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COVID-19 passport introduced at public events at Helmet libraries 


Due to the worsened COVID-19 situation, the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland issued new restrictions on 2 December 2021.

The COVID-19 passport will be introduced at bigger public events at Helmet libraries. Participants over the age of 16 are required to present their COVID-19 passport. There may be city-specific differences in practices for smaller public events with less than 20 participants. These will be communicated in connection with the event.

You can also visit libraries without a COVID-19 passport, and the operation of libraries will otherwise continue as usual. The use of face masks is recommended at libraries. Customers are advised to maintain good hand hygiene and keep a safe distance from other customers and staff.


  • Download your COVID-19 passport from My Kanta at The passport is required for all visitors aged 16 and over.
  • You can either print out your passport or show it on your mobile device (take a screenshot or save the file on your mobile).
  • If you wish, you can print out your COVID-19 passport using the library printer.
  • The passport will be checked when you arrive at the event.
  • Please also be prepared to prove your identity if necessary.
  • The COVID-19 passport requires a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. The user retrieves the passport from the My Kanta service.
  • The library scans the passports with THL’s official reader app. The app does not show the organiser any health information other than proof of protection against COVID-19.

More information about the COVID-19 certificate is available at

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