Instructions for citizens on coronavirus

Instructions for citizens on coronavirus

If you suspect that you have coronavirus or you have symptoms consistent with coronavirus, get yourself tested. You can make a symptom assessment using the Omaolo website. You can help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by avoiding contact with other people, working from home and washing your hands carefully.

What to do if you believe you may be infected

How to get help with your pharmacy needs during the corona virus pandemic

  • If you are experiencing symptoms similar to a common cold, do not go to the pharmacy.
  • The pan-european logo for legal online pharmacies.
  • If you are over 70 years old or in a risk group, please avoid busy times when going out for errands. Remember to maintain good hand hygiene, and keep a 1‒2-metre distance to other people. 
  • Check if you can order the medication you need from an online pharmacy and have it delivered to your house. 
    A legal Finnish online pharmacy can be identified by the pan-European logo (see below). More information on internet trade in medicines can be found on the page of the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea (
  • You can ask a family member, friend or neighbour to help you. They can pick up prescription medicines by using authorisation or your Kela Card.
  • More precise instructions how to pick up prescription medicines.

How to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

  • Follow the Government’s advice and recommendations (
  • Avoid close contact and remember to keep a two-metre distance from others. 
  • Wash your hands frequently and cough into your sleeve.
  • Keep in touch with your friends and family by telephone and online.
  • Do not visit people over 70 at home, however, you can meet your family and friends outdoors. 
  • Exercise on a daily basis. Go out for a walk and keep fit at home.
  • Do not ask grandparents to take care of sick children.
  • If you have even slight cold symptoms, stay at home. 

Where to get more information

Last updated 25.05.2020