UPDATE 5.1.2023: According to Finnish institute for health and welfare instructions of 20 December 2022, the covid-19 virus can be treated in the same way as other respiratory infections. The instructions below regarding the operation of LOAS are no longer valid. Follow the authorities' instructions if you get a respiratory infection. Read more here.


We ask our residents to follow the instructions on preventing Covid-19 from spreading. If you feel sick, it is important that you stay at home.

Covid-19 restrictions have been waived in Finland. However, we hope that you notify the housing office if it is not safe for health to come to your apartment. New residents might move into shared apartments. It may also be necessary for our maintenance to come to the apartment due to fault reports, apartment inspections or other maintenance measures.

Covid-19 exposure or a positive test result
If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, please get yourself tested. During a self isolation it is not allowed to make fault reports. Please follow the instructions from the authorities on how to deal with corona virus prevention, suspicion of infection, or other corona virus related issues. If it´s not safe for health for our maintenance to enter into your apartment, please contact the housing office. Let´s keep student housing safe together!

More information:
South Karelia Social and Health Care District
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare website  

Living in a shared apartment
Wash your hands carefully before and after using the shared areas. Please, clean up after yourself and wipe the surfaces. Agree on rules with your flatmates regarding safety, helping each other and possible coronavirus infection. If you suspect you might have the corona virus, communicate this to your flatmates and get yourself tested. You can connect to the future flatmates via Intra. During possible quarantine/self isolation avoid contacts with other residents of the apartment. 

Please note, that if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, you are under quarantine/self isolation or you have just returned from abroad and need to self-isolate, do not make a fault report. If a fault report, an apartment check list or a termination notice (apartment inspection when moving out) is already done and it is not safe for health for our maintenance to enter into your apartment, contact the housing office. 

Housing office
We serve residents in the office Mon-Fri 12-16. We serve via electronic channels and by phone Mon-Fri from 8 am to 4 pm. The fastest way to contact us is through the Contact us-tool on the intranet. We announce exceptional opening hours on social media channels and website.

Best regards LOAS