Information on Coronavirus

Updated 26.8.2020

From this page you can find links to helpful information published in English. Please follow the recommendations issued by the Finnish government, health and welfare institute and your local authorities carefully.

What you should do if you suspect you have contracted the coronavirus?
Information on Coronavirus in different languages: www.tampere.fi/coronavirus

Changes in the City of Tampere's International Talent Attraction and Migration Services

International Talent Attraction and Migration Services has moved to a multi-service, hybrid, model 17th August onwards. Customers are being served both by phone and email, as well as face-to-face at the Skills Centre’s premises. Please note that only those customers, who have a booked appointment, will be allowed to enter the premises. All events and group activities are being held online, unless otherwise spesified.
For more information and details for booking appointment: click here

Corona counselling service for Companies in Pirkanmaa provides general crisis counseling and advice regarding financial support. Tel. 03 56 56 5040.
Service hours: 9am to 4pm on Weekdays.

Business Tampere crisis help desk for businesses offers professional services and advice to the Tampere Region companies eg. in financial planning and funding related questions. Read more

Enterprise Finland Talousapu counselling service offers help and advice to entrepreneurs with financial and solvency problems. Tel.+358 295024882. Service hours in English: Tuesday 9.00–16.00, Friday 9.00–16.00

All about coronavirus for entrepreneurs by Yrittäjät: yrittajat.fi/coronavirus

Pop-up Info Desk for international entrepreneurs.
At the Pop-up info desk you can receive advice, guidance or get practical help on business matters. Find out more here.

Maria01 Survival Guide for Startups during COVID-19: Click here

Startup Refugees Questions and Answers on COVID-19: Startup Refugees Facebook

Follow what the government and the Ministry of economic affairs and employment are publishing: tem.fi/coronavirus

 

Sole Entrepreneurs

TEM’s Questions and Answers on support available to sole entrepreneurs, click here

1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
2. Entrepreneurs’ right to unemployment security due to the coronavirus epidemic has been extended until 31 December 2020. Read more
3. Sole entrepreneurs can apply for financial support from municipalities: Apply here

 

Small Entreprises (1-5 employees)

1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
2. You can apply for funding from Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY-keskus): Read more
3. Finnvera offers businesses crisis funding and loan guarantee. Read more

 

SMEs, Mid-Cap Companies and Large Companies

1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
2. Finnvera offers businesses crisis funding and loan guarantee. Read more

 

Free-Of-Charge Services In The Corona Crisis
Business Tampere has compiled a list of service providers who offer pro bono services or solutions to companies and entrepreneurs in the Tampere region: businesstampere.com

If you would like to invest your time in solving the problem or effects of the problem, you can join some online hackathons fighting against COVID-19. Hack the Crisis Online Hackathons around the world both past and upcoming ones are here.

 

EMPLOYMENT RELATED ISSUES

Työsuojelu.fi pages have collected information on lay-offs, the emergency powers act, childcare, summer leave and other essential employment questions, please have a look: Työsuojelu.fi in English

TE Services are updating their Covid-19 information actively. For the latest information please see the following links:
TE services main pages and news
TE Services Frequently asked questions on covid-19

Finnish Immigration Service: Up-to-date information about the effects of the coronavirus on the services and operations of the Finnish Immigration Service, migri.fi/coronavirus

Cross-border traffic is currently restricted. Read more about the worker mobility and covid-19 here: Click here

What to do if you are laid off? How to use TE Office services during the coronavirus situation?
See the information on TE Services webpage: te-office.fi
TE Service’s Frequently asked Questions about Coronavirus

Työsuojelu.fi pages have collected information on layoffs, the emergency powers act, childcare, summer leave and other essential employment questions, please have a look: Työsuojelu.fi in English

Sesonwork on the Countryside just for you!
Are you laid off or without a summer job? Are you a student, retired, an immigrant, unemployed or available for other reasons? The farms need seasonal workers immediately, and even until later in the autumn. There are a variety of tasks, from planting seedlings to picking berries. Read more

Vocational Career counselling for workers with immigrant background
Tredu’s Career counselling is suitable for you, if you are currently laid off or your work contract has been terminated. The goal of career counselling is to assess your skills in the Finnish language and your possible need for further education. Read more

 

How does the coronavirus effect working life?

  • Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and working life: tem.fi
  • The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK: sak.fi
 

RIKU Victim Support Finland answers some of the most frequent questions about labor exploitation during COVID-19: Click here
Read more about employees’ rights and RIKU’s services here

Current updates of Finnish Tax Administration: vero.fi

Effects on Kela’s benefits
Kela’s (Kansaneläkelaitos – the social insurance institution of Finland) page contains information about the effects of the Coronavirus (covid-19) on Kela’s benefits, the processing of applications and the services: kela.fi/corona

 

Worker Mobility, Travelling and Border Traffic

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Employment in Finland – Q&A on worker mobility: tem.fi
  • Guidelines for border traffic by The Finnish Border Guard: raja.fi
  • Ministry for foreign affairs of Finland offers a Q&A about travelling and coronavirus: um.fi
 

Residence Permits and Finnish Immigration Services

  • Up-to-date information about the effects of the coronavirus on the services and operations of the Finnish Immigration Service: migri.fi/coronavirus
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, press releases and news: um.fi/current-affairs

 

Students of Tampere Universities

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and will provide updates on a regular basis: tuni.fi

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