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Coronavirus and the police

The police also maintains public order and security in relation to the coronavirus.

Please avoid visits to the Police point of service if your problem is not urgent. You can file an online application for the passport or personal ID, and in most cases  report a crime digitally

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Use our online services because of the corona situation. Apply for licenses and file crime reports online. If your matter requires a personal visit, make an appointment in advance. Queuing at police premises is not always possible.

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Restrictions on movement and public order

The police have the right to isolate, close or empty a commonly used space or area or prohibit and restrict movement if this is necessary for maintaining public order and safety. To increase the effect of the isolation, a police worker can give orders and prohibitions that obligate everyone.

Not following Police orders is deemed to be criminalised insubordination. The police can arrest the recusant if they would cause noticeable disturbance or immediate danger to the public order and safety. The arrested person can be held as long as it is probable that they cause disturbance or danger; however, a maximum of 24 hours.

Duties of the police are always based on the law and decrees.

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Ravitsemisliikkeissä vähän rikkomuksia
Only few transgressions in restaurants

19.3.2021 13.58 | Published in English on 19.3.2021 at 14.02
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According to the Police, the Covid-19 regulations, in force since Monday 8 March 2021, have been followed every well by the restaurants.

Chief Superintendent Ari Järvenpää of the National Board of Police says that the Police made almost 2,600 inspections to restaurants and found very little to remark. Certain restaurants may have been inspected several times.
 
- The minor violations recorded by the Police were about a dozen. Only one restaurant was object of a report, he adds.

Most of the violations took place in takeaway places, with the customers remaining inside to eat their meals, or staying too close to the premises or on an outside covered terrace.  Two restaurants had customers inside and one of them had no Covid-19 instructions whatsoever visible to the customers.

The policing measures  mostly included  notices whereby extra persons were asked to leave the premises and the restaurant operator was given a verbal admonition.

In one case, the Police filed a report and made a subsequent check in the same place.

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