Corona virus

Diak’s campuses are closed until 11 April 2021 

Because the corona situation remains alarming in Finland, Diak’s task force on corona situation has decided that campuses remain closed until 11 April 2021. The task force decided earlier that the campuses are closed between 8 and 28 March. According to the update, the campuses will be opened 12 April 2021. 

Diak updated its corona instructions

The coronavirus situation has worsened across the country in recent weeks. All of Diak’s campus locations are either in the phase of accelerating or spreading the corona epidemic, or close to moving to these phases. For this reason, Diak has also updated its corona instructions.

Helsinki campus closed until 28 February 2021

Diak’s task force for corona situation has decided that Helsinki campus is closed until 28 February 2021. 

Diak’s Helsinki campus closed 19 Feb 2021

Diak’s Helsinki campus is closed 19 February 2021, because on Wednesday 17 of February there has been a person in the premises who has later been tested COVID-19 positive.

Distance teaching continues until the end of spring semester in Diak

Diak’s corona task force has aligned that distance teaching and learning continues in Diak until the end of spring term (30 June 2021). The task force estimates that the covid-19 situation will not improve significantly during the next few months because the vaccinations of the population have started slowly, and the new coronavirus variant has emerged.

Teaching in Diak is organised mostly online until the end of February

Diak’s task force on corona situation has decided that teaching continues mostly online until the end of February 2021. The task force continues to follow the development of the corona situation and to monitor national as well as regional alignments closely. It will adjust the guidelines when needed.

Important updates to Diak’s corona instructions 

The corona situation has gotten worse especially in the capital region. A large amount of new COVID-19 cases can be tracked to situations that feel familiar and safe. 

UAS rectors and student unions appeal to students to stop the spread of coronavirus

Finland’s coronavirus situation is rapidly deteriorating, and there are also chains of infection among students at universities of applied sciences. This has led to an increase in distance learning and even to the closure of campuses in different parts of Finland.

Masks are worn in general exams

Diak wants to ensure the safety of all students, because also students at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 might participate the exam. Therefore, masks are worn in general exams as of 1st October. We also remind students and staff on acting in a responsible manner at campuses.

Diak recommends downloading contact tracing app Koronavilkku

Diak recommends that its students and staff take Koronavilkku application into use. The app helps to trace chains of infection and to ensure safety at campuses.