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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.

Members of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group


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

20.11.20 Helsinki Metropolitan Area declares active covid-19 spreading phase, introduces tighter recommendations and restrictions

13.11.20 Metropolitan area prepared for possible surge in epidemic

09.11.20 Face mask usage recommended for the staff of comprehensive schools in the Metropolitan Area

14.10.20 Metropolitan area group proposes binding mask use order, expands recommendation to workplaces

12.10.20 Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen remind cultural, sports and youth service operators of the importance of responsible operation during the coronavirus pandemic

09.10.20 The Helsinki metropolitan area – a recommendation to avoid private events of more than 20 persons and to require face masks at sports and culture events

06.10.20 Helsinki Metropolitan Area adopts new ways to curb the spread of the coronavirus

29.09.20 Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa recommend wearing masks when using municipal services

29.09.20 Mask recommendation expands to upper secondary schools in the capital city area

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