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Coronavirus COVID-19


1. You have been tested for coronavirus COVID-19

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and avoid all social contacts until you receive the test result. If the result is negative, you can return to work and normal life once your health has improved, but remember that all respiratory infections are contagious. If a child receives a negative result, they can return to school or early childhood education when they are recovering, even if the symptoms have not completely disappeared.
  • If the test result is positive, stay at home until the fever has subsided and your symptoms have improved, however, for at least five days.
  • If you are pregnant or have given birth less than 6 weeks ago, contact your maternity/child health clinic to assess the risk of thrombosis and the need for medication.
  • If you do not have any symptoms but have been sampled due to epidemic screening of the unit, you can return to work using a surgical nose-mouth shield and maintaining a 2m safety distance to others. You can discuss the possibility of remote work with your employer.
  • The family members showing no symptoms can move normally outside home and go to work/ school, although the test result of the family member with symptoms has not yet arrived.

2. If you are a member of the staff taking care of health care and social welfare patients and you manifest symptoms of acute infection:

  • Stay away from work until you receive a negative test result and you are able to work.
  • If you have severe symptoms -> stay at home on sick leave, even if the test result is negative (all respiratory infections are contagious!).
  • If you have mild symptoms, are able to work, and you have received a negative test result, you can come to work, but use a surgical mouth and nose shield.
  • If you have treated a corona patient without proper protection or you have been placed in an exposure quarantine -> stay at home for 5 days, even if the test result is negative.

3. If you have had close contact with a corona positive patient and you have been placed in an exposure quarantine

  • In these cases, you have been notified of the need for quarantine
  • Stay at home and avoid social contact for 5 days after the exposure, even if the test result is negative.

4. Obtaining the test result

  • The sampling staff will tell you how to obtain the result and what the delay is in getting the test result. It can take 1-4 days to get the result. The test result can be delivered, for example, via the electronic channels on the Internet (e.g. Omakanta, Oulun Omaolo) and via text message.
  • You will not automatically receive a phone call to inform you of a positive result. If for any reason you need a quarantine or isolation decision, please contact us separately.
  • Raahe District Welfare Consortium, tel. 08 8494 580. The emergency department of Raahe Hospital does NOT provide test results for patients.
  • The results for coronavirus tests taken at PPSHP public health care units can be viewed at www.koronatietoni.fi service. Test results for children under the age of 18 can also be viewed here. The results for test taken outside PPSHP units can be obtained from the sampling unit in question.



If you have symptoms of respiratory tract inflammation

If you have mild respiratory tract infection symptoms, such as rhinitis, cough, throat pain, muscle pain, or fever, stay at home to rest and recuperate. Stay home until the symptoms go away.

If you need more advise call the corona counselling service phone at Raahe Hospital: 040 135 8530 Mon-Fri 8 am – 3 pm.. The telephone service is provided in Finnish and English.

Important when you are entering the corona test:

1. fill in the personal information form
2. book a test time

  • Phone number is 08 8494 580 Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am–3pm. The phone line nurses speak mainly Finnish and English (partly Russian) 
  • urgent cases Oulu University Hospital call center on 116 117
  • electronic booking https://raahe.terveytesi.fi/portal#/main, (only in Finnish). You need bank credentials, certificate card or mobile certificate

3. bring a passport (or a photocopy of it)

4. do not be late

The personal information form 

Instructions for a person who has been tested for Covid-19 infection



Epidemic situation, recommendations and restrictions in force in Northern Ostrobothnia

In Finland, the coronavirus epidemic affects everyday life in many ways. Finnish authorities have released useful information on the topic in different languages.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from infection

If you fall ill or care for an ill family member at home

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Latest Updates(Finnish institute for health and welfare THL)