In future, COVID-19 testing will primarily focus on people who have been exposed to the virus, unvaccinated people and people who are at risk of serious illness from COVID-19

16.9.2021 12.22

National strategy for COVID-19 testing has been updated. In future, COVID-19 testing will primarily focus on people who have been exposed to the virus, unvaccinated people and people who are at risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Henkilöt, jotka ovat saaneet kaksi koronarokotusta tai sairastaneet Covid-19-taudin testataan hoitoarvion perusteella sekä altistumistilanteissa. Lieväoireisena ei tarvitse hakeutua testiin, jos on saanut kaksi koronarokotusta tai sairastanut Covid-19-taudin. Lue tarkemmat kuvaukset testiin hakeutumisesta alta.

If you have not been vaccinated or you have received one vaccine dose:

If you are experiencing the following symptoms of a coronavirus infection, you should get tested as soon as possible and avoid close contact with others:

  • acute respiratory tract infection (one symptom is enough: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of the sense of smell/taste) or
  • diarrhea/nausea, headache, or muscle ache without any other distinct reason.

If you have been exposed to coronavirus, you should get tested according to the instructions you are given.

If you have received two vaccine doses or you have had the coronavirus disease:

Coronavirustest in general is not needs if:

  • your symptoms are mild and
  • you have received two vaccine doses and it has been at least one week since the second dose or
  • you have had the coronavirus disease within the last six months or
  • you have earlier been infected with coronavirus, and you have received at least one vaccine dose and it has been at least one week of your vaccination.

You should always get tested, even if you have received two vaccine doses or if you have been infected with coronavirus more than 6 months ago, in case you:

  • are referred to a test by the Coronabot, Omaolo service or a healthcare worker after a treatment assessment
  • belong to a risk group for a severe coronavirus infection due to your age (over 60 years of age), illness or medication 
  • are pregnant
  • have been exposed to coronavirus during past two weeks (also after a notification from the Koronavilkku app, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms)
  • you are a social welfare or healthcare worker
  • you live or work at a care unit for the elderly.

Where to get tested?

    You can use the Coronabot(external link) to book a coronavirus test appointment directly online. 

    • You can book a test for yourself and for your children under the age of 16. You can also book a test for another adult if you are authorized in the Suomi.fi service to act on their behalf. 
    • Using the service requires online banking credentials or a mobile certificate

    If you wish to book an appointment by phone, call Espoo’s coronavirus helpline, tel. 09 816 34600. The helpline is open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. SMS service for the hearing impaired, tel. 040 639 3945.

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