About the corona virus

What to do if you live in Sipoo and have symptoms of the corona virus:

Symptoms of the corona virus are:

  • high fever
  • muscle ache
  • cough
  • breathing difficulties
  • fatigue

If you suspect that you might be suffering from the corona virus, contact the Sipoo Health Care Centre by telephone. In order to get tested, you need to contact the health care station first.

If you have any symptoms, always call first!
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm Sipoo Health Care Centre tel. 09 2353 6001.
All other times call the emergency aid number 116 117.

People living in the HUS area can now book an appointment for coronavirus sampling using the Coronabot. At the moment, you can only book an appointment for yourself. A feature that allows users to book an appointment also for other people, such as one’s child, will be added to the service in the future.

Suspect coronavirus? It's easy to book a test online: koronabotti.hus.fi/en

Pressrelease 9.9.2020: Self-service appointment booking for coronavirus testing for residents of Uusimaa

People living in the HUS area can now book an appointment for coronavirus sampling using the Coronabot.

The Coronabot website, which has been available since the spring, helps users determine their need for coronavirus testing. Starting in September, the Coronabot will also offer Uusimaa residents the option to book an appointment for sampling directly online. For Helsinki residents, Omaolo web service remains the designated self-service channel, to which the Coronabot also directs Helsinki residents.

After answering the Coronabot's survey involving symptoms and exposure, the user can book a suitable appointment for a test site. Customers are asked to fill in preliminary health information before booking a test.

Using the service requires online banking credentials or a mobile certificate. Booking a test for someone else, such as your child, will be possible at a later date.

New service is expected to help with overwhelmed helplines

Booking a test appointment by calling is still possible. You may call the coronavirus helpline, your health center, the Medical Helpline 116 117, or you can book via the Omaolo service. Follow your municipality's instructions. 

“Our hope is that the self-service appointment booking enabled by the Coronabot will reduce the number of calls to helplines,” states Sirpa Arvonen, head of eHealth services in HUS IT Management.

Instructions and test results via SMS

After booking a test appointment, the customer will receive a confirmation of the time and arrival instructions via text message. The test results will also be sent to the customer as a text message.

Positive test results will be visible in My Kanta. How quickly the positive results appear in My Kanta varies between different healthcare providers and municipalities. Negative test results will be able to be seen in My Kanta starting from the beginning of October.

If the test result is positive, a staff member from the municipality’s infectious diseases control unit will call the customer to ask about their coronavirus exposure for contact tracing.

The service was implemented by HUS’s Epidemiological Unit and HUS IT Management’s eHealth services.

Web address: koronabotti.hus.fi/en

 

Using a face mask

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) recommends that citizens use face masks in certain situations to protect other people. THL’s recommendation applies to those hospital districts where coronavirus infections have been detected within the last two weeks.

THL recommends wearing a mask when

  • you are in public transport where it is difficult to avoid close contacts
  • you are on your way to take a coronavirus test and are waiting for the test results and have an urgent reason to spend time outside your home
  • you are returning to Finland from a risk area and are travelling from the place of arrival, such as an airport, to quarantine and also if you have an urgent reason to spend time outside your home during quarantine.

You can also wear a face mask in other situations if maintaining safe distances is not possible. Masks can be worn as intended starting from the age of 15.

More information about wearing a face mask by THL in english.

Find important information about the corona virus in English and other foreign languages:

HSL: Together for safety: We recommend wearing a face mask on public transport

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Basic information about the corona virus by Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL) in different languages

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HUS (Helsinki University Hospital) info videos in different languages

How to talk about the corona virus to a child (languge links at the bottom of the page)

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Last modified 15.09.2020