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Restrictions in force for education, youth work, hobby activities, and sports, and culture (starting from March 11)

Starting from March 11, the following restrictions apply:

Education

Distance learning will continue until April 25 in general education schools, vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including for primary school students.

Additionally, the government strongly recommends not taking children to kindergarten and child care.

Only a student who requires educational support services, consultations to achieve learning results, is participating in practical studies or is taking exams or tests can be present in school buildings.


Youth work, hobby activities, informal education, and refresher training

All indoor activities related to youth work, hobby activities, informal education, and refresher training are prohibited. The restriction does not extend to the activities of people with special needs and rehabilitation.

These activities are allowed outdoors only if the 2+2 rule is adhered to. This means that no more than 2 people (including an instructor) can move around together, keeping at least a 2-metre distance from other people.

Depending on the activities, the recreational services go either under entertainment or hobby activities, sometimes also under sports, that are only allowed outdoors if it is ensured that no more than two people, including the instructor, are participating in the activities. For instance, the ski slopes are open because ski rental does not usually bring about organised activities that are attended by a group larger than two people. However, if the organiser of the activities is instructing more people at once, this activity is not allowed.

The restrictions do not apply to families and the activities of people with special needs, including the provision of social and occupational rehabilitation services.


Indoor and outdoor sports

  • All indoor sports activities are prohibited. The restriction does not extend to the activities of people with special needs and rehabilitation.
  • Outdoor sports and training activities are allowed only if the 2+2 rule is adhered to. This means that no more than two people (including the instructor) are allowed to move around together, keeping a distance of at least 2 metres from other people. The restrictions do not extend to families or the activities of people with special needs, including the provision of social and occupational rehabilitation services.
  • The restrictions on indoor and outdoor sports do not extend to professional athletes, members and candidates of the national team. These restrictions also do not extend to the activities related to the military defence and internal security of the state.

Sports competitions and exercise events

Sports competitions are only allowed for professional athletes, the members and candidates of the national team and the highest national league. The competitions of the second national league are prohibited.

The restriction on exercise events does not extend to the activities of people with special needs and rehabilitation, as well as activities related to the military defence and internal security of the state.


Public events, meetings, worship services, and the culture and entertainment sector

It is not allowed to organise indoor public events, including cinema showings, concerts, theatre performances or conferences, as well as public worship services and other religious services. It is also not allowed to be in venues where entertainment services are provided, e.g. in a casino, a night club, a bowling or pool hall, or in a children's playroom, museums or exhibition venues.

The only public events or public worship services that may be carried out outdoors are the ones where the participants are limited to groups of up to 10 people. It is allowed to be in the outdoor spaces of museums while observing the 2+2 rule, with the calculation that the occupancy of a territory with an enclosed space cannot exceed 25 percent. It is not allowed to organise events between the hours of 21.00 and 06.00

Spas, saunas, water parks and swimming pools will also remain closed.

 

Information from other authorities.

 

You can find valid and official information regarding the Emergency Situation and the limitations and activities deriving from it, from the websites of Estonian state authorities.

Webpages of governmental authorities will provide instructions and advice as well as frequently asked questions.

 

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    Health Board

    The website provides information about the coronavirus, its prevention, cure and spread. You can also read about personal protective equipment. Read more »

  • Ministry of Education and Research

    Homepage provides official information about the work of education institutions during the emergency situation. Read more »

  • Ministry of Culture

    The website provides information regarding cultural institutions, events and sports. Read more »

 

Last updated: 24 March 2021