Finland - Update on Covid-19 measures in Finland (STTK)

  • The government has restricted travel to and from the capital region (Uusimaa) on the 28 March and is shutting down restaurants from the 4 April.
  • On the 31 March the government introduced a financing model for sole entrepreneurs that consists of a fixed sum (up to 2000 euros/month) to cover fixed expenses such as rents. Entrepreneurs can apply for the financing from municipalities and the scheme will run for 6 months. Entrepreneurs may be entitled to both support and the extended unemployment security.
  • As of 1 April, employees laid off will be entitled to unemployment benefit even if they are engaged in business activities or studies.
  • The temporary legislative changes in the cooperation and temporary layoff procedures have been implemented in a large number of collective agreements.

Hekki Jokinens article about the employment crises:

STTK lawyer Hannele Fremers blog about the Finnish temporary layoff system: