(Updated 29 December 2022)
Coronavirus testing at health care services is recommended in case of symptoms of respiratory tract infection, or flu, especially for the following groups:
Information about the opening times, services and restrictions of Sports Services during the state of emergency caused by coronavirus is gathered on this page. The page is updated as more details occur.
Don’t use the sports facilities if you are ill.
Remember to ensure that safety distances are maintaned.
Maintain good hand hygiene.
Cough into your sleeve.
The public health nurse of your academy helps you with matters related to illnesses. You can visit a public health nurse without an appointment in the mornings. Please note that the opening hours vary depending on the service point and due to the coronavirus situation.
Services of the public health nurse are:
School Health Care is statutory and free of charge. It aims to promote student's health and to support their healthy growth, development and mental wellbeing in co-operation with parents, teachers and other student welfare services.
Student Health Care aims to support students in maintaining their ability to study, conducting self-care, having adequate life management skills as well as in reaching and maintaining their ability to function.
Many of Monitori’s services are also available digitally. Due to the coronavirus situation, we would like to ask our clients to please favour online services whenever possible.
You can use the links below to
Our customers and staff are of the utmost importance to us. We want you to be able to visit the library with confidence. We monitor the development of the coronavirus situation and adjust the activities according to the recommendations. Let's take care of the safety of us all together!
Central government transfers totalled EUR 339.7 million, and they amounted to EUR 13.4 million (4.4%) more than in the previous year, most of which was due to compensation for tax losses and a reduction of EUR 2 million in the recovery of tax deferrals. The instalments are not central government transfers, but they are paid in connection with central government transfers.
The recent years have been exceptional. The direct impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been smaller than expected. However, the coronavirus pandemic has increased uncertainty regarding continuous services. The governmental policy on full compensation of the effects of coronavirus has been important, and from the city's point of view, the policy should also be adhered to in the future. As the direct impacts decrease, an effort must be made to assess indirect impacts, especially with regard to education, teaching and recreation services.
Student Health Care provides health care services for students studying in upper secondary school and vocational school. The services are meant for students in lines of study which entitle student financial aid, with the following exceptions:
Information on coronavirus for sports facility users
Alfa Sports Centre is a versatile training place for clubs: The centre has facilities for martial arts, boxing, wrestling, weight lifting, table tennis and gymnastics.
Entry with a Club Wristband
When entering a training session, you will need a wristband which you can receive from your club. Ring the doorbell if you need help. The staff will not open the gate. Below you can find further information about the clubs at Alfa and the club wristbands.
Check the latest recommendations and restrictions related to coronavirus in Turku
You can get student discounts, for example, in the following locations:
Culture and event actors are committed to the following measures to ensure a safe visit for the visitors:
We require the actors who join us to have undertaken a long list of actions regarding safety, hygiene and the welfare of their customers because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among other things, we require that the actors:
Can I use a computer at Monitori Market Square?
There are about twenty computer terminals available to customers. One of these is an accessible computer terminal. Due to the coronavirus situation, only some of the customer terminals are currently in use.
Can I leave post to Kela and the City of Turku outside service hours?
Outside of our service hours, you can submit documents to be sent to Kela and the City of Turku by post to the postbox located in the green recess midway through Kauppahallinkuja.
Higher education students enjoy living in Turku. This was demonstrated by the student survey conducted in the spring of 2020, which was responded to by 3,430 students. As many as 98% of them would recommend Turku to their friends as a student city.
The abnormal spring period overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic did not dilute higher education students’ views of Turku as a great city for students. They find that Turku offers an excellent environment for studies and living. Almost all of the respondents would recommend Turku to their friends as a student city.
In addition to the shortage of raw materials, rapid inflation, rising interest rates and Russia’s war of aggression, the operating environment of the Turku economic area was strained by the coronavirus pandemic that has continued for three years already. Despite this, the financial period ended with a surplus of EUR 18.2 million. The positive revenue development was influenced by better-than-expected development of corporation tax and municipal tax revenue as well as revenue from the transfer of assets.
Affordable exercise all season long with a single load!
The affordable Student Wristband is intended for students in upper secondary education (general upper secondary schools and vocational schools) and higher education institutions. The wristband encourages the user to exercise when it best suits their schedule. The Student Wristband is valid for six months from the date of purchase, and the user can use it once a day to access a sporting facility of their choice. The right to purchase the product requires a valid student card or certificate to be presented.
The turnover data specific to the Turku sub-region produced by Statistics Finland will be available until the end of September 2022. In the Turku sub-region, turnover and personnel numbers developed positively in the third quarter of 2022 in all sectors, with the exception of maritime industry turnover. Turnover increased 12.4% from the previous year. Turnover increased by 23.6% in industry, by 12.3% in services, by 8.7% in wholesale and retail, and by 8.0% in construction. In the third quarter, the turnover of the maritime industry decreased by 15.3% from the previous year.
The unit of the Social Work for Adults provides social services for Turku residents who are over the age of 18 and who do not have minor children living in their household. Social Work for Adults supports you in stressful life situations, you hope for a change in your life or you feel that a wide range of challenges have piled up and you are not sure how you will move forward with your life.
Turku has introduced a new digital social and health care service, Omaolo. Omaolo provides you an easy assessment on what treatment you need and, based on your situation, guides you to the appropriate services of the municipality or hospital district of your choosing.
Recommendations for treatments can vary between urgent guidance to local emergency services, direct electronic contacts or appointments with a nurse, doctor or physiotherapist, or home treatment instructions, always depending on your individual answers.
Social Work for Families with Children supports you in difficult situations when you want to have a change in your life or when you feel overwhelmed by several kinds of challenges and you aren't sure how to get forward in life.
Social Work for Families with Children is done in cooperation with the family. The social workers search for suitable solutions depending on the situation of each family. They encourage the families in the change and work in cooperation with the network of the city and each family.
Your local health station is your primary provider of health care services in all cases of accidents and illness.
Who to contact about health issues?
Are you experiencing clear symptoms such as a cough or sore throat? Fill in a symptom evaluation form in the Omaolo service. If you cannot find a suitable form, take the general symptom survey.