Information on coronavirus

New information on the coronavirus is updated to this blog post.

New update 19.10.2020. Event organizing instructions were updated. KY does not recommend organizing events for more than 50 people.

The regulations regarding KY’s premises will stay the same; the maximum capacity for each space is 50 people and the reservations can only be made until 22:00. In events for more than 20 people, it is recommended that all participants wear masks. 

 At the moment Helsinki and Uusimaa are considered to be at an acceleration phase. If the situation changes and Uusimaa will transfer to a spreading phase, KY’s premises will be closed.

KY will also limit its service hours to one day per week. From Monday the 19th of October onwards, the new service hours are on Tuesdays from 15 to 17.

In case of a positive Covid-19 infection by a member of your association or an event participant, contact KY Office as soon as possible. The first persons to contact are Nina Pitkänen, Executive Director or Heikki Helaniemi, the Chairman of the Board.

You can find the contact information here: https://ky.fi/contact-us/

 

KY’s instructions for members

During the past week, the corona situation in Finland and especially in Uusimaa has gotten worse, and the trend of the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has been rising. In addition, there have been several confirmed cases of Covid-19 and exposures in the Aalto community during the past month.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our members, which is why we have updated our instructions for KY’s events.

  • The maximum capacity in all KY’s premises is 50 people, and the reservable premises are open daily from 8 am to 22 pm.
  • KY also recommends the use of face masks in all the events in its premises with more than 20 participants. In these current circumstances,  we wish to enable events being organized safely in smaller groups, so that our members can enjoy their student life and this community in some state.
  • At the moment Helsinki and Uusimaa are considered to be at an acceleration phase. If the situation changes and Uusimaa will transfer to a spreading phase, KY’s premises will be closed.
  • KY will also limit its service hours to one day per week. From Monday the 19th of October onwards, the new service hours are on Tuesdays from 15 to 17. See more info from here.

 


Instructions for event participants

We encourage all of our members to be careful, remember social distancing and put extra effort on hygiene when holding meetings or events. Instructions for event participants can be found here.

 

 

Instructions for event organizers

In addition to restrictions regarding premises and opening times, KY has also instructions for organizing events safely, which can be found here.

 

We have also updated the safety and hygiene rating system for events. Safety and hygiene ratings for events are ultimately a tool to communicate to the potential participants which safety and hygiene actions are taken into account in the event organizing process. See more info about the event’s safety and hygiene rating system here.

 


KY follows the instructions given by authorities

KY follows the guidelines given by the Finnish Government, THL, and AYY restrictions concerning KY’s events will be dismantled step by step accordingly.

All events must comply with the safety regulations given by the Finnish authorities. Due to the swift changes regarding the epidemic situation, KY encourages its associations to follow the authorities’ recommendations regarding organizing events.

See the latest recommendations here by THL and AYY.

These policies may be revised if the pandemic situation or official recommendations by the authorities change.

 


Studies at Aalto

Teaching and studying will continue mainly remotely during the autumn semester.

Aalto recommends the use of masks in indoor campus spaces. Aalto University supports students by providing each student with two cloth masks for use on campus. Masks may be collected by showing your student card at lobby service stations on campus. Update on 12 October: Face masks are currently unavailable for pick-up; more are on order.

As of Monday, 31 August, students will gain access to those buildings on campus which offer contact teaching or study-related support services or have student cafeterias or bookable self-study spaces. Students can access the buildings during their opening hours through specifically marked entrances.

 

The course arrangements will be announced on the MyCourses and Into sites. More information about the effects of coronavirus can be found on Aalto University’s website.  Information especially concerning students, studies, exams and financial aid is available here. If you do not find answers to your questions in material published on this webpage, you can email us at corona.information@aalto.fi. 

 

 


AYY


AYY’s guidelines for event organizing

All events must comply with the safety regulations provided by the authorities. Due to the changing epidemic situation, AYY strongly recommends that associations follow the authorities’ recommendations related to the organization of events.

AYY does not recommend events for more than 50 people in the Aalto community. 

AYY does not recommend organizing private events for more than 20 people in accordance with HUS’s recommendation

Event organising on campus must comply with Aalto University’s guidelines for event organising.

 

AYY Services

AYY Service Office opening hours will be added to the contact page of the services office. You can ask about membership or rental facilities with this form. If you have questions about housing, you can contact us with this form.

See more info on AYY’s website.

 

 

Contact information

Please follow KY’s official channels to stay up to date about coronavirus.

