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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Updated on 4 September:

Coronavirus infections and potential exposures among Tampere University students; observe the safety precautions both on and off campus

Pirkanmaa Hospital District has reported that infections and exposures to the coronavirus have been identified among students of Tampere University. Pirkanmaa Hospital District will contact the exposed persons and they will be quarantined. According to Pirkanmaa Hospital District, the transmission most likely occurred during leisure activities.

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.

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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. 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 for a period of 14 days. Read more

Teaching will be primarily delivered remotely, as in the 1st period, for the duration of the autumn semester until 31 December 2020. Students will only attend essential classes (such as laboratory classes, small group teaching sessions, or student support sessions) in person in campus locations. Lectures will primarily be delivered remotely.

Employees are recommended to continue working from home.

A face mask is recommended in situations and facilities where keeping a safe distance from others is not possible, such as in instructional settings and when teaching students in the computer labs. A face mask is required in the EXAM venues and, for example, in the laboratories and while working with healthcare students where physical distancing is not possible because of the nature of the task at hand. In these situations staff and students will be provided with face masks by Tampere University/TAMK.

The current situation of Tampere University Library: Read more

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. 

The purpose of all the measures is to minimise the number of coronavirus cases.    

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

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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

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) will not send students abroad to complete an exchange period or an internship in the autumn semester 2020. The universities will not host incoming exchange students or interns in autumn.

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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