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COVID-19 restrictions to be relaxed from 11 June

8. June 2021 - 0:00

Stenbock House, 8 June 2021 - The Government has decided in principle that due to an improved epidemiological situation, the COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed from Friday, 11 June. In particular, this concerns the relaxation of occupancy and participation limits, both indoors and in confined areas outdoors. From 11 June, the closing time limit will be lifted. Cruises between Tallinn and Stockholm will be allowed again from Friday.

‘The epidemiological situation in Estonia is getting better every day; today, the risk level for the spread of the coronavirus has dropped from high, or orange, to medium, or yellow. This will allow the government to ease restrictions ahead of schedule,’ said Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. ‘At the same time, we must not forget that the virus has not disappeared and we must remain vigilant to prevent it from spreading wider again. The only way to keep Estonia free from restrictions is active vaccination. I hope that everyone who has not yet done so will book a time for vaccination as soon as possible.’


SPORTS, WORKOUT, YOUTH WORK, LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION, FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

From 11 June, a maximum of 600 people will be allowed to attend events indoors, subject to dispersal and a 50% occupancy requirement. A maximum of 1,000 people are allowed to take part in events in a restricted outdoor area.


SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVENTS, SPORTS COMPETITIONS

From 11 June, indoor events will be allowed for up to 600 people, including spectators, with a 50% occupancy limit per room. A maximum of 1,000 people are allowed to take part in events in a restricted outdoor area, including spectators.

From 11 June, top-level sporting competitions will be allowed, both indoors and outdoors, without group and time limits.  Indoors, up to 600 participants, including spectators, will be allowed, with a 50% occupancy rate per room, and up to 1,000 participants in restricted outdoor areas, including spectators.


PUBLIC EVENTS, CULTURE, CHURCHES, ENTERTAINMENT

From 11 June, up to 600 people will be allowed to participate in the indoor events mentioned above. The requirement for 50% occupancy per room must be considered. A maximum of 1,000 people are allowed to participate in these events in a restricted outdoor area.


MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITION CENTRES

From 11 June, museums and exhibition centres will be able to accommodate up to 600 people per room, subject to dispersal requirements, with no more than 50% of the room occupied. Outdoor areas for visitors are allowed to have up to 50% occupancy.


SPAS, SAUNAS, WATER PARKS, POOLS, SWIMMING POOLS

From 11 June, a maximum of 600 people will be allowed to attend an event indoors, subject to dispersal and a 50% occupancy requirement.


CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS

From 11 June, up to 50% indoor occupancy will be allowed. There is no longer a limit on the number of participants in a group. The requirement for dispersion must be considered.


TRADE AND SERVICE COMPANIES

In shops and service outlets, dispersion must be ensured and occupancy must not exceed 50%.

The government took decisions in principle today, with the order due to be approved at Thursday’s session. The Government Communication Unit will publish the order and its explanatory memorandum on the kriis.ee website.

From 14 June, events with a larger number of participants may be organised, provided that infection control measures are taken. Read more: https://valitsus.ee/uudised/valitsus-lubab-korraldada-nakkusohutuse-tagamisel-suurema-osalejate-arvuga-uritusi