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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Coronavirus cases have been identified among exchange students who have arrived in Tampere Universities. Due to the situation, Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have contacted all international exchange students by email on Wednesday 20 January. Most exchange students have also been contacted by phone. Read more: Coronavirus cases among exchange students at Tampere Universities

Tampere Universities emphasize the importance of following all safety precautions relating to the pandemic both on campus and during free time.

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Staff and students continue to work and study remotely at Tampere Universities. In addition, stricter guidelines have been issued to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Staff and students may only come to the campuses to work or study if it is absolutely necessary. Both Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have issued more detailed instructions for the delivery of teaching. Tampere University and TAMK advise all campus users to always wear a face mask when on campus. It is important to remember that coming to the campus is not allowed if you are feeling unwell. The previously issued safety guidelines must continue to be observed in all campus premises.

The goal is to ensure the continuity of operations and students’ ability to graduate. All the members of the Tampere Universities community have a responsibility to minimise social contacts, keep a safe distance from others, wear a face mask and adhere to the other recommendations and guidelines. The purpose of all the measures is to minimise the number of coronavirus cases.    

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.

To minimise the risk of infection, the campus buildings will remain closed to external persons. Staff and students will be able to access the premises with their key card. As outlined by Tampere Universities, you should only come to campus to work or study if it is absolutely necessary. Tampere University and TAMK instruct wearing a face mask at all times when on campus. Do not come to the campus if you are showing any symptoms of an illness.

If you arrive in Finland from a country that has not been green-lighted by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Tampere Universities strongly recommend you remain in a self-imposed quarantine.

Throughout the 2021 spring semester, teaching will continue to be delivered primarily remotely as in the 2020 autumn semester.

Employees are strongly recommended to continue working from home.

Read more about the current situation of Tampere University Library.

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

Library

Students

Teachers

Researchers

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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