If you suspect that you or your child have contracted the coronavirus, you can fill in a symptom questionnaire on the Omaolo service (omaolo.fi/en). You can book a test appointment or ask for advice on the Coronavirus Helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (weekdays at 7–16), or, at other times, the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117. It is not possible to use the Omaolo service on behalf of another person, which also means that you cannot book a test appointment on your child’s behalf.
Typical symptoms caused by the coronavirus include fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell and taste, diarrhoea or abdominal pain.
To prevent the infections from spreading, it is important that, if a family member of a pupil shows any symptoms, the pupil not go to school before the coronavirus test has been taken and the results are announced.
All residents of Helsinki with respiratory tract symptoms or need for a health care professional’s assessment are referred to the corona health stations in Laakso or Malmi. Other health stations will not treat anyone with respiratory tract symptoms.
Over the last few weeks, the number of infections has decreased in Helsinki. You can follow the current news on the coronavirus situation at www.hel.fi/coronavirus-en.
Instructions in other languages (pdf):
- Arabic: أخذ عينة كورونا لأسباب بسيطة