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Advice for the elderly on the coronavirus situation 

Instructions for everyday life for persons over the age of 70 during the coronavirus epidemic:

  • Follow the general guidelines to reduce the risk of infection

  • Keep in touch with your loved ones. However, you should continue to be careful about close contact and use your discretion

  • Take care of your health: be outside, exercise, eat a variety of foods and eat regularly.
  • See to the treatment of possible chronic diseases; do not cancel doctor’s appointments unnecessarily.

Advice for the elderly on the coronavirus situation 06 828 7288

Persons who are over 70 years old can call the number if they have questions about the coronavirus situation. The helpline answers practical questions about the coronavirus situation such as "where can I order delivery of groceries" or "How can I get my medicine from the pharmacy".

Open during weekdays Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

Please do not call number 06 828 7288 if you suspect a coronavirus infection or need advice on treatment - Soite’s coronavirus helpline helps you with these questions.

Soite’s advice line 06 828 7499

Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite’s advice line for suspected coronavirus infections is available every day 8-16 on 06 828 7499.

If you suspect that you have contracted coronavirus, you can ask for information and advice on the advice line. You will also receive further instructions, if the infection is probable. The telephone service doesn´t give general health advice.

Other times, call Soite’s on-call services: Soite's common emergency clinic (yhteispäivystys) phone 06 826 4500 outside of office hours.

National telephone service 0295 535 535

A national telephone service provides general information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The primary target group of the service are those who are unable to access information on the Internet. 

The telephone advice service is open on weekdays from 8 to 21 and on Saturdays from 9 to 15. The service is currently available in Finnish and, where possible, also in Swedish and English. The service will be expanded according to developments in the coronavirus situation.

The national telephone service does not give health advice or instructions to callers who have acute symptoms.

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Updated 13/07/2020 | Send feedback | Print