Recom­men­da­tion on the use of face masks at Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences when social distances are impos­si­ble to be kept

Recom­men­da­tion on the use of face masks in North Karelia and Heinävesi regions given by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Welfare will enter into force on 10th Septem­ber 2020. In these regions, it is recom­mended that citi­zens over the age of 15 wear face masks to protect other people in public trans­port, where close contacts cannot always be avoided.

To increase safety, the use of face masks on Karelia UAS campuses is also recom­mended in situ­a­tions when it is not possi­ble to keep safe social distances. The recom­men­da­tion on the use of face masks will enter into force on Friday, 11th Septem­ber 2020. Karelia UAS provides masks for students and staff members in such teach­ing and work situ­a­tions where safe social distances cannot neces­sar­ily be main­tained. In other situ­a­tions (e.g. at the restau­rant, spend­ing time in common areas on campuses, break rooms and social facil­i­ties) every­one needs to have their own face masks.

Every one of us can contribute to safety by main­tain­ing social distances, follow­ing good hand hygiene, and wearing face masks. You may only enter Karelia UAS premises in full health.

Karelia UAS safety instruc­tions are avail­able at and the instruc­tions are updated when­ever necessary.

Infor­ma­tion on the distri­b­u­tion of face masks for people of limited means: