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

Be sure to follow our news related to Coronavirus as well.

The staff and students are also informed in Elmo Intra (Login required)


Campus instructions & General guidelines

Campus opening hours:

  • Campuses may only be entered when healthy, with no symptoms of illness, even the common cold.
  • Everyone is obliged to exercise social distancing 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.
  • 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.
  • JAMK recommends everyone to install the Koronavilkku app.

Face masks

JAMK has a mask recommendation in all campuses. 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.

Teaching & Exams

During the autumn semester, teaching is organized as contact, remote and hybrid teaching. Contact teaching focuses especially on first- and second-year students to support social wellbeing and grouping of students. The readiness to switch to remote teaching is maintained. Safety distances, the recommendation to use a face mask and other safety measures are taken into account.

The Exam studios are in use within the normal opening hours, safe distances and proper hygiene is taken into account. Examstudio requires the use of a face mask.


Live events will not be held between 10 August and 31 October 2021. Events scheduled for the period are either canceled, moved or held remotely. In addition, events, hobbies or other non-teaching meetings organised by outsiders will not be held between 10 August and 31 October 2021.

JAMK has also decided not participate in large mass events with increased risk of exposure. The risk is evaluated in a case-by-case manner.

Official information and FAQ's

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


Student mobility

Students are asked to take into account the uncertainty of the corona situation and the possibility of changes from both JAMK and the partner universities. The national policies of different countries can also affect the realisation of the exchange period.

Incoming and outgoing students must follow the quarantine recommendations in force in the destination country when travelling. Students arriving in Finland, see:


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.



Q: I am a new degree student and cannot come to Jyväskylä to study, what are my options?

A:  You can study remotely from your home country.

Q: How can I start my studies remotely?

A: You will be provided the needed credentials and information by JAMK via email.

Q: Can exchange students do a virtual semester from abroad?

A: JAMK is returning to face-to-face teaching, so the exchange students are expected to participate in the lessons on campus. Unfortunately, completing a virtual exchange semester is not possible.

Q: Where do I get the current information on self-quarantine and mandatory corona tests?

A: Please check the Finentry -website:

If you have further questions, please contact:

Exchange students:

Degree students:

Further information

Salminen Mikko

Salminen Mikko

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