Continuous education

By working together and making sure we are safe, we can keep educational institutions open. Only participate in studies if you are healthy, present valid COVID certificate wear a mask.
Restrictions in force

In order to avoid the spread of the virus and getting infected, to protect the life and health of the people and to ensure the functioning of the society, it is necessary to follow the enacted restrictions and guidelines.

Restrictions in force
The meters of risk level

The main meters are the number on people infected with COVID-19 and the number of people hospitalised. The Government reviews the risk level once a week.

Instructions for how to behave at different risk levels

Kuidas turvaliselt täienduskoolitustel ja täiendõppes osaleda? 

  • If refresher training and courses takes place as contact learning, only participate if you are completely healthy. If you develop symptoms of respiratory viral infections (cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, feeling sick, unusual tiredness), stay home and immediately contact the family health centre or the family doctor hotline 1220 for further instructions.
  • To ensure the safety of people in refresher courses, everyone from the age of 18 must present a valid COVID certificate. 
  • You can create and download a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate on the patient portal digilugu.ee. You can use the certificate both digitally from a smart device or on paper.
  • If you have not been vaccinated (i.e. the vaccination course has not been started or completed), you must provide a negative test certificate for an antigen test taken up to 48 hours before participation or for a PCR test taken up to 72 hours before participation. You have to pay for the testing yourself.
  • The simplified quarantine procedure does not apply to students of refresher training institutions.
  • The organiser of refresher training may allow taking rapid tests on site. As a rule, participants must pay for the testing organised by the organiser of education.
  • Infection safety must also be proved when the activity or event takes place at the place of service, for example when renting a theatre or conference room for a private event.
  • In addition to requiring COVID certificates or having the participants take tests, it is important to disperse people indoors and avoid close contact.
  • Keep a reasonable distance from others wherever possible.
  • During breaks, leave the classroom and make sure the rooms are ventilated.
  • Leave the study building immediately if any signs of illness appear.
  • If it is possible to participate in refresher training and courses through digital channels, prefer distance learning.

Wearing a mask

  • The obligation to wear a mask depends on the level of risk established in the country, but in crowded places and indoors, wearing a mask to prevent infection and spread the virus is recommended even if it is not mandatory.
  • Masks are strongly recommended for people who have not been vaccinated and are at high or very high risk of developing the disease.
  • Wear a mask and change it often enough to avoid the overuse of a contaminated mask.

Washing hands and disinfection

  • Washing hands and disinfecting is important before entering and after leaving common areas; after touching common objects (for example, handrails, door handles, furniture, shared teaching aids, etc.); after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; before and after eating; after going to the toilet.
  • If there is no way to wash your hands, use a disinfectant.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as other people and objects, to prevent the virus from spreading.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover the nose and mouth with your forearm or a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash immediately after use.

What to do in case of contracting the disease?

  • Leave the study building immediately if any signs of illness appear.
  • If you contract the coronavirus and suspect you got infected while you were studying or in the study building, tell the school immediately.
  • Let the school know who you may have been in close contact with during the infection period. In this way, these people can also monitor their health and prevent the infection from spreading.
  • If you feel up for it and it is possible to participate in refresher training and courses through virtual channels, continue with your studies.
  • Return to contact learning only when the doctor has declared you healthy. You can create a certificate of recovery on the patient portal digilugu.ee to prove your infection safety.

When must I self-isolate in the case of coming into close contact with a person infected with COVID-19?

Self-isolation is mandatory

  • All people with signs of illness must self-isolate. It is especially important to self-isolate after coming into close contact with a person infected with COVID-19 if signs of the disease appear.
  • People whose rapid test result is positive must self-isolate until the result of the PCR test is known.
  • People diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • People who refuse to take a test after coming into close contact with a person infected with COVID-19, which means that there is no way to prove their infection safety.

Self-isolation is not mandatory

  • People without symptoms who have completed their vaccination course.
  • People who have recovered from the disease in the last six months, have been declared healthy by a doctor, and have a valid COVID certificate.
  • People who have received a single dose of the vaccine after recovering from the disease and achieved maximum protection do not have to self-isolate.
  • People who have contracted the coronavirus after the first dose of the vaccine and have been declared healthy by a doctor.

Last updated: 15.11.2021