05.05.2020 The City of Rauma is preparing to gradually open education, culture and leisure services The Finnish Government decided on Monday May 4 on a policy to gradually lift restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The City of Rauma is preparing to gradually open education, culture and leisure services in a controlled manner. Restrictions concerning general upper secondary schools, vocational schools, higher education institutions, and liberal education will remain in force until 13 May. The Government recommends that universities, universities of applied sciences, upper secondary schools, vocational schools, liberal adult education, and basic adult education institutes continue distance teaching until the end of the semester. Rauma Lyseo upper secondary school will continue in distance teaching until the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Rauma Adult Education Center will start contact teaching in May 15 with reading and writing classes. Restrictions on the organisation of basic education in the arts will remain in force until 13 May, after which their premises will be opened correspondingly for contact teaching. Individual and small group teaching in the Music Institute will continue with contact teaching on 15 May. Early childhood music education choirs, orchestras and music clubs will continue in distance teaching until the end of the semester. No events or concerts are held. Guardians will be notified separately of practical arrangements. News from the city’s website should also be followed in www.rauma.fi The library will start lending out book bags According to the Government’s policy, books can be lent out but libraries cannot yet be physically opened to customers. Experimental lending of book bags will start in the central library on 11 May. With the book bags, the customer will contact the library and request books on loan. The librarians will loan the books on the customer’s library card and the customer must collect the bags on the agreed-upon time. More information on the library’s website. The goal is to open the library to customers in the beginning of June. The library bus will also begin service at the same time. Sports facilities will open gradually Outdoor sports facilities will open on 14 May taking into account the 10 person group restrictions. The winter practice hall will be open to schools. Sports services will inform about the use of the facilities in more detail on their website. Sports facilities are meant to be opened for hobby and competition use on 1 June so that the 50-person group restriction will be taken into account. The swimming hall will remain closed until 17 August. Rauma Culture and museum services will prepare to open the city’s museums on 1 June with limitations. Information on basic and pre-primary education and after school activities will be given separately on a later date.