Sports, camps, competitions

The organisation of sports competitions, trainings, camps, and sports and exercise events depends on the level of risk established in the country. You can only participate if you are healthy and from the age of 18, everyone must present a valid COVID certificate. Use personal equipment and water bottles, avoid shaking hands and hugging, keep a sufficient distance, wash your hands, and turn on the HOIA application.
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

How to participate safely in camps?

COVID-19 spreads from person to person by droplets. Therefore, it is important to follow guidelines and recommendations that help keep yourself and others safe:

  • Only healthy children, parents, and employees who have not been in contact with a person suffering from or recovered from the coronavirus during the last 14 days are allowed to participate in camps.
  • The health of all participants and employees is constantly monitored in camps. People with symptoms are isolated immediately until they return home. If a child falls ill in the camp, their parent must come pick them up. If they are diagnosed with COVID-19, a health check-up will be performed for the other participants and employees who came into contact with them.
  • As little time as possible is spent indoors. In fine weather, leisure activities, gatherings, and joint events are carried out outdoors.
  • In the interests of health and safety, groups of twenty participants are formed. All joint activities take place in these groups – eating, training, joint events, etc. Accommodation is also organised in such a way that contact between groups is kept to a minimum.
  • Teach your child the importance of hygiene, washing hands with running soap and water, and hand disinfection. Explain to your child in accordance with their age why it is important to wash their hands often and not put them in their mouth. This will help ensure that basic hygiene requirements are met and make it safer for your child to be in the camp.
  • To prevent the spread of infection, teach your child to cover their mouth and nose with their forearm or a tissue when sneezing or coughing, and then washing their hands immediately.
  • Explain to your child that only individual drinking bottles should be used in the camp.
  • If no personal training equipment is available, teach your child to disinfect the equipment before and after each use.

How to participate safely in sports competitions?

  • Restrictions on participants and spectators in sports competitions depend on the level of risk established in the country.
  • Only healthy people are allowed to participate. Participation in competitions is prohibited for people with symptoms (the rule applies to both competitors and organisers).
  • If you belong to a risk group (especially the elderly, people with chronic diseases, and immunocompromised persons) but you cannot avoid participating in the competition, find an isolated place where contact with other persons would be minimal. If necessary, contact the organiser for help.
  • In indoor competitions, everyone must wear a mask from the age of 12 (except at the time of competing if it is not possible to wear a mask due to the nature of the activity).
  • All participants over the age of 18 must prove their infection safety.
  • Use only personal equipment as a competitor. If you use rented equipment, disinfect it before use.
  • In order to avoid close contacts, participants in the competition are divided into groups to avoid contact with other groups. Follow the instructions of the organiser and keep as far from the other participants as possible. The rule does not apply to a competitor when it is their time to compete.
  • When participating in a competition as an organiser, participant, or spectator, wash and disinfect your hands often.
  • Avoid shaking hands and hugging, as well as other forms of direct contact to prevent the possible transmission of the virus.
  • Take into account the breaks required for cleaning, disinfecting, and ventilating the rooms and surfaces. If there are several competitions in the same indoor space during the same day, there must be a 30- to 60-minute break between the end of one competition and the start of the next.
  • All the above rules also apply to the staff involved in the organisation of the competition (including judges, organisers, and trainers).

What are the rules for athletes from third countries?

  • People from third countries who take part in a high-level international competition and people who are directly involved in the organisation of sports competitions can perform their duties upon arrival in Estonia, provided that they have taken at least one negative coronavirus test after their arrival or if a doctor has declared them healthy.
  • If these athletes would not be able to compete due to restrictions, the level of competitions would be significantly lower than in previous years and this could also reduce the interest of athletes in competing in the following years.

Last updated: 15.11.2021