Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group
The Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, and the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland established a regional Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group on 10 September 2020. In line with a regional operating model devised by Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the group aims to strengthen the formation of a common situational assessment and to coordinate and prepare local and regional measures.
The group consists of top management from each member organisation and is responsible for the preparation and coordination of decision-making based on a shared assessment of the situation. Each member makes decisions independently, within its own sphere of authority. The group further intensifies the close metropolitan area collaboration that has continued throughout the coronavirus crisis. The City of Helsinki is responsible for organising the group’s operations.
The group usually convenes on Tuesdays. Briefings on new decisions are held after the meeting or the next day.
11.01.2022 The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group has outlined the continuation of supervised recreational activities for children and young people, remote working and the recommended use of face masks
26.10.2021 The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends extra caution for unvaccinated people over the age of 12 and proposes to continue and extend the use of the COVID-19 passport
15.04.2021 The metropolitan area’s coronavirus coordination group implements the principle of children and youth first in lifting restrictions and will first open up outdoor activities for residents aged 20 and younger
23.02.2021 The Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group recommends that a decision be made to implement temporary section 58(d) of the Communicable Diseases Act immediately and temporary section 58(g) as soon possible