Satakunta regional infectious disease prevention team gathered on Thursday 27 May to assess and to make regional recommendations about the situation in Satakunta. Based on the overall assessment, Rauma is still in the acceleration stage of the epidemic.
The regional team made alleviations to hobby activities. The team also recommends 20 person restrictions to gatherings for municipalities in the acceleration stage. The excecutive covid-team in Rauma addressed the guidelines in its meeting on Friday 28 May.
Hobby activities for people under 20 years of age should be arranged outside when possible. They are also allowed to have activities indoors within their own group or team. They also can start competitive and performative activities on 31 May.
Group activities and competitions are allowed for adults outdoors starting from 31 May.
Matches, competitions, and performances can be arranged to start from Monday 31 May regardless of the epidemiologic situation of the municipality.
Indoor gatherings restricted to 20 people
Due to Rauma being in the acceleration stage, indoor gathering restrictions of 20 people are tighter than what the Regional State Administrative Agency ordered for Satakunta. This follows the recommendations made by the Satakunta regional infectious disease prevention team. The restrictions are in effect until 8 June.
Limited outdoor spaces can have public events and gatherings with up to 50 people.
Saunas operated by the city will open gradually
Beach saunas operated by the city will open gradually starting with Kaljasjärvi and Mantereenpää, which open on 1 June. Pitkäjärvi and Tenhonperä saunas will open on 1 July, and Lillonkari and Noitajärvi will open when the restrictions are lifted.
Indian covid-variant found in Rauma
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has confirmed that the first indian covid-variant in Satakunta has been discovered in Rauma. The infection chain consisted of three people, who were tested at the border when arriving to Finland, and placed in quarantine immediately. The analysis of the sample took three weeks to be confirmed. No additional infections were discovered.