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Social work and visits to family services restricted – doctors’ and nurses’ receptions at Gerby and Ristinummi closed

Visits to residential units for people with disabilities and to mental health and substance abuse residential services units, day and work activities for people with disabilities, and child protection units, will all be limited to the closest contact persons until 31 October 2020. In addition, doctors’ and nurses’ receptions at Gerby and Ristinummi health stations will remain closed until 1 November 2020.

Visits to residential units for the disabled and mental health and substance abuse residential services units, day and work activities for people with disabilities as well as child protection units are limited, as far as possible, to the closest contact persons and families due to the coronavirus situation. We recommend that relatives and close contacts keep in touch through phone calls and video communications.

– There is currently no actual ban on visits to child protection units. Family members who visit or participate in the care of their relatives should follow the instructions received from the staff. In addition, the general strong face mask recommendation must be considered, confirms the director of social work and family services, Erkki Penttinen.

Visits to units are arranged in a limited and safe manner

Visits are mainly limited to the closest contact persons and family of the resident. Visits to units only take place in the guest’s own room or in a space specifically designated for the visit, and the unit’s common living areas are avoided.

Visitors must wear a face mask during the entire visit. In addition, all visitors must be certain that they have not been exposed to the coronavirus or have any flu-like symptoms.

At the residential units, it is also possible to go for a walk with the client or arrange a meeting with the family in homelike conditions. A strong recommendation is that home-based appointments also take place outdoors or otherwise safely to prevent possible infections.

A face mask should always be worn in public places, such as a shop or pharmacy, or in situations where adequate safe social distancing cannot be maintained.

Nurses’ and doctors’ receptions at Gerby and Ristinummi health stations closed until 1 November

Patients will be notified of cancellations by telephone. Gerby children’s clinic and dental care will continue to run normally. At Ristinummi, the children’s clinic, dental care and nurse’s wound care clinic will operate normally. Likewise, the telephone service numbers of health stations work normally.

Published: 15.10.2020