Common symptoms of covid-19 are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

Prevent the risk of infection:

  • Practise good hand and cough hygiene.
  • Keep a safety distance of at least 2 metres from others.
  • Wear a mask.
  • When falling ill, stay at home.
  • Take the covid-19 vaccine.

National Institute for Health and Welfare

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is Finland’s national channel for coronavirus information. The THL website provides information on the coronavirus and its prevention, and answers frequently asked questions.

Kymenlaakso recommendations

Read and follow the local recommendations.

Covid-19 vaccinations in Kymenlaakso

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and free of charge in Finland, and it is offered to everyone over the age of 16. COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against the severe form of the disease.

Covid-19 tests

Find the Kymenlaakso coronavirus test locations and follow the instructions on how to apply for a test.

Contact us

You do not need to contact your healthcare provider or apply for a COVID-19 test if your symptoms are mild and your general condition is good. 

COVID-19 self assesment

Apply for a COVID-19 test only if you have symptoms of an infection and in addition taking a test has been recommended by a healthcare professional or you work with patients or you belong to a risk group for severe COVID-19 or you are pregnant. When applying for a test, first carry out a symptom
assessment via the service
or the Coronabot-service.

Kymsote helpline

116 117

If you can’t use online-services,
call the Kymsote helpline.

General emergency number


If your symptoms worsen quickly
or you need more urgent treatment
than on-call care, call the
general emergency number.