Coronavirus - current information and instructions
Changes to the services of the City of Kaarina due to the coronavirus situation.
Changes in our services
The City of Kaarina is actively following the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We have taken anticipatory measures to ensure the safety of our population.
The information in this release will be updated as necessary. Otherwise, our units will continue operating as usual for the time being.
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Early childhood and general education
The autumn term at schools starts on 12 August. We will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation and comply with the guidelines issued by the authorities. Further details and practical information will be provided via Wilma.
Early childhood education
The guardians of children in early childhood education and preschool education will be informed of the details via Wilma and email.
All early childhood education facilities are open, and the preschool education provided by them is in operation.
Play parks and the sports club Heiluri will start during August.
The schools will keep guardians informed via Wilma. Within early childhood education, information will be provided through the usual channels (Wilma, email and phone).
- Principal of the particular educational unit (in matters related to your child’s school)
- Manager of the particular early childhood education unit; family day care managers (in matters related to your child’s day care)
- Head principal (acting), Emmi Virtanen, tel. 050 471 0874
- Director of early childhood education, Päivi Kemppainen, tel. 050 373 2524
- Director of education, Elina Heikkilä, tel. 050 373 2568
Leisure and cultural services
Libraries and Kaarina-talo
To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, part of the facilities and services are still not available. The libraries will be re-opened in compliance with the Government's guidelines and the instructions issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI).
For further information, please contact Ritva Nurminoro, Director of cultural and library services, tel. 050 373 2742
Citizen Service Points
Citizen service point Fiskari in Kaarina-talo is open Mon from 9 am to 7 pm, and Tue-Fri 9 am to 4 pm.
Citizen service point at Piikkiö Library is open Mon from 12 noon to 7 pm, and Tue-Fri from 10 am to 4 pm.
Events and activities
The City of Kaarina will arrange and contribute to events and activities on a case by case basis and in compliance with the currently valid recommendations.
All cultural events of the City of Kaarina will be arranged with due consideration for safe distances in terms of seating and programme. Please do not take part in any event if you have even the slightest flu symptoms.
Adult Education Centre
The courses of the Adult Education Centre have started. All relevant instructions issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Regional State Administrative Office (AVI) will be observed.
We have made and will continue to make any arrangements necessary to prevent the spreading of the virus for our part. Particular attention is paid to the cleaning and hand hygiene in our educational facilities, and we have also limited the number of participants in courses. If necessary, teaching methods will be adjusted. These measures will help us to provide safe facilities and practices to meet the needs of different courses.
We hope all our course participants observe proper hand hygiene and only attend classes when healthy.
For further information, please contact Risto Jaakola, Principal, tel. 050 373 2516.
Sports and outdoor services
Swimming pool and indoor sports facilities
The community swimming pool and indoor sports facilities are open, with certain restrictions and special arrangements.
All four saunas of the community swimming pool are open but the number of users is limited to 5 persons at a time per sauna.
Other areas and functions
The traffic playground offers no services because of the COVID-19 restrictions. However, children can ride their own bikes in the area, observing the playground rules and regulations.
- Sports Services manager, Tapio Svärd, tel. 050 373 2434
- Landscape manager, Ossi Vesalainen, tel. 050 373 2414
Participation and decision-making
The City Board has recommended that virtual meetings continue until August. The administrative bodies of the City may, however, opt to continue having virtual meetings as deemed necessary by the chair of the relevant body. At its meeting on 17 August, the City Board will discuss whether or not to continue recommending virtual meetings until further notice.
- Director of administration, Päivi Antola, tel. 050 5415 160
- Mayor Harri Virta, tel. 050 3732 400
Registrar office and City offices
Any documents addressed to the registrar office of the City of Kaarina should be delivered to the citizen service centres during their opening hours. It is also possible to send documents to the registrar office by mail (addressed to PL 12, 20781 Kaarina) or email (email@example.com).
Director of administration, Päivi Antola, tel. 050 5415 160
Housing and environment
Building control and environmental protection
Changes due to the coronavirus situation
The Building Control office is open from 9 am to 3 pm; the customers are only allowed to enter the hall. They can discuss with the customer service staff and surveyors across the protection zone. As the staff are working remotely and in office environments, some customer services may function in a restricted manner.
The processing of building permits is congested, and the processing times are significantly longer than normally.
Surveys are carried out with certain limitations, and the surveyor must be allowed to keep a safe distance from other attendees.
Possibilities to view documents requested from the archives are limited.
The Environmental Protection Office is closed for customers. Customer service is available by phone or email from 9 am to 3 pm.
- The community centre Pontela and its gym are open. For further information, please contact Päivi Antola, Director of administration, tel. 050 5415 160
- Bus timetables and other information on Föli are found at the Föli website.