Current information about use of face masks and coronavirus home tests for schools

At its meeting of 21.2.2022 the Regional Coronavirus Coordination Group of North Savo announced that the use of masks for under 12-year-olds will be abandoned in our region. In accordance with the instructions of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare the use of masks is still recommended for persons aged 12 years and older. The City of Kuopio, however, offers masks to all pupils - at least until the ski holiday.
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Most of the students at Pyörö Upper Comprehensive School will switch to distance learning from Monday 18 January onwards

The corona virus situation at Pyörö School has deteriorated. New exposures have been investigated over the weekend and the Infectious Disease Authorities have been identifying the infection chains. In accordance with the order of the Infectious Diseases Authority, students studying in the building of Pyörö Upper Comprehensive School will switch to distance education from Monday, January 18, 2021 onwards. The decision to switch to exceptional teaching arrangements does not apply to students in preparatory education, students with extended compulsory education or students with special needs decision.
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The beginning of a new season in early childhood education in Kuopio

In early childhood education we continue to avoid unnecessary close contact and implement good hygiene. Despite the limitations, it is important to ensure that the child receives quality care and the proximity, safety and interaction of the adult they need, in the same way as before.
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Day care and preschool education services will continue

Day care and preschool education services will continue to operate in Kuopio. Also, the preschools located in school buildings continue their work. This ensures access to daycare for those children whose parents work in critical sectors of society and enables the parents to go to work. However, the Finnish Government recommends that children are cared for and kept at home, if possible. The City of Kuopio has decided that the daycare customer fee will not be charged between March 23 and April 13, 2020, if notified in advance.
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Customer fees for Early childhood education Apr 14 – May 13, 2020

The City of Kuopio has decided that the daycare fee will not be charged between April 14 and May 13, 2020, if notified in advance and if the child is absent during the whole time. The notification has to be made latest on Wednesday, April 8 by email or by phone to the daycare center manager or to the supervisor of family daycare.
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