Coronavirus coordination group extends recommendations and restrictions in metropolitan area
In a 10 December 2020 meeting, the Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group decided that recommendations and restrictions currently in force in the region will be continued until 10 January 2021. This new decision responds to the threat of the epidemic spreading and social and healthcare services becoming overburdened. The temporary recommendations and restrictions may be extended once again in January, if necessary.
Authorities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are monitoring the impact of the existing recommendations and restrictions on the area’s epidemic situation on a daily basis. The current recommendations and restrictions decided upon by the Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group on 26 November 2020 were originally valid until 20 December 2020, with Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland restrictions on public events valid until 18 December 2020. These recommendations and restrictions have now been extended and will continue until 10 January 2021. This proactive approach is intended to clarify the operations of the region’s cities, communities and businesses as the year comes to close and help residents plan their activities. The decisions were drawn up on the basis of the epidemiological assessment and an overall assessment of the general situation.
All customer premises that are open to the public will stay closed. This includes all municipal indoor sports facilities, cultural centres, museums and youth facilities. HAM Helsinki Art Museum is closed 30.11.2020-10.1.2021.