The coronavirus management team of the University of Turku has decided that, starting from 31 January 2022, the University will gradually return to contact teaching while closely observing the safety measures. The remote work policy is in force until 15 February.
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At the University of Turku, the third period starts on 10 January with remote teaching. The personnel works remotely in those tasks where it is possible.
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.
Boundaries between Work and Family Life Disrupted by COVID-19 Pandemic – Increased Childcare Responsibilities Often Shouldered by Mothers
According to mothers’ experiences, the daily life during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in the spring of 2020 blurred the boundaries between work and family responsibilities and roles. Especially in families where the division of childcare responsibilities had been unequal already before the pandemic and where only the mother switched to working from home, the mothers felt that they shouldered the main responsibility for the increased childcare duties.
In the spring semester, the University of Turku aims to provide as much contact teaching as possible. The coronavirus situation requires that the instructions on safety measures are followed in all activities. The University implements a restriction on the maximum number of participants or the COVID-19 certificate in public events.
Contact teaching and research can continue as long as the University’s instructions on safety measures are followed closely. The current guideline for remote work remains unchanged. The use of face masks is highlighted.
It is necessary to follow the instructions on safety measures in the University’s facilities. Unnecessary close contacts must be avoided. If close contacts cannot be avoided, masks are used.
The University’s coronavirus management team has decided that the doctoral dissertation defences are opened to the public starting from 25 October 2021. In addition, other public events can again be organised at the University, but the facilities are not rented to external parties for the time being. The coronavirus management team recommends that returning to work on campus is staggered when possible. At the moment, the green light stage of the traffic light model is in force on all the University’s campuses.
In early 2020, researchers in the Clinical Microbiology unit of Turku University Hospital heard about the new Sars-CoV-2 virus. They were among the first ones to start developing the diagnostics. With a foundation in the strong diagnostic expertise at the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital (Tyks), the test developed in Turku has had a central role in the fight against the coronavirus.