Humak COVID-19 Updates

Covid-19 Update 3.5.2022

Humak has returned to contact teaching on campuses and the operations of Humak’s Corona Task Force have ended. Students will not have to report their illness to Humak, but we encourage you to inform those who may have been exposed. We ask you to continue to be safe and follow the recommendations of the authorities in matters related to corona safety and instructions related to hand hygiene and coughing.

In May, there have been updates in terms of recommendations on the use of face masks. See the updated instructions below.

If you have any questions about the situation, you can get more information and guidance from


How to use: Click the heading of the section you want more information about. The information recently updated in a Corona Task Force meeting will be marked with the word “NEW”. You can return to the table of contents by clicking the “return” function on your browser.

Teaching in the Spring Semester

Humak has returned to contact teaching and work. Contact teaching is organised paying extra attention to health safety as according to local recommendations.

Humak encourages you all to be responsible in your free time as well. Everyone can limit the spread of the virus with their own actions.

NEW: Information About Mask Use

The recommendation on the use of face masks has changed. From now on, the use of face masks is based on one’s own discretion. Masks are still available in classrooms.

NEW: Instructions For Being on Campus

Do keep in mind that students can’t attend contact teaching if they have symptoms, are sick, in quarantine or waiting for a test result. You cannot come on campus sick or even with mild symptoms even in the case of having received a negative test result or being fully vaccinated.

We should all pay extra attention to hygiene in regards to coughing and hand hygiene. Wash your hands, do not shake hands and cough safely away from others.

NEW: Services on Campuses

Humak’s campuses are open. Our Covid-19 guidelines must be followed on campuses (see section Instructions for Being on Campus).

The study office services are provided online or by phone.

The restaurant opening hours can be found in e.g. the Student’s Guide.

The library services: The up-to-date opening hours of all our libraries can be found in Humak Finna (link).

Our IT services provide their support via email at

NEW: International Visits and Student Exchanges

International mobility to non-EU/non-EEA countries is allowed from 1.3.2022 onwards within the current travel restrictions.

NEW: Student Union HUMAKO’s Announcement

Student union HUMAKO provides support and advice for all Humak students. HUMAKO encourages all students to join the Student Union Discord platform. You can come to Discord to discuss issues related to school and student everyday life, or just to come have a casual chat.

In addition, the tutors of HUMAKO advise students on issues related to studying and student life through

Student union HUMAKO regularly informs students about its activities through its website, Instagram and membership letter.

NEW: Student Well-Being and Health

Our Student’s Guide contains all our services in regards to student well-being and health. Humak provides, for instance, study psychologist services. More information can be found in our Student’s Guide (link).

We offer student councelling, coaching and well-being services as follows:

  • Overall patches for the Humak Cares campaign will be available in May. As of 15.5., those who have taken the course may pick up their patch at HUMAKO’s office. There are 300 patches available.
  • Additional resources have been given for student councelling
  • Student counsellor online support has been increased
  • Students and staff can download the BreakPro exercise program free of charge to their phones or computers. The download link will be published in Peppi / Tuudo this week or next week at the latest. With BreakPro, you can pause your work, get break exercise instructions and tips for better ergonomics. With the help of the application, we aim to increase the well-being of both students and staff at work.
  • Remember to take advantage of the Student Union HUMAKO’s online activities (such as Discord meetings and the yoga application). Read more on HUMAKO’s website (link takes to an external site).

Student Counselling

  • PSP Study Coach: Every student has her/his own coach who supports and mentors you professionally throughout your studies. You find your own PSP Study Coach in (on top-right corner click your name > settings > study information).
  • Study Advisor: Each Humak campus has a designated study advisor (formerly a study coach) whose key responsibilities include helping you if you encounter challenges related to, for example, your study skills, abilities, or progress in your studies. Contact information for study advisors can be found on the Student’s Guide(the list in Finnish programmes). AdEd-Students’ Study Councellor in Nurmijärvi Campus is: Jussi Hynninen.
  • Check out the degree student guidance and coaching information infographic, which clarifies the different roles at Humak. It allows you to be in touch with the right person depending on your guidance needs.

Advice on Covid-19 at Humak

You can send questions on Covid-19 to The emails are answered between 9-15  Monday to Friday. If you have an urgent matter, please contact your PDP Study Coach or Study advisor. If you have questions about how the teaching is organised, contact the teacher in charge of the specific course.

Media and official contacts:

Head of Student Services Noora Ahti, noora.ahti(at), tel. 0400 349 225

Principal/CEO Jukka Määttä, jukka.maatta(at), tel. 0400 349 249

Instructions in Case of Illness or Exposure

If you feel sick, act according to your local guidelines. Links to regional Covid-19 websites can be found listed below. If you get sick, we encourage you to personally inform the people that may have been exposed (48h before the start of symptoms) to ensure limiting the spread of the virus. The ones that have been informed can then, in part, act responsibly and stay in self-imposed quarantine if needed. You no longer have to inform Humak of your illness.

Please note that the FSHS (student health services) do not provide Covid-19 testing. You can assess your own situation on the coronavirus symptom checker on Omaolo. Based on your answers, you will receive an assessment on the likelihood of Covid-19 transmission and instructions on getting tested.

General advice and additional information can be found from the national advice channels: National Covid-19 hotline 0295 535 535 and chat service as well as regional korona service numbers and web pages.

Regional Covid-19 Information and Vaccines

Vaccination Info

Links for regional vaccine information:

Regional Corona Service Numbers and Websites