Cultural services focus on safety in autumn 2020

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2020-08-11 16:10

Updated on 21th October 2020

The autumn season has begun at the City of Espoo Cultural Services. The first priority in all cultural activities and events organised by the City of Espoo is our customers’ safety. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and we follow the authorities’ instructions.

Please note that the City of Espoo recommends that everyone over the age of 15 start using face masks in municipal service situations in which it is difficult to avoid close contact. The expanded face mask recommendation concerns Espoo's cultural services as well, e.g. libraries, museums, and cultural centres. Read more: Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa recommend wearing masks when using municipal services

Cultural venues and urban events

The city’s cultural venues have published their programmes, and tickets for the autumn season events are now available. If you buy a ticket through Lippupiste, the Lippupiste online store will save your contact information. If a person who attended the event is diagnosed with a coronavirus infection or suspected of it, the authorities must be able to track the persons who came into contact with them.

The City of Espoo Event and Cultural Services follows the safety guidelines and recommendations of the Regional State Administrative Agency, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the city during the COVID-19 epidemic. The well-being of our audience, performers and employees is our top priority. 

Check the websites of the venues or events for more detailed safety instructions:
Espoo Cultural Centre
Kannusali
Karatalo
Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora
Sello Hall
Exhibition Centre WeeGee

KAMU Espoo City Museum

The Espoo City Museum KAMU has welcomed visitors to its locations since the beginning of June. Guided tours will be held in the autumn. They will be held outdoors insofar as possible and for smaller groups than before. As the museum’s office staff will continue to partially work from home, please arrange meetings with them beforehand. The museum aims to organise its expert lectures as online events from now on.

Good care is taken of safe distances and hand hygiene at KAMU’s exhibition spaces. The museum premises are cleaned more intensely than before and the staff has been instructed to take excellent care of hygiene.

Please do not visit our museums if you feel ill. 

Check the website of each museum for more detailed instructions:
KAMU at WeeGee
Farmstead Museum Glims
Pentala Archipelago Museum

Tapiola Sinfonietta

The Tapiola Sinfonietta will carry out the 2020–21 concert season under exceptional arrangements to ensure safe distances and enhanced hygiene. Due to the coronavirus situation, there is only a limited number of tickets for sale, and season tickets will not be sold for the 2020 autumn season. The concerts will have no intervals.

Read more: Special arrangements for Tapiola Sinfonietta concerts

Libraries

Some of the makerspaces in Espoo-based libraries are opened for customers’ independent use on Monday, 10 August. Customers can now make reservations for 3D printers, sewing machines and media workstations. Read more in this news article.