[updated Sept 15, 2020, at 17.00]
Internal Task Force
Aalto EE's internal task force is working on a daily basis to review and carefully assess information about the pandemic and its impact around the world from a wide range of sources, such as the WHO, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the Finnish Government and Aalto University, as well as the organizations we work with.
We are applying a so-called hybrid model in program deliveries. This means that a limited number of participants can join the program in the classroom, some will do it online.
You can confidently participate in the programs you have enrolled in, as well as register for future groups. Please do not hesitate to contact the related program staff in case you have any questions or concerns related to your program attendance.
The staff if working both remotely and in the office. The amount of staff in the office is restricted and is monitored closely. There are guidelines for the staff to follow when present at the office.
Guests and traveling
In order to guarantee the safest possible learning environment, if anyone of our staff, faculty or customers have been traveling abroad in the countries where travel restrictions by the Finnish Authorities continue to be in force, a quarantine of 14 days is needed with no exceptions.
Quarantine is required even if
- your return journey to Finland passes through a low-risk country that is not subject to travel restrictions
- you have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.
General instructions to our clients, staff, and partners
We are committed to the safety of our visitors/participants and our staff and want to provide a safe environment for us all. We will take the following measures to secure the safety of our clients and staff, and ask our clients to follow these instructions, too. Please read them carefully before attending your module.
- Arrival. When arriving in the Aalto EE building, please maintain a safety distance at all times. Do reserve some extra time for the arrival. Only one person at a time is allowed in the elevator.
- Masks. Aalto EE staff will be wearing masks in all program deliveries. We require our clients to do the same while at Aalto EE premises. We ask you kindly to have your own mask with you when attending the program module. Aalto EE has a small reserve of masks in case an extra one is needed. Please follow the general instructions on how the mask should be used. Link to WHO’s guidelines.
- Hand hygiene. Please wash your hands meticulously e.g. when arriving from outdoors, before and after meals. We also have several points around our premises for disinfecting your hands. In the bathroom facilities we have soap, hand disinfectant, and disposable hand towels.
- Safety distance. Our training facilities have been arranged so that a two-meter safety distance is maintained while seated. We recommend that during the day, a minimum of one-meter safety distance is maintained in relation to other guests, faculty, and personnel in all situations. Only a few people are allowed in the bathroom facilities at a time. Please maintain the safety distance also in the queuing situations outside the facilities.
- Symptoms. If you suffer from even mild symptoms such as respiratory difficulties, fever etc. known Covid-19 symptoms, we request you to take part in the training online. If you experience symptoms during the training day, please consult our staff. In the case of symptoms occurring, we kindly ask for an immediate departure due to the risk of infection.
- Moving around. We recommend our guests to stay mainly inside own training facility and its immediate proximity, avoiding unnecessary stay in the common areas. There will be other visitor groups in our premises during the training day. Please note that the mask should be worn at all times.
- Catering. During the pandemic, food is served either as individual portions or at a buffet, depending on the guidelines currently in effect. We request to adhere to safety distance when fetching and eating the food. Different classrooms have different times for breaks so that we avoid having too many people fetching food and coffee at the same time.
- Catering personnel. Kitchen and catering personnel use gloves and respiration masks while preparing and handling food items.
- Cleanliness. We take extra caution in disinfecting the bathroom facilities, door handles, and surfaces such as coffee machine touch screens during the day.