Use of school premises by Espoo residents


All over 12 year-olds recreational activities at school and day care centre premises and residents’ parks managed by Education and Cultural Services have been suspended until 30 April 2021.

Leisure activities for 12 year olds and younger must comply with the following principles:

  • The number of participants in the group must be regulated and based on pre-registration. Facilities will only be opened for times that have already been booked. The facilities will not be open for public use.

  • All activities must observe the safety guidelines that have been issued by the authorities – and in the case of sports, those issued by the Olympic Committee – on social distancing, hand hygiene, and the use of face masks.

  • Coaches and participants over 12 years of age must wear masks, unless a health reason prevents their use. Masks must be worn at all times, not just during practice.

  • The activities should arranged in a way that avoids or considerably reduces close contact.

  • Group sizes should be scaled down to ensure that the participants are able to maintain a safe distance from others. Several groups can be active at the same time in spaces that are large enough, as long as contact between the groups is prohibited.

  • The organiser of the activity is responsible for determining the proper group sizes and ensuring that all other safety guidelines are observed.

  • The use of changing and washing rooms should be limited to essential use only.

  • People who are dropping off and picking up activity participants – parents or guardians, for example – may not enter the facilities. Exceptions can be made in some cases for children who are under school age.

More information about the coronavirus situation: 

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Time slots in school premises are applied for through the resource booking system:  

The application period for the next season 23.8.-3.12.2021 and 10.1-6.5.2022 on supervised schools is on 15 Mar – 15 Apr 2021. The applicants will be notified of the bookings that they have been assigned in May 2021. 

Applications for self-supervised schools from 16 Apr 2021 onwards.

The person who makes a booking agrees to follow the terms and conditions of the use of premises, and the event must always be attended by a responsible person who is familiar with said terms and conditions.

Use of classrooms, auditoriums, dining halls and entrance halls at schools: 

Premises are available for Espoo residents to use outside school hours, basic education afternoon activities and other activities of the City of Espoo. 

The use of premises by Espoo residents can be either supervised or self-supervised. During supervised use, a supervisor is present at the school premises. During self-supervised use, the user is able to access the school premises with their own keys and is responsible for certain duties related to supervision and cleaning. 

THE TERMS OF USE OF SUPERVISED PREMISES describe the user’s responsibilities and include concrete instructions for the use of supervised school premises. When applying for a supervised time slot through the resource booking system, the user of the premises agrees to follow the terms and conditions. 

THE TERMS OF USE OF SELF-SUPERVISED PREMISES are included in the self-supervision commitment, and they define the user’s additional responsibilities, for example in terms of cleaning and supervision. The document also contains concrete instructions for the self-supervised use of school premises. By signing the document, the user agrees to follow the terms and conditions of self-supervised use of school premises. 

Further information: 

School premises (other than sports facilities): 

Sports facilities in schools: 

Early childhood education premises: