The coronavirus epidemic is currently widespread in the Helsinki metropolitan area and there are infections in practically every district of the city. In the future, when a person in a daycare centre, school or educational institution is diagnosed with an infection, the guardians, the students of the educational institutions and the entire staff will be notified of the possible exposure by e-mail or in the Wilma system. The daycare centre group, grade level, or other personally identifiable information will not be published.Read more »
The opening ceremony of Helsinki’s Christmas season will start on Saturday 27 November at 15:00 on the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral. Helsinki’s Christmas street will be opened by the Mayor of Helsinki Juhana Vartiainen, together with the Mayor of the city of Rovaniemi Ulla-Kirsikka Vainio. This year, the Helsinki city centre will be decorated with Christmas lights for the 73rd time. The tradition started in 1949, as the merchants of Aleksanterinkatu and its immediate surroundings decorated the streets with tree needles and lights for the residents’ enjoyment.Read more »
The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group has decided to tighten the face mask recommendation in its region. With this decision, the metropolitan area will return to a broad face mask recommendation for all persons aged 12 years and older, regardless of the level of vaccination coverage. The use of face masks is recommended in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.Read more »
The new school year in Helsinki’s Finnish and Swedish-language pre-primary education, comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools start on Thursday, 11 August 2022. The autumn break takes place in week 42, from 17 to 21 October.Read more »
Helsinki celebrates the 104th anniversary of Finland by organising dozens of free-of-charge events in various parts of the city on the Independence Day and eve, 5th and 6th December. The aim of the events is to celebrate the return to urban life and to support the recovery of the culture and events sector. COVID-19 safety instructions are followed at events.Read more »
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Family coaching material used in the groups.
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A list of different ways to spend time with the family in the Helsinki region.