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Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone over the age of 12 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki

Visits to the disabled housing units

We recommend that visits are organised outside if possible and following safety distances. Relatives and friends can visit the customer’s apartment or room in the housing unit. Staying in the shared spaces should be avoided. Visitors must use disposable surgical masks and they get the face masks from the housing unit. The staff in the units use surgical masks when they are in close contact with customers.

Instructions for safe visits

  • Agree the visit beforehand with the staff of the housing unit.
  • You can visit safely if you are completely healthy and do not have even minor respiratory or stomach symptoms or fever.
  • You may not visit if you are in quarantine, similar conditions to a quarantine or isolated because of a trip abroad, exposure to coronavirus or coronavirus infection.
  • We recommend that you arrange outdoor visits such as having a coffee on a terrace or going on a walk together.
  • If you still agree to visit the housing unit, you must take care of good hand hygiene already upon arrival at the unit and try to keep safety distances to other customers and staff.
  • During the visit you may only stay in the customer’s apartment or room.
  • A safety distance of 2 metres must be kept between the customer and visitor. The staff instruct on the practical arrangements in detail during the visit. These instructions must be followed.

  • Assisted housing services in accordance with the Disability Services Act is meant for persons whose disability or illness necessitates constant assistance with daily activities, assistance at different times of day and night or other extensive assistance, but who do not require institutional care.

    Assisted housing services in accordance with the Disability Services Act is available in group homes, housing groups and supported housing homes. Support and assistance are organised according to the customer’s need on a 24-hour basis or at regular intervals.

    Housing groups

    Advice and assistance with seeking placement in a housing group is available from the disability care social worker at your local disability social work unit. 

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