Public events and facilities

Events and facilities

Finnish Government had previously ordered the closure of state and municipal museums, theaters, cultural centers, religious communities, libraries, library cars, recreational facilities and venues, swimming pools and other sports facilities, youth facilities, club facilities, meeting facilities for the elderly, day care activities for the elderly, rehabilitative work and work centers.

In May, the Government decided to move towards the so-called hybrid strategy, which aims to gradually lift the restrictive measures. This being said, restrictions on gatherings are still necessary. Based on an epidemiological assessment, it will be possible to ease the restrictions on the number of persons from the current 10 to a maximum of 50 from 1 June until further notice. The situation will be reviewed again by the end of June.

Public events

Large public events with more than 500 people stay prohibited until 31 July 2020 in line with the Government's current decision.

Small gatherings

The 50-person limit applies not only to public gatherings (the recommendation-based guideline) but also to events organised by private and third-sector operators, to cultural, recreational, exercise and sports events and to religious events. As concerns indoor spaces and enclosed outdoor spaces, such as amusement parks, zoos, libraries and cinemas, safety will be ensured by limiting the number of visitors, ensuring safe distances and providing guidance on personal hygiene.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will issue a circular to the regional authorities on implementing these restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease under the Communicable Diseases Act.

Premises rented by associations

The meeting rooms rented by the associations and owned by the city are closed until 1.6. In April, the city announced rent rebates for the closing time.

7.4.2020: Relief for the rent payment of Järvenpää city rental premises

Cultural and event services

The city's cultural and event services follow the recommendations of the Government and Keusote to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Järvenpää House is closed to visitors, except for the city's administration. Selected cultural events can be followed via a stream on the Youtube account of the City of Järvenpää. You can find information about the new streamed events in the Events Järvenpää Facebook account.

Järvenpään kaupungin Youtube-tili
Tapahtumat Järvenpää -tili


Järvenpää House will remain closed until 3.8. All events in the Sibelius Hall of Järvenpää House have been canceled for August. Customers who have purchased a ticket for an event or occasion can apply for a refund in accordance with Lippupiste's instructions. Instructions on how to apply for a refund can be found on the Järvenpää House website and on Lippupiste's website.

City library

Libraries dismantle government policies 4.5. restrictions due to the coronavirus. According to the government's policy, staying in libraries is not allowed before the beginning of June. Instead, lending services will be opened gradually. At this stage, only the collection of reservations is enabled in Kirkes libraries. On the possible wider opening of library facilities and services 1.6. will be announced later.

You can borrow pre-booked materials
Borrowing is possible when the customer first makes a reservation in the online library (kirkes.finna.fi, kerava.verkkokirjasto.fi), by phone or e-mail, waits for the pick-up notification to arrive and only then arrives at the library to pick up his loan.

Business as a self-service, customer numbers are limited

Library areas delimit areas that can be used. Business is self-service. There is a reservation pick-up shelf, a vending machine and a return machine. Other facilities and services, such as copying and using client computers, are not available. Staff are present, but due to an emergency, contacts are avoided and, for example, payments are not accepted. Online payments are possible. The safety of customers and staff is ensured by limiting customer numbers, setting safety distances and instructing on hygiene, if necessary.

Kirkes Libraries limited lending service and returns

Järvenpää Library (tel. +358 9 2719 2536, kirjasto@jarvenpaa.fi)

• 11.5. from the lobby only Mon – Thu 12–18 and Fri 9–15 (newsroom and recycling shelf are not in use)
• Fri 9-11, it is recommended to calm down the transactions of risk groups and seniors

Kerava Library (tel. 040 318 2580 and 040 318 2157, kirjasto@kerava.fi)

• Telephone service Mon-Fri 9-12
• May 7-13 weekdays 9-18.
• May 14-31. Mon-Thu 8–20, Fri 8–19 and Sat 10–16. Times 8-9 and 19-20 are reserved for risk groups

Mäntsälä Library (tel. 040 314 5376 and 040 314 5379, kirjasto@mantsala.fi)

• 7.5. from Mon – Wed 13-20, Thu - Fri 9-16. You log in to the library with a library card and a PIN

Tuusula Libraries (tel. 040 314 3444 and 040 314 3441, kirjasto@tuusula.fi)

• 8.5. from weekdays: main library 9-18, Jokela and Kellokoski 12-18. Library car reservations can be picked up from the main library.

Returns during opening hours

Material can be returned to all Kirkes libraries during the stated opening hours and to the return hatch, if the library has one. Returns are not in a hurry, as the due dates have been postponed from June.

Järvenpää library 

Järvenpää Art Museum

The Järvenpää Art Museum is closed from 18 March to 31 May 2020. Järvenpää museums open on 1.6. so that the art museum observes the winter opening hours (Wed – Sun). Ahola's opening hours will be strengthened closer to June. Suviranta will not be open in the summer of 2020. Currently, the Järvenpää Art Museum is organizing live tours, e.g. Instagram.

Järvenpään art museum

Instagram: @kulttuurijarvenpaa

City staff mostly remote working

City staff is remote working as far as possible until August.