We adhere to the following guidelines on our tours and travels. Our staff and our partners are committed to them.
These guidelines are made in accordance to official guidelines and may be changed when the situation evolves.
GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS
Avoid all travel and tours if you are ill or have symptoms that could relate to covid-19 infection.
Avoid unnecessary physical contact and face masks
We adjust the group sizes so we can observe the below recommendation. Thus we prefer prepayment and preregistration on our tours.
We ensure the possibility to maintain safe distances between people, at least 1-2 meters.
We advice and monitor so that no queues are formed.
To avoid unnecessary contact, we recommend prepayment (tickets should be purchased from our online store in advance) and we avoid selling tickets in cash.
Our guides use face masks indoors and we recommend that our customers use face masks, as well. Outdoors our guides use voice amplifier so that safe distances can be held between the participants even on city tours.
When entering the interior, wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer.
When sneezing or coughing, place a disposable handkerchief to cover your mouth and dispose of it immediately after use. If you do not have a handkerchief, cover your mouth with your upper arm near your inner elbow. Then wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
We remind customers not to touch objects or surfaces.
To facilitate infection tracking, we collect contact information for the individuals who participate the tours and keep it secure, for up to a month. The information will not be disclosed or used for marketing without the express consent of the customer.
We ensure that the interiors of the buildings visited during our tours and excursions are cleaned regularly and in accordance with the given hygiene regulations.
On bus tours, we make sure there is enough space in the vehicle, hand sanitizer is available, and the vehicle is cleaned before the trip.
Currect information from Finnish health officials: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/transmission-and-protection-coronavirus
Join us for a virtual tour at the Paimio Sanatorium, a masterpiece by Alvar and Aino Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium was finished in 1933 and it functioned as tuberculosis sanatorium for decades. Building itself is a healing element.
On our tour you’ll get to see this wonderful architecture from inside and outside, and also furniture and lamps that were designed for this building. Sanatorium was designed to be completely functional – for patients and staff both. Even colors follow the function of the room.
We will discuss the design and details to you in real-time whilst viewing the videos and photos. You can choose rooms we visit and ask questions. We can also talk about the life at the Sanatorium, Alvar Aaltos designing principles and what comes to your mind.
Come and join us on a live streamed walk along the Aura, the river that was the life line of Turku and the Proper Finland in early Finnish history. Turku is the oldest town in Finland. You get to talk with us about history and modern day in this wonderful town.
Are you living close to your mother but can’t visit at the moment? Go and have a picnic together in a cultural heritage site.
All you have to do, is pick an outdoor cultural heritage site where you’ll meet your mother. Following the guidelines for Covid-19 restrictions, you can enjoy being together in a safe way. Take picnic food, blanket and whatnot with you, and make a day of it!
One of you could read about the history of the site you’re going to and share the knowledge with others onsite. Great places to visit are for example interesting architecture locales, museum gardens, archaeological sites and so on.
If you are in Finland, send us a message and we’ll tell you the best places to visit.
BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection present The Evidence: Healthy Architecture in collaboration with Paimio Sanitorium and Magni Mundi
Come and listen in to the recording of a BBC World Service radio programme exploring the Paimio TB Sanitorium from an architectural, historical and contemporary health perspective. This discussion event is inspired by Wellcome Collection’s recent ‘Living with Buildings’ exhibition, which explored the relationship between architecture and health. There will be the opportunity for the audience to join the conversation and ask their questions.
Heini Hakosalo, Tommi Lindh and Laura Arpiainen
This programme is part of ‘The Evidence‘, a series produced by the BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection to explore the challenges our world face today. The recordings of The Evidence 2019 will be broadcast on the BBC World Service on 20 April, 27 April and 4 May.
Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library in London that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Their recent Living with Buildings exhibition featured the Paimio Sanitorium, including a new artist commission by Giles Round. Their Global Clinic exhibition is open until 24 April.