and nursing homes
Outdoor visits are also possible
Only close relatives can visit patients in the Helsinki City Hospitals. A patient can have two visitor once a day. All visits must be agreed on with the staff in advance, latest a day before the visit.
Guidelines for visits to Helsinki hospitals
A visit can be a maximum of 30 minutes long and you can only visit if you are healthy. The visits are organised in the patient rooms.
If the weather and the condition of the patient allows, the visit can also be held outside. The recommended length of an outdoor visit is one hour and there can be u to five visitors at a time.
You must wear a surgical mask during the visit and maintain good hand hygiene. The visitors must maintain a safe distance of over two meters. E.g. hugging is not allowed.
Relatives can visit patients in terminal care for two hours. There can be up to two visitors at a time.
You can always be in contact with a relative or friend also by phone.