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Information about the COVID-19

This site is updated with information on the COVID-19 regardi​ng the Parliament.

Following measures have been announced related to the containment of the coronavirus:

  • Public gallery of the Plenary Hall was closed from the public on 26 March 2020. It was reopened to the public on 1 March 2022.​​​​
  • Parliamentary committees may consult experts remotely.
  • Visitor's Centre was reopened on 1 March 2022.
  • The Library of Parliament opened with limited services on 4 October 2021.​
Please, visit the page The media in Parliament​ for latest guidelines for journalists.

Parliament's press releases related to the COVID-19

The Library of Parliament opens with limited services on 4.10.2021​ (7.9.2021)

​​Parliament library closed from 26.11.2020 until further notice (24.11.2020)​

Recommendation to use protective face mask in the premises of the Libr​ary of Parliament (21.10.2020)​​​

The Session of the Nordic Council in October has been canceled (20.8.2020)​

Speaker of the Parliament Vehviläinen: Coronavirus will be taken into account in the Parliament’s autumn term​​​ (18.8.2020)​

The Library of Parliament opens with limited services on 3.8.​ (22.7.2020)​

Finnish Grand Committee adopts initial parliamentary position on COVID-19 recovery plan (12.6.2020)​

Parliament accepted financial support to the restaurant industry (26.5.2020)

Parliament decided on closing restaurants (3.4.2020)

Parliament upheld Government decree on travel in Uusimaa (30.3.2020)

Public access to parliament sessions closed (25.3.2020)

Remote work option for Members of Parliament (24.3.2020)

The Speaker’s Council issued new recommendations for MPs (20.3.2020)