Coronavirus – information and links to talents in Turku region

Currently Finland is in state of emergency. The coronavirus outbreak in Finland affects our everyday life in many ways. From this page you can find links to helpful information published in English. The page will be updated continuously.

Please follow recommendations issued by the Finnish government, health and welfare institute and your local authorities carefully.

City of Turku – Lates infromation and advice

The City of Turku has gathered information regarding the Coronavirus. If you suspect that you have caught the Coronavirus infection or have other questions on your mind, please find contact information from the City of Turku website: http://www.turku.fi/en/news/2020-03-03_coronavirus-information-and-advice

Coronavirus situation in Finland and
guidelines

Finnish institute for health and welfafe (THL) gathers on their webpage a wide range of information on for example:

  • Coronavirus situation in Finland, Europe and outside Europe
  • International risk assessment
  • Guidelines for tourists
  • THL guidelines for health care
  • Instructions for workplaces
  • Quarantine and isolation: forms
  • Instructions for citizens
  • Communication materials on the prevention of coronavirus

https://thl.fi/…/what-s…/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates

More reliable information on Health Services in Finland:
https://www.infofinland.fi/en/living-in-finland/health/health-services-in-finland

Finnish Government

The Government website contains information produced by the ministries on the effects of the coronavirus on different administrative sectors as well as topical material on the coronavirus from all ministries:
https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus

Press release 16 March 2020: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/…/hallitus-totesi-suomen-olevan-p…

Q&A about travelling and coronavirus

Ministry for foreign affairs of Finland offers a Q&A about travelling and coronavirus:

ttps://um.fi/…/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamises…

Effects on Kela’s benefits

Kela’s (Kansaneläkelaitos – The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) page contains information about the effects of the corona virus (COVID-19) on Kela’s benefits, the processing of applications and the services. The page will be updated as the situation evolves:

https://www.kela.fi/web/en/corona

Finnish Immigration Service

Finnish Immigration Service encourages people to use the online service, post or email to send supporting documents. Read more:

https://migri.fi/…/ajankohtaista-koronatilanteesta-voit-hoi…

Information if you are laid off or looking for a new job

Coronavirus brings uncertainties also to the labor market. Turku Business Region is full of international talents who can help companies get back on their feet and out in to the world after the situation starts getting normal.

What to do if you are laid off as a result of the coronavirus info on TE Services webpage:

http://www.te-palvelut.fi/te/en/information/use_te_services/news/2020-03-17-02/index.html

Jobs in Finland -portal aims to aggregate job openings that don’t require Finnish skills, serving employers in Finland and job seekers in Finland and abroad:

https://jobs.workinfinland.fi/

Talent Explorer funding can be used to hire an expert in order to obtain new information and expertise to help your company make progress in a new international market:

https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/services/funding/explorer/talent-explorer/

Processing of ordinary visa and residence permit applications

Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland, in line with the rest of the Schengen countries, has suspended the reception of normal visa applications in Finland’s missions with immediate effect from 19 March until further notice. Read more from Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland webpage:

https://um.fi/current-affairs/-/asset_publisher/gc654PySnjTX/content/suomi-keskeytt-c3-a4-c3-a4-tavanomaisen-viisumi-ja-oleskelulupahakemusten-vastaanoton-ja-k-c3-a4sittelyn

Corona and worker mobility

Finland still needs a lot of talent, but the current situation has brought up many questions related worker mobility. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has gathered answers to the most common questions:

https://tem.fi/en/questions-and-aswers-corona-and-worker-mobility

Information for companies and entrepreneurs

Coronavirus brings uncertainty especially to entrepreneurs and smaller companies. What should be done in the workplace? Do I have the right to lower employee’s salaries? How about taxation and financing? Where can I get financial support? Underneath you can find links to help you find answers to these and many more questions:

Frequently asked questions and answers:

Financial support:

Latest news

Yle, lates news: https://yle.fi/…/coronavirus_latest_241_cases_conf…/11249610

InfoFinland provides up to date information on their social media channels:https://www.facebook.com/infofinland.fi/