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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:

  • Masks are recommended in Committee meetings and all other meetings as well as public areas in the Parliament. On 5 October 2021, Mask recommendation was removed from the Plenary Hall where MPs can decide for themselves whether they choose to wear a mask.
  • Public gallery of the Plenary Hall is closed from the public starting 26 March 2020.
  • Speaker's Council has made health safety ​recommendations for work in plenary sessions. For instance, public gallery is available to MPs to ensure safe physical distance​ in the Plenary Hall. Starting on 5 October 2021, ​all MPs can use their normal seats in the Plenary Hall.​ ​​​​
  • No guided tours of the Parliament House can be arranged for the time being​.
  • All events in the Visitor's Centre are cancelled for now.
  • No meetings or seminars with external participants will be organized in the building.
  • Committee hearings are executed with written statements or remote participation.
  • No trips abroad are executed, and the Committees will not execute any domestic trips.
  • The Library of Parliament will open with limited services on 4 October 2021.
NOTICE: Because of the current COVID-19 situation we can't receive foreign journalists until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. For more information: information(at)parliament​.fi

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)