Koronavilkku

FAQ

Why is Koronavilkku about to be shut down?

Koronavilkku will be shut down, as there is no reason for using it in the current epidemic situation. The preconditions for large-scale testing no longer exist in a large part of the country, which means that the key codes needed to report the infection using the application are no longer generated in large amounts. The aim is to shut down the application in a controlled manner as the use of the application declines in the new epidemic situation.

Why is Koronavilkku about to be shut down even though there are still a lot of COVID-19 infections in Finland and people have a lot of contacts?

In the current epidemic situation, the use of Koronavilkku is no longer justified. Large-scale testing has been abandoned in many areas and it is only targeted at certain limited groups, such as healthcare professionals and at-risk groups. Giving up official testing means that the key codes needed to report the infection with the application are no longer generated in large amounts.

Do I need to remove Koronavilkku from my phone?

You do not need to remove the application from your phone unless you want to. Koronavilkku no longer monitors contact data or calculates potential exposures, and it cannot be used to report an infection. This means that the application has permanently put an end to its functionality and will only display a Thank you page.

How do I remove Koronavilkku from my phone?

You can remove the application from your phone like any other application.

Can I still use Koronavilkku if I want to monitor potential exposures?

No, you can’t. Koronavilkku no longer monitors contact data or calculates potential exposures, and it cannot be used to report an infection. This means that the application has permanently put an end to its functionality and will only display a Thank you page.

Does Koronavilkku monitor contact information if I leave the application on my phone?

Koronavilkku no longer monitors contact data or calculates potential exposures, and it cannot be used to report an infection. This means that the application has permanently put an end to its functionality and will only display a Thank you page.

How useful was Koronavilkku in slowing down the epidemic?

At its best, Koronavilkku had 2.5 million users. Koronavilkku was one of the world’s most popular COVID-19 applications in proportion to the population of the country. 64,000 users reported their infection via the application. 23% of Koronavilkku users said they had received an alert of potential exposure.

Studies on the effectiveness of Koronavilkku and similar applications are conducted in Finland and the EU.

How many users did Koronavilkku have?

Koronavilkku had around 2.5 million users at its best.

Should I remove the application from my phone or leave it in just in case it is reintroduced later?

Koronavilkku as such will not be reintroduced at a later date, and for this reason you will not need to keep it on your phone.

Can the technology used in the application be reused later to manage possible epidemics?

Yes, as long as the Exposure Notification (EN) interface provided by Apple, Google and Huawei is available for national applications.

Why can Koronavilkku still be found in the app store?

We want to reserve the name of the application.