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The Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group decides on the staggered opening of services

11.5.2021 18:28

In its meeting on Tuesday 11 May 2021, the Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group decided that, due to the development of the epidemic, some services in the area can be opened in a staggered and limited manner as of 17 May 2021. The coordination group’s decision is in line with the ‘children and young people first’ principle. Furthermore, outdoor activities will be made available before indoor activities, and special attention will be paid to elderly people and those with limited functional capacity. The coordination group’s decision is based on an epidemiological assessment and overall consideration of the development of the coronavirus situation.

The coordination group will continue to prepare the lifting of the restrictions in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and will make the necessary decisions in its subsequent meetings. Next week’s meeting will focus particularly on the situation of libraries and museums. A precondition for lifting the restrictions is that the epidemic situation in the region continues to develop well.

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