Public events at Espoo’s cultural venues cancelled between 23 November and 13 December 2020
Wed 25.11.2020 11.25
On 19 November, the coronavirus coordination group for the Helsinki metropolitan area stated that the epidemic is in the spreading phase in the area. In order to curb the epidemic, the capital region cities, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) outlined on 20 November 2020 that public events arranged indoors should be limited to 20 participants for the next three weeks, starting on 23 November. The decision on the matter was made by the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland. Read more about the guidelines in this news article.
Due to these guidelines issued by the coronavirus coordination group, all public events at the Espoo Cultural Centre, Sello Hall, Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora and Kannusali have been cancelled between 23 November and 13 December 2020. WeeGee’s museums will remain open, but all events, guided tours and workshops at the exhibition centre have been cancelled. Everyone at WeeGee must follow the safety guidelines concerning, for example, masks and safe distances.
Cancelled events will be held at a later date, if possible. Each cultural venue will provide information on the cancelled and postponed events on their website, together with instructions on how to return pre-purchased tickets.
Our number one priority is to ensure the well-being of event attendees, performers and staff. We are complying with safety instructions and guidelines issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the City of Espoo during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kannusali has a limited capacity at the moment: the auditorium has 221 seats, of which only 80 are in use. Please leave two empty seats between your group and others.
As of Monday, 19 October 2020, we require that all over 15-year-olds wear a face mask on our premises and when attending our events.
Please read our customer safety guidelines when participating in our events. The guidelines are immediately updated whenever the situation warrants it.
We are looking forward to seeing you again!
General safety guidelines
Please do not attend an event if you are ill or suspect that you might be ill.
Use the hand sanitiser available in the facilities while inside the building.
Cough correctly – into your sleeve or a disposable tissue, which you should immediately throw away.
Maintain a safe distance from other customers and staff when queuing for the cloakroom, cafeteria, ticket desk or hall.
Follow the staff’s instructions regarding routes and directions, ask the staff in the lobby for more information.
Customer service measures
Facilities in use are cleaned in accordance with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s COVID-19 cleaning guidelines. Door handles and any contact surfaces in the facilities are wiped with disinfectant several times a day.
Service desks are equipped with droplet guards.
Other safety guidelines
We recommend using contactless payment.
If you have any questions or wish to submit feedback about our safety measures during your visit, please contact our customer service department or other staff.
Precaution for determining possible chains of infection: ticket purchasers’ information is collected in connection with the purchase of a ticket on the Lippupiste online store. 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.