KY’s official channels are:

Website: www.ky.fi

Facebook groups: KY Today & KY Events

Instagram: ky_1911

Email: MondayMail (contact emilia.silius@ky.fi if you want to subscribe)

 

If you have any questions regarding the current situation please contact:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nina Pitkänen

nina.pitkanen@ky.fi

0500 430 546

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Heikki Helaniemi

heikki.helaniemi@ky.fi

050 517 7525 

 

Information about the situation and useful links:

If you suspect that you have contracted the coronavirus

If you have symptoms of any infectious disease, you are advised to stay home. If you suspect that you have contracted the coronavirus and are experiencing symptoms (according to THL, the most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath), please stay at home and follow the common instructions given by THL.

If you have questions regarding coronavirus, a nationwide telephone helpline provides general information on the coronavirus: 0295 535 535 (Call 112 only in a case of an emergency). This telephone counseling does not provide health counseling or counseling for acute symptoms on call. Open from 8 am to 9 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays.

 

The public health care helpline number is: 116 117 (24/7)  

We strongly recommend downloading the Koronavilkku app to help with contact tracing. (linkki)

 

KY follows the instructions given by authorities and Aalto University

KY follows the instructions given by Aalto University, authorities and the Finnish government. In Finland, the situation is monitored and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL. The risk assessment of THL is largely based on information and situation assessments from  WHO and ECDC. THL carries out a risk assessment daily, and the up-to-date information can be viewed on their website.

Aalto University’s own guidelines as well as frequently asked questions are compiled on their website. Aalto University updates the information and links to official sources frequently. If you do not find the answers to your questions in the published material, you can email your question to corona.information@aalto.fi. 

 

Authorities

A nationwide telephone helpline on the coronavirus (Call 112 only in a case of an emergency): 0295 535 535 

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL:

https://thl.fi/fi/ 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

https://um.fi/etusivu

Aalto University and AYY

Aalto University:

https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus

Summary info including students’ services and financial aid is available in Into:

https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Coronavirus+-+information+for+students 

Aalto University Student Union AYY:

https://www.ayy.fi/en/aalto-university-student-union-preventing-the-spread-of-coronavirus-changes-to-opening-hours-and

 

 

Updates

New update 16.10. It has come to our attention that last Saturday (10.10.) there has been a case of KY members being exposed to Covid-19 at the KY Building. If you have spent time in our Töölö premises last Saturday, we highly encourage you to limit your contacts if possible and monitor your health in the upcoming days. If you have or develop symptoms of any infectious disease, we urge you to get tested for Covid-19 and follow the instructions given by Finnish authorities.

 

New update 14.10. Event organizing instructions were updated. From the 19th of October onwards, KY recommends the use of face masks in all events in its premises with more than 20 participants. KY will also limit its service hours to one day per week. From Monday the 19th of October onwards, the new service hours are on Tuesdays from 15 to 17.

 

New update 30.9. Event organizing instructions were updated. From the 5th of October onwards, the maximum capacity in all KY’s premises is 50 people, and the premises can be reserved between 8.00-22.00.

 

New update 11.9. Hygiene ratings and event organizing instructions were updated. We also updated the instructions for event participants.

 

New update 9.9. Mursujaiset was cancelled due to the worsened situation regarding Covid-19 cases in Aalto.

 

New update 21.8.  Updated information about the event’s safety and hygiene ratings. New guidelines for organizing events during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

New update 29.6.  From the beginning of August, KY’s premises will be at normal use and events can be organized in line with the regulations given by the Finnish Government. Other information is also updated to meet the new regulations given by the Finnish Government. (See the full list of updates at the bottom of the page).

 

New update 14.5.  From the beginning of June, KY begins to reopen its premises step by step to KY Office and volunteers. Other information is also updated to meet the new regulations given by the Finnish Government.

 

New update 31.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-31.5.2020. KY’s associations are also advised to cancel their events for the same time period. Nevertheless, we would like to emphasize that restrictions will be removed earlier if possible. Other information is also updated to meet the new regulations given by the Finnish Government. (See the full list of updates at the bottom of the page).

 

New update 18.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-1.5.2020. KY’s associations are also advised to cancel their events for the same time period.  All contact teaching is paused until 13.4.2020. Also, University’s facilities are closed until 13.4.2020. Other information is also updated to meet regulations given by the Finnish Government. (See the full list of updates at the bottom of the page).

 

New update 17.3. give open feedback on studies. We will take your feedback to the School of Business. Link to the feedback form can be found below.

 

New update 16.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-13.4.2020. Also, KY’s associations should cancel their events for the same time period. Other information is also updated to meet new regulations given by the Finnish Government.

 

New update 13.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-5.4.2020. Also, KY’s associations are recommended to cancel their events during the same time period.

 

New update 12.3. service hours are cancelled, both in Espilä and KY Building, until further notice.