It is a fact that we will have to live with coronavirus for some time still. What’s more important is knowing the best ways to prevent infections. By protecting yourself from infection you also protect your family and friends.
Even if you do not personally belong to a coronavirus risk group, it is important to consider those who could fall seriously ill due to the disease.
You may have a friend with cancer, an elderly grandparent, or a little sister with bad asthma.
There are over one million people in the coronavirus risk group in Finland, which means that we encounter them every day: at home, at school, at the store, at the library or at a restaurant.
Since people with coronavirus can be infectious days before symptoms begin, any one of us can unknowingly spread the virus. Each one of us is responsible for protecting those at risk.
Party virtually, outdoors or in small groups
Admittedly, remote parties for new students don’t sound the most exciting, but you can still have fun during coronavirus. Be inventive and show a good example by organising parties remotely. Share your experiences of successful digital events with others.
Favour meeting outdoors instead of indoors, even if the weather is not optimal. And keep it small. The fewer people, the smaller the risk of spreading infections.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) collects information on the spread of coronavirus. Infections have spread at family gatherings, team sports events and practice, evening and night life, workplaces, and student parties.
And after being infected, people often spread the virus to their family.
Checklist for everyday life with coronavirus
Our materials are freely available
The hygiene, safe distance and mask instructions prepared by THL are available in our material bank to download and print freely.
They can also be used as inspiration in your organisation’s communications.
Director of the Health Security department and alumnus of the University of Helsinki