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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University
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The general mask recommendation has been lifted.

Read more on the THL website (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)


On this page you will find the most important and up-to-date guidelines related to the coronavirus situation. Supplementary information can be found from the page Internal instructions related to coronavirus (requires log-in). Further instructions and relevant links are at the bottom of this page.

Facilities and safety

  • The general mask recommendation has been lifted in the Helsinki Area. Read more on the THL website (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare).

  • It is still necessary to pay close attention to health security: we exercise good hand hygiene, maintain distances and do not come to the campus if feeling ill.

  • When on campus, before you start working, wipe the surfaces with a damp wipe.
  • COVID-19 vaccines effectively prevent severe forms of the disease and curb the spread of the virus. We hope that as many members of the Aalto community as possible will protect themselves and others by taking the vaccine. For more information on vaccinations, please visit for example the City of Helsinki or City of Espoo websites.
  • Staff also have the opportunity to receive coronavirus vaccination from occupational health


Studying and teaching

  • As of 28.2.2022 teaching may be fully carried out on campus according to the previously planned timetable. Flexible teaching arrangements are nonetheless recommended, to ensure all students the opportunity to participate in teaching events. 

  • The latest information on course arrangements can always be found on the MyCourses pages for the course in question.
  • Self-study spaces are open. Students can use them by reserving a workspace via the Aalto Space app.
  • Further information on page Internal instructions related to coronavirus, requires log-in.
  • Up-to-date coronavirus guidelines for students can be found here

Events and visitors


Useful links

THL.fi: Coronavirus COVID-19 - latest updates

YHTS.fi: Current information concerning the coronavirusTerveystalo website

UM.fi: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Travel advisories (in Finnish)

UM.fi Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Info on coronavirusWHO.org: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Latest email to employees and students

Useful instructions

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Information regarding support for online teaching at opit.aalto.fi (external link)

Find instructions on how to teach online or hybrid, and how to use our digital learning platforms. Also, find general guidelines and policies concerning teaching.

Laboratoriossa käytössä oleva koeputkiteline.

Coronavirus - Information for students (external link)

Coronavirus - Information for students

Kaksi henkilöä istuu nojatuoleissa Dipolissa.

How to organise events responsibly maintaining coronavirus protocols

The event organiser must ensure the safety of participants.

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News related to coronavirus on aalto.fi

Illustration of digital pandemic tracing networks
Research & Art Published:

Digital tracing apps should incorporate social connections to mitigate disease outbreaks

Digital tracing models could benefit from a closer look at social connections between app-users.
Hengittävä nukke aerosolitutkimuksessa
Press releases Published:

Viruses in the air? Researchers study how air cleaning devices, masks, and UV light reduce risk of infection

The project is aimed at finding workable and cost-effective ways to protect offices.
University Published:

Covid-19 vaccines available again at the Otaniemi campus on 23 and 30 March

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Mies ja kannettava tietokone. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Petri Anttila
Research & Art Published:

Recent study: The COVID-19 pandemic particularly affected the well-being of entrepreneurs under 40 years of age

A quarter of the interviewed Finnish entrepreneurs is experiencing intense exhaustion.
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