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Helsinki area removes mask requirement.Here are some places where it is still recommended to wear a mask | Finland Today | English News

Last week, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL decided to abolish the national recommendation to wear face masks in public to delay the spread of the coronavirus and protect itself from the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the Greater Helsinki Coronavirus Coordinating Group decided to follow suit.

Later on the same day, the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL also decided to stop the need for face masks while traveling by subway, bus, or regular train. “We would like to thank our customers and personnel for fulfilling our common responsibilities over the last two corona years,” HSL said in a statement.

The individual recommendations for using masks at schools, universities and other learning institutions in the area have also ended.

According to the Greater Helsinki Coronavirus Coordination Group, the following places are still recommended to wear masks:

  • If you are transitioning to coronavirus testing or treatment due to suspected infection
  • If you have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection and have to move around in public
  • Knowing that you have been exposed to the coronavirus (for example, if your family has tested positive), you have to move around in public
  • If you visit social and health services as a client, patient, or visitor, or if you are an employee of these services, in accordance with the guidelines of the relevant authorities.
  • If you are a member of a group that is considered at high risk of being infected with the coronavirus and is visiting public places even if you are fully vaccinated.

The THL, HSL, and Coronavirus Regulatory Groups emphasize that face masks can be used in any situation at their own discretion.

“The coronavirus epidemic is showing signs of waning in the metropolitan area,” the Coronavirus Coordinating Group in the Greater Helsinki area said in a statement. “Still, the incidence remains high.”

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