This page follows and updates relevant information concerning the COVID-19 -situation and its effects on JAMK.

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Campus instructions & General guidelines

Campus opening hours: (in Finnish)

  • Campuses may only be entered when healthy, with no symptoms of illness, even the common cold.
  • Everyone coming to JAMK from abroad must study/work remotely for 2 weeks before entering the campuses.
  • Everyone is obliged to exercise social distancing (1-2 meter) and to take good care of hand hygiene. Everyone must remember to sanitise their work tools regularly, too.
  • JAMK recommends everyone to use a face mask as per the instructions from the city of Jyväskylä.
  • JAMK aims at transferring its services and internal activities online even more.
  • The number of seats at the campus restaurants are reduced to enable safe distances between customers.
  • Everyone returning to Finland from abroad must stay work/study remotely for 2 weeks before entering any of the JAMK campuses (i.e. this concerns staff, students and visitors)
  • JAMK recommends everyone to install the Koronavilkku app.

Face masks

JAMK has a mask recommendation in all contact teaching situations. JAMK reserves masks for small group work in close contact. In other contact teaching situations and campus work, students acquire the masks themselves. Other measures in the safety instructions include good hand hygiene, safety distances, staying home when ill and applying for a corona test even in minor symptoms.

Remote work

Working remotely can be continued without a separate remote work contract until 31 December, 2020, in case it is suitable considering the work tasks of the employee and the work situation permits it.

Teaching & Exams

  • Teaching is prepared as both contact and remote teaching / hybrid teaching. Preparedness for switching fully to remote teaching is maintained.
  • Safe distances are maintained in contact teaching. The size of student groups can be limited with hybrid teaching.
  • Students are recommended to wear face masks in group learning situations, where close contact cannot be avoided and safe distances cannot be maintained. Staff are recommended to wear visors or face masks. In these situations, the face masks for students and visors/face masks for teachers are provided by JAMK.
  • Exams are arranged as usual, considering safe distances and limitations of group sizes.
  • The Exam studios are also in use within the normal opening hours, safe distances and proper hygiene is taken into account.


Organizing events on JAMK's premises is limited. The safety of the participants and adequate safe distances aret to be taken into account. Online events can be arranged as an alternative to live events.

JAMK has also decided not participate in large mass events with increased risk of exposure. These include e.g. many fairs and other larger events.


Official information and FAQ's

Be sure to follow the Finnish officials' websites for all the latest information:

Student mobility

For the time being, JAMK does not recommend going abroad for studies or practical training during the autumn semester.

Exchange periods for the spring semester can be planned and the spring exchange can normally be applied for during the application period. Realisation of the of the studies or training abroad during spring semester abroad will depend on the corona situation.

All incoming exchange students must study remotely for 2 weeks before arriving on campus.

How to avoid infection?

Respiratory infections, including coronavirus, are best avoided by maintaining good hand and cough hygiene. Coronavirus spreads in the same way as, for example, seasonal influenza, i.e. coughing and sneezing and via hands contaminated by respiratory secretion.

Always wash your hands:

  • when coming in from outside
  • before preparing food or eating
  • after using the toilet
  • after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • after touching the same surfaces as someone with the flu.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.

Cough correctly – do not infect others: see a video with instructions for coughing

More information and instructions on how to avoid infections is available e.g. on the THL website

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has also issued guidelines to prevent coronavirus infection (in Finnish)

THL: How to wash your hands

You can also watch the video from here »

What to do when suspecting a coronavirus infection?

  • You can take an online medical COVID-19 symptom check-up at Omaolo symptom check-up service
  • You can contact your own health center by phone or the Medical Helpline (tel. 116 117). If needed, you will be referred to further examinations. The purpose is to minimize contacts with other people to avoid spreading the infection.

It is important for all suspected coronavirus cases to be tested in a laboratory. The estimated incubation period for the COVID-19 disease (i.e. the time from exposure to the appearance of the first symptoms) is 1–14 days, with an average of around 4–5 days. If you are diagnosed with a coronavirus infection, it is important to find out where you were infected and who else may have been infected by you. This tracing work is carried out in order to prevent the epidemic from spreading.

Students may receive advice and instructions concerning the coronavirus from the public health nurses at Student Health Services.

Further information

Salminen Mikko

Salminen Mikko

Hallintojohtaja, Director of Administration
Konsernin hallinto, Administration
Hallinto, Administration

Further information concerning Student Mobility

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