The government's restrictions presented 26.1 continue as before. Therefore, Arcada's instructions for preventing spread of infection continue to apply throughout period 3, ie until 21.3. 

During the period, our campus continues to be closed to external guests and visitors, and all teaching takes place remotely with a few exceptions. Read Arcada's instructions for preventing spread of infection here. 

The global and European pandemic situation did not improve in January. The new virus variants pose a threat. In Finland, quite a few cases of the mutated variants have spread, but the government has made plans in case the situation gets worse in Finland as well. We thus see no rapid improvement in the corona situation with relaxed restrictions until the vaccines have reached a sufficient number of people. 

Nationally, there is a readiness to tighten restrictions if necessary, and Arcada's management will continue to actively follow the situation. If new national or regional restrictions come into force, our instructions will also be updated immediately. Follow Start for updates on the situation.