Information about the Corona-measures in Pyhä.
- Press release 16th of Feb, 2021
- Safety and guidelines in COVID-19 pandemic
- Pyhä Ski Resort operations during the pandemic
- The Lapland tourist destination level Covid-19 risk management model
- Enjoying outdoor fun in the National Park
UPDATE 17.2.2021 to the release below
If you've been at Calsberg House on Pyhätunturi on February 9, 2021, apply for the corona test without delay.
The source of the coronavirus infections has been traced to the music night at Carlsberg House on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. As outcome of that event there are several infections and further infections as well. The tracing work is still partly in progress.
According to the release below yesterday, as of February 9, 2021, the Pyhätunturi area may have been exposed to the coronavirus in restaurants and indoors, as well as in other close contacts. If you get any mild symptoms, apply for a test.
PRESS RELEASE 16th of FEB
Several cases of Covid-19 disease have been reported in the Pyhätunturi area. Tracing is in progress and the source of the infection is not yet known. Mass exposure has been possible since Wednesday 9.2. whenever several people have been present in the same space, covering restaurants as well as other interiors.
Apply for the test immediately if you have any symptoms. While waiting for test time, minimize contacts with other people. Pre-consider contact and mass exposure opportunities for the two days prior to symptoms to facilitate tracing.
If you have any symptoms, DO NOT go to public places.
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE IN LUOSTO
Wed 10.2. at 20:00 - 22:00 Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi restaurant facilities
Thu 11.2. at 20:00 - 21:00 Restaurant Punakettu
Fri 12.2. at 18:00 - 22:15 Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi meeting room auditorium
Sat 13.2. at 17:00 - 18:30 Restaurant Punakettu
Persons who may have been present during these times will be asked to monitor their condition and apply for the test at a very low threshold.
The situation is being updated at pyha.fi and luosto.fi sites, social media channels on Facebook and Instagram: @visitluosto and @visitpyhalapland
We remind everyone to take care of the guidelines that are best followed to prevent the virus from spreading.
- Just travel healthy.
- Apply for a test immediately if there are symptoms.
- Keep safety distances.
- Wear a face mask.
- Coughed right.
- Remember hand hygiene.
- Follow the situation.
When planning a holiday in Pyhä:
- Please carefully consider if your trip is absolutely necessary. Do not travel if any symptoms like this occur: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fatigue runny nose, nausea, diarrhea. Loss of the sense of smell and/or taste have also been reported as symptoms of a COVID-19 infection.
- Make sure you follow all the rules your own region has issued. It is necessary to use face masks on all public transport and in indoor areas where safe social distancing cannot be adhered to.
- For a couple of weeks before the beginning of your trip, try to avoid all situations where you could be exposed to the coronavirus. Situations such as these are all public gatherings where safe distancing cannot be guaranteed. For instance, bars, shopping centres and group sports and pastimes. You must also avoid these situations while you are here.
- Only come here if you are healthy.
If you become ill while you are here, even with the slightest of symptoms (e.g. sore throat, runny nose, cough, diarrhoea, changes in taste and smell), you must immediately go to the nearest coronavirus test station and remain in quarantine until you have received your test results.
- If you meet anyone belonging to a risk group, make sure that everyone wears face masks for the entire duration of the visit.
When on holiday still remember to protect yourself and others:
- Wear a mask in public transport, where close contacts cannot always be avoided. Put the mask on your face well before stepping on board a public transportation vehicle.
- Avoid crowds and maintain at least a one to two-metre distance from other people. This applies especially indoors.
- Wash your hands with water and soap often and carefully, for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if washing your hands is not an option. Hand sanitizer is available in area's service points.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
- Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and put the tissue in the bin immediately after use. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.
DOWNLOAD THE KORONAVILKKU-APPLICATION
Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus. If you have a coronavirus test and are diagnosed as infected, you can use the app to share this anonymously with those you have been in close contact with. Your privacy is strongly protected.
More information and dircetions how to download here: https://koronavilkku.fi/en/
POSSIBLE INFECTION WHILE YOU ARE IN PYHÄ?
Do the Coronavirus symptom checker. Fill in this form if you suspect that you have caught coronavirus. Answer the questions carefully and truthfully.
This form will help you check whether you might have a coronavirus infection. It gives you advice whether you need to see a doctor or a nurse. It also gives advice on how to stop the virus from spreading.
Take the COVID-19-test in the Pelkosenniemi health center or in Sodankylä welfare center Sopukka. Always make an appointment to take the test. Do not spread a potential virus by visiting your health center, but wait and follow the instructions given on the phone.
Contact information and opening hours for the COVID-19-test:
Pelkosenniemi health care center tel. +358 40 563 8131. Open from Mon-Fri 8-13:30.
During Christmas and New Year holiday season Pelkosenniemi health care center is open as below:
Mon 21.12. - Tue 22.12. from 8 to 14:45.
