Pedestrian crosses the street in Kamppi.

Changes in some social and health care services

Changes in some social and health care services

New recommendations and restrictions have been implemented in the capital region to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The limitations do not affect most of the social and health care services. Some non-urgent services are closed or are open with limited opening hours.

Resident houses

The resident houses are closed from 30.11. This also applies to evening and weekend bookings.

Some services, e.g. digital support, are available with a booked appointment. For more information and to make bookings, call the specific resident house. Face masks are still handed out in resident houses if the service has been available before.

The community centre, Hopeala, is also closed.

Work activity 

Rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled are still provided to current clients in the Pakila work centre, Non-institutional work activities and Uusix workshops. Some of the services are provided as distance services.

New clients are not admitted to the local rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled. It is possible to start woth distance services. In addition, the already agreed programs are started.

Clients who are seeking the service will receive a phone call and have their situation is assessed.

Face to face group work training, events, trips or excursions are not organised in the work activity locations.

The pick-up point of Pakila work centre and the shops and service points of the Uusix workshops (recycling of building parts and recycling of bikes and computers) are closed. The Uusix pop-up shop in Hakaniemi market hall is open until 23.12. 

Social guidance in the Kamppi Chapel

Social guidance in the Kamppi Chapel is not available.

Disability services

The offices stay open. Visits to the housing units are allowed according to the visiting instructions given by the units. Possible limitations of the opening hours of the work and day activity units are announced later.

Health services for drug users and day centres 

The offices stay open. The number of clients is limited to ten at a time. Visitors must use a face mask. Take-away meals are provided, but the indoor meal services are closed at the moment.

Visits to senior centres, service houses, nursing homes and hospitals

Specifications on the visiting practices will be given. We will inform about the new visiting rules later.

Read more:

New restrictions and recommendations set by the
metropolitan area’s coronavirus coordination group

Are you suspecting a coronavirus infection

Photo: City of Helsinki Media bank / Roni Rekomaa