INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 SITUATION IN SEDU
10.1.2022 International mobility in Sedu is cancelled until the end of February 2022
The COVID-19 situation in Finland and abroad has deteriorated significantly during the past weeks. In managing the epidemic, Finland has returned to extensive restrictions and recommendations which are guided by national legislation. The authorities regularly reassess the need for restrictions. Further spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is being prevented primarily through local and regional measures.
Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education Sedu decided on several measures on the 10th of January 2022 to prevent the virus from spreading. One of the measures is that all international student and staff mobilities to and from Sedu will be cancelled until the end of February 2022. During this time, Sedu will neither host international visitors nor organize school related travels abroad. Sedu continues to follow the COVID-19 situation and make further decisions in the upcoming weeks.
4.2.2021 Sedu continues the ban on international mobility until the end of July 2021.
8.10.2020 Sedu moves part of the education online due to the increse in COVID-19 cases
Since the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the region, Sedu has decided to operate in a hybrid mode. This means that part of the education will be organised online, but contact education will also be offered. The decreased amount of students going daily to the campuses will hopefully help us to prevent the exposure to the virus.
If the COVID-19 situation gets worse, Sedu is on standby to move all education online rapidly.
- Using a face mask is highly recommended whenever holding a safe distance (1,5 metres) is not possible.
- Washing your hands often is necessary and helps to prevent the virus from spreading
- Cough and sneeze hygienically
Information about the coronavirus situation and the measures taken can be found here: www.sedu.fi/koronainfo/ (in Finnish only).
8.9.2020 Sedu continues the ban on international mobility until the end of December 2020
During this time Sedu International Services aims to improve and develop ways to offer Internationalisation at Home for students.
18.6.2020 Sedu cancels all international mobility until the end of October 2020
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 Sedu has decided to continue the ban on international mobility. Sedu will not organize exhchanges nor will it host international visitors during the above mentioned time. The situation regarding mobilities during late 2020 as well as the plans for Spring 2021 will be evaluated during September 2020.
The schools are closed in Finland until 13 May, and possibly longer depending on the developments in the virus situation. During the distance learning period , students will learn new digital skills and how to take more responsibility of their own learning. You can read how the students are feeling about the situation in the Erasmus+ -funded SWIRL project's newsletter. SWIRL newsletter issue#5 April 2020
Following the Finnish government restrictions, Sedu continues to offer education online until 13th May 2020.
Due to the coronavirus situation, all of Sedu's education will be offered online until 13th April 2020.
11.3.2020 Sedu cancels all international mobility until the end of June 2020
Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education Sedu has been actively following the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Today, after careful consideration, Sedu has decided to cancel all international student and staff mobilities between 11th March and 31st July 2020.
During this time, Sedu will neither host international visitors nor organize school related travels abroad.
The ongoing mobility periods will be carried out as planned, unless we receive different instructions from the authorities.
Please read more:
Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
Finnish institute for Health and Welfare THL
Contact our International Office if you wish to have more information.