Wed 23.12. from 8 to 12:00.
Thu 24.12. - Sun 27.12. closed.
Mon 28.12. - Wed 30.12. from 8:00 to 14:45.
Thu 31.12. from 8 to 12:00.
Fri 1.1. - Sun 3.1.2021 closed.
Kemijärvi welfare center Lapponia tel. +358 - 40 579 9243. Lapponia is open Mon-Sun from 8 to 16. Plese book the time to the test online https://kemijarvi.eaika.fi/cov...
Sodankylä welfare center Sopukka tel. +358 40 128 5295. Sopukka is open Mon-Sun from 8 to 21.
Result of the COVID19-test are obtained within a day, and while waiting the test result the patient should stay indoors, in quarantine like conditions.
In case you are facing a normal flu symptom, you may stay at home treatment. Please do not spread exposure to others by restricting your visits to public areas. Avoid contact with other people and crowded places.
More information about the Current coronavirus situation in Finland: www.thl.fi
At our ski resorts, we always follow official guidelines issued by the authorities and make every effort to ensure that our customers also follow instructions and recommendations. Skiing is an outdoor sport, which means safe distances can be easily maintained on the slopes. We are constantly working towards ensuring a safe holiday at our resorts by, for example, the following measures:
- At Pyhä, the fast chairlifts take3–6minutes and therefore the time spent on the chairs falls below the 15-minute exposure time.
- On the chairlifts, customers must leave an empty seat between different groups to maintain a safe distance.It is recommended customers wear a face mask.
- Please take the t-bar alone or with a person who belongs in the same group.
- Please maintain a safe distance from other customers in the lift queues. We remind our customers of this by repeating announcements and signs.
- SkiPatrolis actively monitoring lift queues and making sure safe distances are maintained in the queues.
- Sales of services are always directed to online stores when possible, and contactless payment is recommended at indoor sales counters.It is also possible to buy tickets outdoors.
- It is recommended customers wear a face mask at all times in public indoor spaces and outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained.
- Hand sanitizer and face masks are available for customers at equipment rentals, ticket offices and shops. Additionally, cleaning of surfaces and equipment has been enhanced.
- The number of customers inside equipment rentals is restricted.
- The staff have been divided into “coronavirus bubbles” to prevent the spread of the disease.
- In close contacts with customers, staff always wears a face mask or visor.
- During the season2020–2021 , there is a limited number of international groups of professional athletes practising and competing in the fell area.Groups of professional athletes are categorised as so-called special groups and they can enter the country only through a special procedure approved by the authorities. All professional athletes arriving in the area are required to have a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test result.
Customers are actively instructed to follow the guidelines set by the authorities in order to ensure a safe stay at the area.We hope for constant cooperation with our customers to ensure a safe time at the slopes.
The Lapland tourist destination level Covid-19 risk management model has been developed in extensive co-operation in Lapland with various authorities and tourism developers. The model was originally developed to secure international group tourism to Lapland so that the risk of the disease spreading to the population, tourism employee and tourists is minimized.
COVID-19 risk management measures are based on a risk analysis, in which the contact points along the customer's path are estimated with a four-step risk analysis. If the customer's point of contact falls into the “medium” or “high” risk level, more stringent protection measures than the general line are required. Each company must make a risk analysis and risk management plans based on the Lapland tourist destination level Covid-19 risk management model.
Operating according to the model the company shows that they want to act responsibly and take into account the risks caused by Covid-19 in its operations, and strives to operate in a safe manner in various customer service situations. We list here the companies in our resort that have made a risk analysis based in the the model and returned the completed forms to Visit Pyhä-Luosto ry.
- A La Carte Lapland Oy/safarihouse
- Ilona (shop)
- Healing Room Susannea
- Jaakkola Reindeer Farm
- Kairankutsu Oy - Call of the Wilderness
- Kutilan Liikenne
- Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi
- Lapland Safaris Luosto
- Lapland Ski Resort Luosto
- Parkside Pyhä
- Central booking agency Pyhähippu Oy
- Pyhä Ski Resort
- Pyhä Medical Centre Bene
- Pyhä Medical Service
- Pyhä-Luosto Travel Ltd
- Pyhän Asteli Resort
- Pyhän Hiuspiste (hairdresser)
- Puhätunturin Tupa
- Restaurant Aihki
- Restaurant Huttuhippu
- Restaurant Huttu-Uula
- Restaurant Kopara
- Restaurant LuostonHovi
- Restaurant Punakettu
- Restaurant Tsokka
- Restaurant Vaisko
- Sportbar Pyhä
- Sunday Morning Resort
- Tilausliikenne K. Tervola Ky (charter transfers)
Coronavirus guidelines concerning outdoor fun in the National Park
Latest guidelines from Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19 will be updated here. Keep posted on updates: www.nationalparks.fi/coronavirusguidelines.