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:

  • Campuses may only be entered when healthy, with no symptoms of illness, even the common cold.
  • Everyone coming to JAMK from abroad must self-quarantine themselves for 2 weeks before entering the campuses.
    • JAMK also recommends everyone returning to Finland from abroad to be tested for corona as they enter the country. However, having the test done or receiving a negative test result does not remove the 2-week self-quarantine.
  • 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 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 in self-quarantine 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 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.

Remote work

Working remotely can be continued without a separate remote work contract until 30 April, 2021, in case it is suitable considering the work tasks of the employee and the work situation permits it.

Teaching & Exams

  • All teaching in JAMK is organised as remote teaching. The remote teaching will continue until the end of April 2021. The exceptions are exams as well as special groups as small group implementations. In contact teaching, the maximum number of people is 10.
  • Exams are arranged with consideration of 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. Examstudio requires the use of a face mask.


Gathering restriction on JAMK's premises is 10 people. Safety distances apply. 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 spring semester. 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.

JAMK will no longer take in students from abroad during the spring semester and summer.

All incoming exchange students are in self-quarantine for 2 weeks after arriving.

JAMK recommends everyone arriving to Finland from abroad to be tested for corona as they enter the country. However, having the test done or receiving a negative test result does not negate the need fot self-quarantine.


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 / exchange student and cannot come to Jyväskylä to study, what are my options?

A: We are already in a remote study mode because the coronavirus situation in Jyväskylä has deteriorated. You can study remotely from your home country. Our exchange students have that option as well.

Q: How can I start my studies remotely?

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

Q: I have already started my studies at JAMK last year and have an apartment in Jyväskylä. Can I continue my studies in Jyväskylä?

A: Yes, if you are from the European Union or have a valid residence permit, and you are allowed entry at the Finnish Border.

  • Remember, that you need to follow JAMK’s guidelines in regards to staying home and refraining from human contact for a two week period after entering the country. There are also restrictions regarding public and social gatherings in Jyväskylä, that you need to be aware of.
  • Please note that there may be extra expenses during the remainder of your exchange in Finland due to corona. These expenses may include corona testing, food or grocery deliveries during a possible quarantine, or even buying a flight ticket back home in case you have to return home earlier than planned.
  • You can also continue your studies remotely from your home country.

Q: I am in Jyväskylä but I want to leave and continue my studies from my home country. Can I do that?

A: As long as the Finnish border is open, you have the right to leave. But if you are exposed to coronavirus or you are waiting for coronavirus test result, you have to stay in your apartment and wait for further instructions from health care authorities. If you have received a positive coronavirus test result, you are in official quarantine set by health care authorities and you cannot leave your apartment.

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