Compliance with safety guidelines more important — The number of participants in public events limited

The University of Oulu has decided to intensify the safety instructions in accordance with the decisions of the Northern Ostrobothnia Regional Coordination Group and Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland (AVI). On 28 November 2020 the Northern Ostrobothnia Regional Coordination Group stated that the coronavirus epidemic in Northern Ostrobothnia has entered the spreading phase.

The university facilities do not need to be completely closed for now. The situation will be monitored daily and possible further actions will be considered in cooperation with the regional authorities.

Distance learning and remote working will continue until 31 May 2021, in accordance with the decision previously taken by the COVID-19 coordination group of the university. Teaching is provided on campus only if it cannot be arranged remotely.

Until further notice, public events and general meetings can be held at the university premises with a maximum of 10 people attending. Such events include, for example, public defences of a doctoral thesis. It is important to follow safety instructions even in this case.

Compliance with safety and hygiene guidelines is now extremely important. So far, the guidance has been commendably followed, which has allowed the situation to remain well under control in our university community.

Changes in library services

Due the coronavirus situation, there will be changes in the services of the Oulu University Library from 4 to 23 December 2020. The autumn opening hours are valid and it is possible to visit libraries to borrow and return library materials as self-service. Customers can’t stay in the library and do group work, read magazines or study at the library. For more information, check the library website.

There may also be restrictions on restaurant services. For more information, follow the websites of the restaurants.

University's coronavirus guidelines for students and visitors

Last updated: 25.3.2021