University’s Traffic Light Model for Coronavirus Situation

The traffic light model for the coronavirus situation defines the level of safety measures at the University of Turku. At the moment, the University is on the yellow light stage of the model on all campuses.

yellow lightThe colours of the traffic light model define the level of the University's restrictions and instructions related to the coronavirus situation.

  • Green light signals moderate restrictions,
  • yellow light increased restrictions, and  
  • red light strict restrictions.

The University management defines which stage is in force. Instructions and restrictions on the University’s operations have been defined in advance for each stage. The instructions apply to, for example, studying, working, and using the facilities.

The model is described more closely to the University staff and students in the intranet (requires logging in). This page contains information on the main policies of each stage of the traffic light model.

> The instructions that are currently in force are available on the page Information on Coronavirus

Green light

Yellow light

  • Working: The University personnel works remotely if it is possible for their work tasks and together assessed with the supervisor. Contact teaching requires that the teaching staff and the administrative and support personnel whose work tasks involve assisting in teaching arrangements work on campus. This policy supersedes the policies in the University’s guideline for remote work.
  • Studying: Teaching that is sensible and possible to organise on pedagogical grounds as remote teaching, such as mass lectures, is organised remotely. Teaching that cannot be conducted remotely is organised as contact teaching on campus. The possibility for contact teaching for the first- and second-year students is emphasised in the teaching arrangements. The policy is in force until 21 January 2022.
  • Using the facilities: Maximum number of people in indoor spaces is 50. Safety measures have to be observed.
  • Using face masks: Masks are always used in the University’s facilities unless the person is alone in the space or close contacts have been prevented with special arrangements.
  • The instructions that are currently in force are available on the page Information on Coronavirus.

Red light

  • Working: The personnel works mainly remotely in those work tasks where it is possible.
  • Studying: Teaching is organised mainly with remote connections. Justifiable, necessary contact teaching is possible.
  • Using the facilities: Maximum number of people in individual spaces is 10 or 20 people (specified separately according to the epidemic situation). Safety measures have to be observed.
  • Using face masks: Face masks are always used in the University’s facilities, unless the person is alone in the space.
  • The instructions that are currently in force are available on the page Information on Coronavirus.

The traffic light stage corresponding to the regional epidemic situation is in force at the research stations and branch offices.

More information:

koronainfo@utu.fi