Kolari municipality release 19.3.


Kolari municipality release 19.3.

Kolari Municipality’s management group has updated guidelines for people in the Municipality’s area on 19 March 2020.

The Healthcare centre is operating normally and will be handling all of the non-urgent matters by telephone or the virtu.fi-service.

  • -Always call ahead before arriving to the healthcare centre reception. Only in the case of an emergency, is it permitted to arrive to the reception without calling first.
  • Pre-booked appointments in all of the healtcare centre facilities and services will be carried out as scheduled, unless otherwise specified.
  • There are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Kolari Municipality area.

Parents whose children have stayed home from early childhood education and daycare will be exempted from all daycare payments for the time being. We will not be combining the different daycare groups around the fell-area at this time.

Kolari Municipality will offer a grocery shopping service to the elderly in our area, who are concidered to be in the high-risk group and adviced to avoid contact with other people. (everyone over 70yrs of age).

  • The grocery shopping service will be operating during the state of emergency issued in our country (18.3-13.4.2020)
  • Everyone in need of this service can contact Teresa Friman tel. 040 489 5049, between Monday and Friday, from 9am to 3pm.
  • All of the customers of this service have the opportunity to open an account at the store, which will be used for invoicing all of the bought items.
  • Schedule for the service is as follows:

-Tuesday Kolari town centre
-Wednesday Northern parts of the Municipality
-Thursday Southern parts of the Municipality

-A service fee of 5 euros per delivery will be applied to those in the Kolari town centre area and a fee of 10 euros per dilvery for the other areas. This fee will be invoiced at a later date.

The borders of Finland will be closing at midnight on 19 March 2020. After this time, crossing the border is allowed only for those with a special permit(for example cross-border work commuting and other specific reasons). All Finnish citizens have the right to return to Finland after the borders have been closed. Out-of-country travellers will be given directions on how to leave the country before the borders close.

The Kolari Municipality management group is actively monitoring the situation and will follow the information given out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, the Lapland Hospital District and the Finnish government. The Kolari Municipality’s management group will meet every day at 9am by telecommunicating to monitor the situation, starting on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

More information from: Mayor Kristiina Tikkala 044 374 4344