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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 required in Committee meetings and all other meetings in the Parliament 15 October onwards.
  • Public gallery of the plenary hall is closed starting March 26.
  • MPs now have the option to participate in parliamentary work remotely (but not vote).
  • Speaker's Council has made health safety ​recommendations for work in plenary sessions.
  • All guided tours of the Parliament House are cancelled. 
  • 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 is open with limited services.
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: tiedotus(at)

Parliament's press releases related to the COVID-19

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)