Child families

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Early childhood education and care providers and schools in Turku have received new instructions on respiratory tract infections and tracing coronavirus infections among children and young people. Changes have been made to practices such as applying for a coronavirus test and returning to school or daycare after a respiratory tract infection. The new instructions come into force on 21 September 2021.


You will find information relating to day-care, schools and institutes under Recommendations for schools and daycare section.


Pregnant inhabitants of Turku and their spouses are vaccinated with an appointment at Mäntymäki child welfare clinic (address Luolavuorentie 2) from Sat 21 August to Sun 22 August. On the weekend of the vaccination, you can get the first coronavirus vaccine at the child welfare clinic. In addition to pregnant persons, child welfare clinic clients who gave birth up to three months ago can also be vaccinated. Their spouses are also welcome for vaccination.


Fill in your information in the Finentry service. By using Finentry, you can quickly enter Finland at the border and be directed to free coronavirus testing in Finland if necessary. Once you have filled in your information in Finentry, you do not need to queue at the port or airport for a mandatory health examination.


With the decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southwest Finland, the maximum permitted number of participants in gatherings was increased on 15 May. In the Southwest Finland, the number rose from 6 to 10 persons.

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Turku residents over the age of 18 and those living in Turku can submit their contact details to website for a vaccination appointment. After that you will be sent vaccination appointments by text message. (Updated 29.6.)

What would you like to read?

The whole of Turku reads for the third time in October. The month-long campaign encourages reading to promote literacy. We are off to a flying start already on 28.9. with the publication of Dive into the Story, a handbook that provides tips to support literacy.