The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has updated its recommendation on the use of face masks. The updated recommendation also applies to higher educations institutions during the epidemic’s so-called acceleration phase. 

According to Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki is already in the acceleration phase of the epidemic. For this reason, Arcada recommends that starting from Friday 25.9, students, staff, guests and visitors use face masks in all situations where it is possible when visiting campus. By using a mask and only removing it in situations where it is necessary and safe, we can continue our activities on campus. 

The most important safety measure is still that everyone who visits campus maintains safe distances and remembers good hand hygiene, but the correct use of face masks reduces the risk of spreading the infection. 

Read more about the updated recommendation and how to use a face mask correctly.