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Jyväskylä’s community centres start the autumn in a happy mood

The Kortteli Club and the Piippuranta Club have re-opened in August, after the summer break. Several volunteer-run groups have already started meeting, and from the beginning of September, local community centres will be buzzing again. As usual, open and free activities for all ages are organised on weekdays.

Programmes from babies to grannies

Playdates bring families with children together again to meet each other.

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Lapsia ja aikuisia pöydän vieressä ulkona talon seinustalla. Image Petteri Kivimäki

City of Jyväskylä coronavirus recommendations extended until 17 January 2021

On 17 December The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland issued an order that the number of participants in public events should be limited to 10 people as of 22 December. The order is valid until 17 January 2021. The order has an impact on the City of Jyväskylä's operations.

The performances of the Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyväskylä Sinfonia are cancelled until 17 January 2021.

Kaksi naista maskit kasvoillaan ostoskeskuksessa. Image Sami Lamminaho

The City of Jyväskylä continues to tackle coronavirus testing backlog and recommends that people wear face masks on public transport and at mass gatherings

The government and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have recently issued new recommendations on face mask use. Under the new rules, face masks are to be worn on public transport and while attending a coronavirus testing facility. THL has ruled that face masks are not suitable for children, and the guidance on face coverings applies to people aged 15 and over. The City of Jyväskylä additionally recommends that people wear face masks while attending large gatherings involving people who have travelled there from a number of different areas and if social distancing cannot be observed.

City of Jyväskylä continues to tackle coronavirus testing backlog

Jyväskylä’s coronavirus testing service has been overwhelmed with demand,

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Lapsi saippuoi käsiään. A child is washing hands. Image Pirjo Ala-Hynnilä

Backlog in coronavirus testing in Jyväskylä – if you have mild symptoms of cold you can stay at home, you do not need to be tested

The number of coronavirus tests in Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen has increased since the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare urged municipalities to expand coronavirus testing. Jyväskylä now has a backlog of people with mild symptoms of cold or with no symptoms at all waiting to be tested for the coronavirus.

Only people who have symptoms that suggest they may have caught the coronavirus (fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, diarrhoea, an

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Family classes a great way to prepare for the birth of your baby

Family coaching in English for first-time families will start in Jyväskylä - residents in other parts of the region are also welcome.

The City of Jyväskylä maternity clinics give coaching in English for families expecting a baby.

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Etualalla vauva katsoo ja ihmettelee, taustalla aikuisia ja piirtävä lapsi. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen