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Visiting senior centres, service houses and Helsinki hospitals from 18.6.2021

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

  • Visitors can meet residents indoors. The visit must always be agreed upon in advance, latest the day before the visit.
  • The number of visitors and lengths of visits are not restricted. There can be more than one visit a day.
  • Before the meeting, visitors are met by nurses, who will provide them with instructions on the proper protection.
  • All visitors are provided with face masks, which they must wear for the entire duration of the visit.
  • Visitors must observe good hand hygiene.
  • You may only come for a visit when you are well.
  • Care must also be taken to maintain a safe distance. 


    Outdoor visits are also possible

  • We recommend holding visits primarily outdoors, the weather and the resident's condition permitting.
  • You must also agree an outdoor visit at least one day before the visit.
  • The number of visitors and lengths of visits are not restricted. There can be more than one visit a day.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask outside, keep a safe distance and take care of good hand hygiene.


    Guidelines for visits to Helsinki hospitals

    Friends and relatives can visit patients in the Helsinki City Hospitals. Patients may have two visitors at a time. There can be two visits a day.All visits must be agreed on with the staff in advance, latest a day before the visit.

    A visit can last up to one hour 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 length of an outdoor visit, the number of visitors, and the number of visits are not restricted.

    You must wear a surgical mask during the visit and maintain good hand hygiene. The visitors must maintain a safe distance. 

    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.


  • 17.09.2021 14:06