University Transfers to Yellow Light Stage – Third Period Starts with Remote Teaching


Due to the worsened coronavirus situation, the coronavirus management team of the University of Turku has decided that the third period starts with remote teaching. The personnel works remotely in those tasks where it is possible. The policies are in force until 21 January 2021. 

The University transfers to the yellow light stage of the traffic light model for the coronavirus situation on all campuses starting from 23 December 2021. The traffic light model for the coronavirus situation defines the level of safety measures at the University of Turku. 

The University's instructions on safety measures are observed closely in the University’s facilities. 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 third period starts on 10 January 2022 mainly with remote teaching. Remote teaching concerns teaching that is sensible and possible to organise on pedagogical grounds as remote teaching, such as mass lectures. Teaching that cannot be conducted remotely is organised as contact teaching. 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. 

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 is in force until 21 January and supersedes the policies in the University’s guideline for remote work.

Entrances of the University buildings are locked starting from 23 December. Students' access rights are in force between 7am and 10pm. The Feeniks Library is closed until 9 January 2022. 

At the moment, public events are prohibited in Southwest Finland until 31 December. 

The coronavirus management team meets each week starting from 5 January to assess the impact of the coronavirus situation on the University’s instructions and arrangements for the third period. 

> University’s instructions on the coronavirus situation
> University’s Traffic Light Model for Coronavirus Situation

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Created 22.12.2021 | Updated 05.01.2022