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Update on coronavirus epidemic 27.4.2020


The restrictions on gatherings in order to curb the spread of the corona pandemic also affect events organized by the City of Kokkola. The City has decided to cancel and/or postpone public events that are organized by the CIty and were planned for June and July. The City also recommends that other event organizers will take into account the Finnish Government's guidelines that will be outlined at the beginning of May, in their own planning.

Library book return slots will open – libraries stay closed at least until 13 May

The Kokkola city library will start accepting material via the book returns slots on Monday 27 April. Hand hygiene, is the most important thing when returning books and other material. The City’s libraries, including the mobile library and self-service libraries, will remain closed.  According to current information, libraries may open on 14 May. It is not possible to borrow books or collect reservations, at the moment. Reservations can be collected when the libraries are opened.

The library offers e-material (books, audio books, music) even while the libraries are closed. You can find the e-material on the library website and the web library

No overdue fees are collected between 18 March and 13 May. Borrowed material can be renewed on The library may also be contacted by telephone and e-mail on weekdays between 9:00 and 16:00.

•                          Main library: 040 806 5124 or 040 806 5142,

•                          Koivuhaka library: 040 806 8449,

•                          Kälviä library: 040 806 5233,

•                          Lohtaja library: 040 806 5229,

•                          Libraries in Ullava and Rahkonen: 050 443 6903,

Tips for physical activity

The Kokkola sports services has compiled a wide range of tips for physical activity for all ages (in Finnish) on its website

”You shouldn’t stop exercising, even though sports and exercise groups and courses are currently on a break due to the corona virus, instead you should continue it at home”, says Lotta Nyqvist head of sports services. When outdoors, the recommendations given, such as sufficient distance to others and exercising alone, with someone or with the family, must be followed.

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