Use of masks in day and work activities for people with intellectual disabilities

Published: 20.1.2022 14.25

The staff at the Kuninkaantie and Riilahti activity centres of disability services have started wearing surgical masks. Clients that are able to wear a mask are given a mask to wear for the day. However, wearing a mask is not a prerequisite for participation.

Masks are worn during the activities, but both clients and staff will also continue to be advised on good hygiene on a daily basis. Contact between different groups is avoided through the arrangement of activity premises, meals and transitional situations.

As the number of clients in activity centres increases, so does the risk of various infections. Clients may not take part in the activities when they are even slightly ill. Clients and their family members must assess the clients’ state of health on a daily basis.

Face masks are one way to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections. The primary ways to prevent infection are avoiding close contact, washing hands as instructed and practising good coughing and sneezing hygiene.

The City of Espoo recommends that other service providers follow the same principles in their own activities.

Further information

Contact information

Kuninkaantie day activities, responsible instructor tel. +358 (0)50 541 1064

Riilahti day activities, responsible instructor tel. +358 (0)40 639 4005

Work activities
Kuninkaantie and Riilahti activity centres, responsible instructor tel. +358 (0)50 360 4592


Service Manager Eeva-Maija Kalavainen, tel. +358 (0)46 877 1358

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