A summary of the current guidelines:
- Entrance doors to the facilities will be closed, and access is possible only with a personal access key.
- In principle, teaching is organised completely remotely.
- Teaching that is impossible or unreasonably difficult to organise remotely in order to complete the study attainment will be arranged on campus in groups of max 10 people. The permission to organise contact teaching must be applied from the director of the unit (i.e. the dean, or vice rector for education as regards the Open Campus) or from the person who has been authorised by the director of the unit.
- If it is considered absolutely critical in terms of the attainment of learning objectives that contact teaching or practices, rehearsals and performances connected to teaching have over 10 participants despite the risks, the permission for contact teaching to be organised in the university’s facilities is granted by the director of the unit (i.e. the dean, or vice rector for education as regards the Open Campus).
- Artistic activities will continue in the university’s facilities, but people from outside the university community are not allowed in the audience.
- For the most part, other work will continue remotely.
You can read the full version of Uniarts Helsinki’s current guidelines in the main news article on Artsi, titled How coronavirus affects the University
The next time that the preparedness team will convene will be on Thursday, 7 January, when the team will decide on the guidelines that will be valid starting from 18 January. The goal is to make decisions that enable the planning of teaching and artistic activities for as long a period as possible with consideration to the information available at the time.
Limited library services during January, only self-service hours
There are only limited library services available between 11 and 31 January in Helsinki: the library is only open as a self-service library, which means that there will be no customer service in person. Only Uniarts Helsinki students, researchers and staff members can use the library, and access to the library facilities is allowed only with a personal access key.
The libraries will be closed during the Christmas break from 19 December 2020 to 10 January 2021.
The university’s opening hours during Christmas time
During the holiday season, access to Uniarts Helsinki’s facilities is possible only with a personal access key, as has been the policy since 30 November, and only due to a valid reason, e.g. working in a studio or instrument practice. Everyone should avoid staying in the facilities without a justified reason.
Visitors to the university’s facilities must follow the safety measures and practices issued by the university. When visiting the Töölö Campus, you must have a valid Peppi reservation to enter the facilities.
Töölö Campus (M, N, and R Building)
- 24–27 Dec: in principle, the buildings will be closed.
- 28 Dec–10 Jan: the building’s attendant will be present from 9:00 to 16:45. Visits to the facilities are possible only with a personal access key.
- Using the facilities requires a valid room reservation.
- 24 Dec–4 Jan: The Academy of Fine Arts info desk will be closed. Visits to the facilities are possible only with a personal access key.
- 24–27 Dec: The Kookos Building of the Theatre Academy will be closed. Kookos will be open from 28 December to 10 January Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 17:00.
- Visits to the facilities are possible only with a personal access key. Using the facilities requires a valid room reservation.
Coronavirus coordinator is on duty also during Christmas time
Uniarts Helsinki’s coronavirus coordinator can be reached also during the holiday season by phone 02 9447 4100 (no text messages to this number) and by email email@example.com. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please inform the university’s on-call coronavirus coordinator immediately.
More information on what to do if you get infected is available on the page Procedure when infected.