Testing for the Coronavirus in Kuopio

Updated instruction for getting tested for the Coronavirus

Check your target group and make a decision about the testing according to it.
 
Target groups are: 
1) Vaccinated persons 
2) You had a coronavirus infection before, but you have infection`s symptoms 
3) Not vaccinated person over 12 years old 
4) A child under 12 years old with coronavirus infection symptoms 
5) A person without infection`s symptoms
 

1. Vaccinated persons

 
There is no need for testing, if you have got the whole vaccination set. Exceptions are below.
 
If you got both vaccines and the second one over week ago, or you got a coronavirus infection and got one vaccine over week ago, you should get tested, if you have any coronavirus infection symptoms and you have at least one of the situations below:
 
  • you had to contact an emergency service because of strong symptoms
  • there were persons with coronavirus infection in your vicinity during 2 last weeks
  • you`ve got an alarm from Koronavilkku application or information about exposing
  • you work at social or medical services
  • you belong to the coronavirus infection Risk group because of your illness, age or overweight
 
Attention! 
 
  • If you have symptoms and got only one vaccine, look the section 3) Not vaccinated person over 12 years old
  • If you got both vaccines during 3 weeks and the second vaccine was over 6 months ago, look the section 3) Not vaccinated person over 12 years old
  • You have symptoms and got both vaccines, but you got the second vaccine less than 1 week ago, look the section 3) Not vaccinated person over 12 years old
 

2. You had a coronavirus infection before, but you have infection`s symptoms

  • No testing, if you had an infection less than 6 months ago
  • If you had an infection over 6 months ago and got one vaccine over 1 week ago, look the section 1) Vaccinated persons
  • If you had an infection over 6 months ago, got no vaccine and you have coronavirus infection symptoms, look the section 3) Not vaccinated person over 12 years old
  • If you had an infection over 6 months ago and got one vaccine less than 1 week ago, look the section 3) Not vaccinated person over 12 years old
 

3. Not vaccinated person over 12 years old

  • Get tested, if you have any coronavirus infection symptoms
 

4. A child under 12 years old with coronavirus infection symptoms

Get a child tested, if:
  • you have to contact emergency service because of strong symptoms
  • there was a person with coronavirus infection in child`s vicinity during last 2 weeks 
  • a child got an information about exposing from the infectious disease authority
  • there are over 16 years old persons in child`s family, who didn`t get both vaccines or didn`t get the whole protection because of their illnesses or high age
 
Attention! A child with the symptoms have to be away from a day care center or school until he/she gets well. If there is flu in the family, it is enough to get one family member tested at the beginning.
 

5. A person without infection`s symptoms

- Testing only by recommendation of the infectious disease authority, connected to the coronavirus infection trace