Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk (updated 15.9.)
Oamk will continue studies with a hybrid model until further notice. However, a large amount of classes are planned to be held as contact lessons. We are constantly monitoring the situation and decisions on individual classes will be made by the teachers.
We recommend face masks and safety distances indoors. We warmly remind you to get vaccinationed. Vaccinations allow us to ensure that we can continue to be on campus safely.
Take Koronavilkku application into use. It is is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus.
Oamk follows the coronavirus situation and in contingency planning for the coronavirus the instructions and recommendations of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) and other authorities. We are updating this page with information about the coronavirus and Oamk´s guidelines for preparedness.
Coronavirus vaccinations on campuses
What to do if you suspect a coronavirus infection?
Lectures and practical training
Student, please check from the Moodle, school e-mail and Schedules how the lectures and tutoring is organised in your courses. With remote teaching we aim at safeguarding progress of studies and safety of students and staff.
Every unit of Oamk will give its own guidelines and instruct their students regarding their practical training.
Student services and admission services desks are closed – digital services and other contact possibilities available as usual. Study councelling will be carried out remotely (e.g. through AC, telephone and email).
You do not have to return books immediately and no late fees will accumulate during the library closure. The customer can renew his/her loans in Finna or ask for a renewal by email/chat/telephone. Students and staff can borrow essential library books starting from 25.3. Read more: library to open in phases on 1 June and library services during the COVID-19 situation.
Exam rooms open on 14 May. Read the specific instructions.
On Kela’s website you can check the student restaurants and on restaurant’s webpages you can check its opening hours.
Student exchange during coronavirus pandemic
International student exchange will take place normally in spring 2022 (second semester). Physical staff and teacher exchanges are not possible at the moment.
Incoming exchange students
Incoming students are responsible in checking the COVID-19 guidelines of the authorities from both their home countries and their destination countries. In Oamk we are following the guidelines of the local authorities. These are being updated continually. For the latest information, please consult our information for travelling and arriving, and for staying at Oamk.
According to latest information, teaching in spring is arranged in principle on campus. There might also be some distance teaching. Incoming students must be present in Oulu, virtual exchange is not possible. Incoming students have been instructed to agree on the completion methods with persons responsible for their courses. More information on incoming student exchange.
Outgoing exchange students
Outgoing students are responsible in checking the COVID-19 guidelines of the local authorities. Also, the host institution updates their own COVID-19 restrictions thus informing students on their particular guidelines. Students are recommended to take out a comprehensive insurance policy and possibly avoid going to certain countries. This may concern for example the countries in which the virus spreads actively or the incidence of COVID-19 is significantly higher than in Finland. More information on outgoing student exchange.
Incoming and outgoing staff and teacher exchange
It is not possible to visit Oamk from countries that the public authorities have imposed travel restrictions or restrictive recommendations. If equipment maintenance, installation or other short-term visit is necessary by a visitor from a country on which the authorities have imposed travel restrictions, the Directors of the Schools may grant special permit for a short visit. We are following the guidelines of the local authorities: visitors are required to undertake a COVID-19 test or stay in quarantine upon their arrival.
As a rule, travelling abroad is not possible for Oamk staff members. In exceptional circumstances, when travel is necessary, with permission from the director of the school, it is possible to travel to those countries that are not subject to travel restrictions imposed by public authorities. On a case-by-case basis, the immediate superior or director of the school/unit will evaluate the risks associated with travel versus the benefits to be achieved. The trips of the management are approved by the vice-rector or rector. When returning from abroad, the public authorities´ quarantine guidelines will be followed.
- Ministry for Foreign Affairs website for the latest travel advisories
- Instructions of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare on travel and the coronavirus pandemic
International Mobility Services
Oamk follows the given instructions on organizing events.
Oamk will inform about organising entrance examinations nearer to entrance examination dates.
Staff members and students of Oamk are not recommended to travel abroad. Employees and students returning from abroad are required to follow self-quarantine recommendations. Read more on THL's website: Travel and the coronavirus pandemic.
Visits from abroad to Oamk (18.11.)
Exam rooms open on 14 May – otherwise campuses remain closed (11.5., updated 22.5.)
Electronic exams cancelled (31.3.)
Oulu Evangelical Lutheran Parish Union: We will be there to support you during your distance learning and working hours (published 16.3., added to page 19.3.)
Arene: Changes in the student admission process, but selections made despite coronavirus (published 17.3., added to page 18.3.)
Oamk´s campuses are closing down, activities will continue (17.3., updated 3.4.)
Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk - current issues (4.3., last updated 12.3.)
Instructions for students
Student, you are taken care of (24.4.)
Support to students of Oamk (7.4.)
Greetings from Campus Study Counsellors! (25.3., added to page 30.3.)
Instructions for the students of Professional Teacher Education (18.3., updated 3.4.)
Instructions for Business students (last updated 15.3. 7.11 pm)
Instructions for Information Technology students (last updated 16.3. 2.19 pm)
ICT Service News
VPN for students (16.4.)
Information about restaurants in Oamk
What to do if you suspect a coronavirus infection?
Symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection are similar to those of ordinary respiratory infections and influenza, such as fever, cough, muscle aches and shortness of breath. More information on the following websites: the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and City of Oulu.