The recommendation to use a face mask at Arcada’s campus continues to apply throughout November if not other national or regional guidelines are given before that. Face masks are used in all situations where it is difficult to avoid close contact.
As the epidemic situation in the capital region has still not improved, Arcada's recommendation on face masks continues. According to guidelines from the authorities, the actors in the education sector must make a risk assessment and make their own recommendations on the use of face masks.
The recommendation applies specifically to indoor spaces where many people are gathered close to each other and in situations where safety distances cannot be maintained.
Arcada recommends that you always use a face mask:
- in teaching situations with close contact
- in situations in which avoiding close contact is difficult, such as meetings with several people
- in public areas on campus (eg corridors, the squares)
By using face masks on campus, we protect not only ourselves, but also those who are in the risk group and those who for health reasons have not been able to get vaccinated.
These recommendations apply until November 30, or until new national guidelines are given. When the authorities update their guidelines, Arcada will give updated instructions.