notification: Topical information on the COVID-19 situation

notification: Topical information on the COVID-19 situation and guidelines of Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College

20.9.2020

In the Helsinki metropolitan area, the coronavirus epidemic is accelerating and one student at Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College has been tested positive for coronavirus this week. In accordance with the instructions provided by the authorities, all necessary measures have been taken for students and staff members at risk of exposure.

At the end of last week, the authorities issued new recommendations for actions that will also be taken into account and followed at Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College.

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The amount of distance learning will be increased in the third period

For now, the campuses of Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College remain open, but

the amount of distance learning carried out via iPerho will be increased in the learning solutions used in the third period that will begin on October 5, 2020.

Perho’s staff members will plan the distance teaching so that contact will be kept with each student. In addition, a sufficient amount of contact teaching will be provided at the campuses to support learning, and safety will be taken into account at all times. With these solutions, we reduce the number of students on campus at the same time as well as the risk of infection related to travelling to and from school.

At Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College, the culinary, tourism, and business education is provided via various learning solutions and implementation methods. Your personal career counsellor will provide you with more information on the programme and schedules for the third period. Please note that due to the development of the COVID-19 situation, the programme and schedules may change rapidly.

Please actively follow our Wilma messages and the communication channels concerning your field of education.

We strongly recommend the use of a face mask to everyone

  • moving about in the public indoor areas (corridors and lobbies) at Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College, as many other students also use those facilities.
  • during teaching that is conducted at a group’s own classroom or another working facility. We understand that it may be difficult to use a face mask but it is nevertheless recommended.
  • when travelling on trains, buses, or other forms of public transport to school/home and other places.   It is important to continue to take account of the current recommendation of using a face mask.

In the Helsinki metropolitan area, the recommendation also applies extensively to crowded public spaces (e.g., shops and libraries).

The students must acquire the face masks for themselves. Shops offer a wide range of face masks, and it is also possible to ask the municipality for the opportunity to get face masks.

COVID-19-related rules and guidelines to be followed at Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College

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Together we are all responsible for the safety of the Perho school community and the prevention of the spread of the disease. Please also exercise caution and follow the COVID-19 guidelines in connection with hobbies and other activities outside the school. We want to continuously improve the safety of Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College in these rapidly changing conditions.

We are constantly monitoring the health and education authorities’ guidelines on the coronavirus situation and, e.g., the use of face masks. If new official guidelines are issued later, we will evaluate the guidelines of Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College on their basis.

If you have a suggestion or idea for the improvement of our common safety, do not hesitate to share it with us.

Topical information on the COVID-19 situation and guidelines of Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College – for further details, contact

Juha Ojajärvi
Principal
+358 (0)400 939 269

Marja Hemmi
Hospitality and Culinary Education
+358 (0)40 480 5577

Satu Sandman
Tourism Education
+358 (0)40 775 3266

Katriina Klén
Business Education
+358 (0)50 366 6711

In the Helsinki metropolitan area, the recommendation also applies extensively to crowded public spaces

Checklist for using a face mask

  • Test different masks to find a model that best fits your face and allows you to breath comfortably.
  • Carry with you as many masks as you need during the day.
  • Carry with you a bottle of hand sanitiser and extra masks, if necessary.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands before putting on a new or clean mask.
  • Place the mask on your face in good time before boarding a transport vehicle.
  • Make sure that the mask fits tightly on your face and covers the mouth, nose, and chin.
  • Do not touch or move the mask under your chin or on your forehead during use.
  • If you touch the mask during use, wash or disinfect your hands before and after touching.
  • Do not reapply a used face mask.
  • Replace the mask with a new one if it gets moist or dirty.
  • Remove the mask with clean hands by grabbing the strings. Do not touch the outside of the mask.
  • Throw the disposable mask into the dustbin directly after use, and place the reusable cloth mask in a plastic bag or the washing machine.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands after removing the mask.
  • After use, always wash the cloth mask at 60 degrees or boil it for five minutes in water that contains some detergent. Rinse the mask and let it dry in fresh air.