Metropolia's guidelines concerning coronavirus

Read about the impact of coronavirus on Metropolia's operations.

We will update this page with information on the impact of the corona epidemic on Metropolia's operations. More detailed instructions and guidelines for Metropolia's students and staff can be found on the Oma intranet's Corona info.

We actively follow the authorities' instructions regarding the coronavirus and, if necessary, change our operations accordingly. Contact info for authorities.

Page updated 10.9.2021.

Operation at the campuses

Metropolia has four campuses in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. All campuses are open Mon-Fri from 7.30 am to 9 pm and the facilities can be used normally for all activities, taking into account the following health and safety instructions:

  • visit the campus only when healthy

  • use masks

  • keep safety distances 

  • take care of hand and cough hygiene.

Corona-safe activities on campuses are based on health safety guidelines and on Metropolia's new, well-equipped campuses, which have e.g. effective ventilation.

We encourage both staff and students to take both corona vaccination and recommend to download the Koronavilkku app. Read more about the Koronavilkku app.

Corona vaccinations at Myllypuro Campus

Metropolia opens a coronation vaccination point for the City of Helsinki on the first floor of Building D on the Myllypuro campus. Vaccinations are starting on the 1st February 2021.

Those coming for vaccination pass through the entrance of the D-building. Other guests use the entrances of the buildings C and A during the vaccinations. In the first floor, the passage from the C-building to the D-building is closed. 

Read more about vaccinations on Helsinki City webpages.

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To a customer

Metropolia´s customer services and Professional Development Studies, Continuing Higher Education and open UAS coursesoperate in accordance with security arrangements. 

To a student

Teaching

Metropolia will start the academic year 2021-2022 in a campus-focused hybrid model. The guidelines are based on the recommendations of Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM) and The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The hybrid model combines on-campus teaching and distance learning. Orientation studies for all new students are carried out as contact teaching on campuses during the first period. You can get more detailed information from your degree program.

Students are welcome to study on campuses alone or in groups. Students are asked to book facilities in advance through Metropolia's booking system. This ensures that potential exposure situations are easier addressed.

Campuses always follow the current covid19 guidelines, which are currently:

  • visit the campuses only when healthy
  • use face mask
  • respect safety distances
  • wash hands and use hand sanitizers

If you receive a positive corona test result, please contact the Head of Degree Programme  immediately. With the help of these medical reports, we are able to react quickly and prevent the spread of the corona. The information is confidential; Metropolia does not publicly report the illness of any individual.

Further information for students in OMA intranet.

International student and internship exchanges

Metropolia students’ international mobility periods are possible if the destination, travel restrictions in both countries and the corona situation allow. Both incoming and outgoing exchange students can contact the international coordinators on any issues related to their mobility.

In addition to long mobility periods of at least one semester, shorter international mobilities are also possible during the autumn semester 2021 if considered feasible when taking into account the travel restrictions as well as the health and safety guidelines set by the authorities in both countries. When planning a mobility period, the traveler is responsible for checking the travel Instructions of the authorities and must be prepared for changes or cancellations. Students leaving for a mobility period must follow the instructions on health safety, travel and entry, take care of necessary documentation and check for any quarantine instructions or vaccination requirements for the destination.

Metropolia continues to ensure that incoming exchange students are fully informed and aware of the current health and safety guidelines set by the authorities as well as Metropolia to  ensure a smooth and safe start to studies.

Metropolia follows the recommendations of the authorities regarding travel. The situation is monitored and both exchange students and partner universities are contacted and informed about the development of the situation.

Please see the contact information of International Relations

To a staff member

Metropolia will move to a campus-focused hybrid operating model from the beginning of the academic year 2021-2022. Metropolia still offers its employees the opportunity to work flexibly, more detailed instructions can be found on the Oma intranet.

Campuses always follow the current covid19 guidelines, which are currently:

  • visit the campuses only when healthy
  • respect safety distances
  • use a face mask or visor
  • wash hands and use hand sanitizers

If you receive a positive corona test result, please contact your supervisor immediately. With the help of these medical reports, we are able to react quickly and prevent the spread of the corona. The information is confidential; Metropolia does not publicly report the illness of any individual.

The staff members are informed about the instructions and policies in more detail, primarily on the Oma-intranet's Corona info.

Contact info for authorities

Regarding possible corona exposures related to Metropolia, the contacts for authorities are on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm

  • emergency e-mail korona.paivystys [at] metropolia.fi

  • emergency tel.  +358 50 573 1345

For Metropolia's students' or staff member's potential coronavirus infections, we act and communicate in accordance with the authorities' case-by-case guidelines.

If you are a student or a member of staff, you will find information in Oma intranet's Corona info.