Quarantines in schools and early childhood education

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Updated 14 April 2021 9:38.

Person who has been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus is placed in quarantine

A healthy person who has been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus is placed in quarantine. The purpose of quarantine is to prevent the spread of infections in case the person in quarantine falls ill. The quarantine period is 14 days from exposure.

Espoo’s Infectious Disease Unit will inform guardians through Wilma. The children who have been exposed and their parents will receive a Wilma message from the school. The message contains instructions and the end date of the home quarantine. Those exposed will receive an official quarantine decision by post.  

Other guardians and staff are informed through Wilma that there has been an exposure situation at school. The exact location or time of exposure will not be disclosed to protect the privacy of the children and adults. 

Instructions for persons placed in quarantine at home
New (22 January 2021) decision by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) concerning the length of quarantine

The information is updated every Wednesday, parents and staff are informed first

As of 20 November 2020, the City of Espoo will publish coronavirus exposure figures for early childhood education and schools once a week (Read more). The information will be updated every Wednesday. 

The information will only be published on the website after the guardians of the exposed children, the exposed staff members, other staff members and the guardians of other children have been informed and the exposure chains have been traced.

We will not publish the names of day care centres and small schools to protect the privacy of those concerned. We will publish the number of people exposed to the coronavirus.

The day care centres and schools of the City of Espoo have around 63 000 pupils, students and staff members.

Below you can find a list of quarantines due to exposures in schools and day care centres. We do not publish the names of day care centres and small schools to protect the privacy of those concerned.

In the “confirmed cases” column, we report the number of people who have contracted the coronavirus disease and have been on the premises of a school or an early childhood education unit during their infectious period. In the “in quarantine” column, we report the number of people who have been exposed to the virus.

Updated 14 April 2021

Please note! This list does not depict the situation in real time, as the list is updated with a delay. The figures may be updated later as the tracing progresses

school/day care centre confirmed cases in quarantine
Hansakallion koulu 1 39
Jupperin koulu 1 37
Karamalmens skola 1 21
Kilon koulu 3 59
Kirstin koulu 1 under 20
Meritorin koulu 1 under 20
Rastaalan koulu 1 under 20
Ruusutorpan koulu 1 59
Soukan koulu 1 24
Tiistilän koulu 1 under 20
Viherlaakson koulu 1 under 20
day care centre 1 25
day care centre 1 under 20
day care centre 1 under 20
day care centre 1 under 20
day care centre 1 23

Updated 7 April 2021

Please note! This list does not depict the situation in real time, as the list is updated with a delay. The figures may be updated later as the tracing progresses.

school/day care centre confirmed cases in quarantine
Juvanpuiston koulu 1 under 20
Kantokasken koulu 1 46
Karamzinin koulu 1 under 20
Kilon koulu 3 70
Kirkkojärven koulu 2 33
Kirstin koulu 7 99
Lintulaakson koulu 1 22
Mainingin koulu 1 23
Mankkaanpuron koulu 1 33
Matinlahden koulu 5 135
Niipperin koulu 1 under 20
Raastalan koulu 1 51
Soukan koulu 1 under 20
Taavinkylän koulu 1 under 20
Tiistilän koulu 5 105
Toppelundin koulu 1 23
Viherlaakson koulu 1 under 20
day care centre 1 22
day care centre 1 22
day care centre 1 under 20
day care centre 1 under 20
day care centre 2 26

Exceptional teaching arrangements

A temporary decision can be made to switch to exceptional teaching arrangements. In such a situation, one or more school classes or grades will temporarily study from home.

With regard to basic education, the decision on switching to exceptional teaching arrangements is made by the Director of Education and Cultural Services in cooperation with the infectious disease authority.With regard to upper secondary schools, the decision is made, depending on the situation, by the principal, the Executive Superintendent of Upper Secondary and Adult Education or the Director of Swedish Education and Cultural Services in cooperation with the infectious disease authority.

Incremental transition to remote teaching during the week following Easter in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (30.3.2021)

Distance learning to be introduced in Metropolitan Area upper comprehensive schools, continues in secondary education (4.3.2021)

Further information

Instructions for persons placed in quarantine at home

Information about coronavirus and services in Espoo: www.espoo.fi/coronavirus

Statistics: The coronavirus situation in Espoo