Latest updates on the coronavirus

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and decisions issued by the public authorities and will issue necessary instructions together. In all our communications, we will adhere to the instructions provided by the public authorities and respect the privacy of individuals.

Our instructions are in line with the nationwide guidelines approved by Universities Finland (Unifi) and the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene).

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The goal is to ensure the continuity of operations and students’ ability to graduate. Coming to the campuses is allowed but the social distancing guidelines, gathering limits and the recommendation to wear a face must be observed. Do not come to the campus if you are feeling unwell. The guidelines may be revised to tighten or ease the restrictions in response to changes in the scale of the outbreak and the instructions issued by the public authorities. 

To protect the community, it is important to also observe the safety precautions during free time. If you have respiratory symptoms, get tested for Covid-19. 

Tampere University and TAMK recommend the use of the Koronavilkku contact tracing app, produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), to everyone visiting the campuses.

If you arrive in Finland follow the instructions provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Finnish Border Guard.

The goal is to deliver in-person teaching especially to first-year students and second-year students at the beginning of the new academic year. In-person classes and exams may take place on the campuses, but the persons present in the venue must wear a face mask and keep a safe distance from one another. However, classes that would bring together more than 100 people must be organised in a virtual format. Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will issue their own guidelines regarding exams. If a virtual class is a suitable option, teaching may be delivered remotely even if the prescribed maximum number of participants is not exceeded.

To minimise the risk of infection, the campus buildings will remain closed to external persons. Staff and students can access the campus premises with their key card. External persons are able to visit the campuses but must observe the safety measures. Hosts will coordinate the moving of their visitors in the campus facilities from the entrance onwards.  

Staff must adhere to the safety measures when working on our campuses. In order to safeguard the delivery of in-person teaching, staff members are recommended to work remotely when the performance of their tasks does not require their physical presence on campus.

The University Library’s facilities and services are available to the members of the Tampere Universities community. External customers are not able to access the premises, with the exception of the pick-up location for library items on the Hervanta campus. Read more about the current situation of the Tampere University Library.

Events and gatherings may take place in the premises of Tampere Universities, but they are capped at 50 people and the social distancing guidelines and safety measures must be observed. The campus facilities cannot be booked by external stakeholders, and it is not possible to organise public events on the campuses. The campus restaurants and SportUni can operate in accordance with the current guidelines and the instructions issued by the public authorities.

Goods and courier deliveries will be centrally received on the campuses. Recipients will be notified of received deliveries and further procedure will be agreed with the recipients. Mail and deliveries between campuses operate normally. All mail is sorted and delivered normally. When necessary, service units can agree specific procedures for handling mail by contacting info desk.

Posti Parcel Lockers located in the campuses are closed.

The latest updates and guidelines are published on the intranet.

Other news items related to coronavirus are listed at the bottom of the page.

Questions about the coronavirus situation: korona [at] tuni.fi 

Tampere Universities provide regular updates on the coronavirus situation by continuously updating a news piece displayed on the intranet main page (Access requires a TUNI user account)

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Teachers

Staff

Travelling

All travel must be carefully considered. All travel-related decisions will be made in accordance with the travel policy.

Contact information for staff:

  • Travel Team at Tampere University matkatiimi.tau [at] tuni.fi
  • Travel Team at TAMK matkat.tamk [at] tuni.fi  

Student mobility

Contact information:

  • Tampere University: mobility.tau [at] tuni.fi
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences: outgoing.tamk [at] tuni.fi

Events

The facilities of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will primarily remain closed. 

Visitors

The facilities of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will primarily remain closed. 

Other instructions

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare:

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