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Protective Measures against Coronavirus Remain on Strict Level at the University

03.03.2021

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

In accordance with the red light stage of the University’s traffic light model, work and studies are conducted mainly remotely. Face masks must be used in all the University’s facilities. The minimum safe distance to other people is 2 metres.

The University Management decided on 3 March 2021 to keep the restriction to the number of participants unchanged. The maximum number of participants in the University’s indoor and outdoor facilities is 10 people. The number of participants apply to University’s internal activities.  No public events are organised at the University of Turku at the moment.

In small group teaching, the maximum number of participants is 10 people, which ensures the continuation of the contact teaching that is not possible to teach at distance. The use of exam rooms continues according to the current instructions and group work spaces are in limited use.

The Corona Coordination Group of Southwest Finland recommended (4 March) a group size of maximum 6 people for contact teaching. This recommendation is also followed at the University of Turku in those contact teaching groups where it is possible.

– We act responsibly in this and keep the group sizes at the minimum in teaching. At the moment, only necessary contact teaching is provided at the University, and teaching is mainly carried out with remote connections. Of the faculties, most contact teaching that is not possible to teach at distance is provided by the Faculty of Medicine. The size of the teaching groups have in some instances been reduced to under 10 people. However, it would not have be justifiable to reduce the group size in all groups in the middle of the teaching period. Contacting students and offering sufficient guidance is even more important in these exceptional times, says Piia Björn, the Vice Rector responsible for education.

The University’s protective measures are strictly observed in contact teaching. The University has not received any notifications of confirmed coronavirus infections related to contact teaching.

> University’s traffic light model for coronavirus situation
> University’s instructions on Coronavirus

Please send any further inquiries and questions primarily by email to koronainfo@utu.fi.

Updated on 4 March 2021: Sentence "The University has not received any notifications of coronavirus cases related to contact teaching." has been specified into: "The University has not received any notifications of confirmed coronavirus infections related to contact teaching." Added information on the recommendation of the Corona Coordination Group of Southwest Finland (4 March).

Created 03.03.2021 | Updated 19.03.2021