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The risk level in Estonia has dropped from red to orange

4. May 2021 - 14:35

Stenbock house, 4 May 2021 – As the situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus has improved, the risk level in Estonia fell from red, i.e. very high, to orange, i.e. high; therefore, it will no longer be necessary to avoid all contacts outside the home, but care must still be taken.

According to Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, the risk level in Estonia has dropped from red to orange and some of the restrictions were eased yesterday. “It is in all of our best interest to achieve a yellow and, ultimately, a green level to completely open the society. Therefore, I urge everyone affected by the relaxed restrictions of this week to behave wisely because the infection still spreads from person to person and people in other areas of life are longing for their relief,” said the prime minister. “We are making progress in vaccinating the population – last week, we vaccinated a record of 53,000 people.”

The four-tier system of risk levels is based on the action plan for the organisation of society in the face of the Coronavirus approved by the government last week. Green, yellow, orange, and red indicate low, medium, high, and very high risk, respectively. Instructions have been proposed for each risk level on how each person, institution, and country can contribute to limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

The risk assessment takes into account the average number of infections and deaths over the last seven days, as well as the number of positive tests, the number of people hospitalised, the number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators, and the proportion of patients who became infected via unknown sources in the last 14 days. The risk level is reviewed by the government once a week and it is published on the website

We invite media organisations to share information on the current risk level in Estonia, if possible by displaying it in their publications, for example, by indicating the risk level in the COVID-19 statistics in the header of the portal or elsewhere next to articles on COVID-19. In order to keep life in Estonia open, it is necessary that the Estonian people behave in compliance with the applicable codes of conduct prepared by the government and corresponding to the current level of risk.

Additional information:
More information on the ‘high’ risk level of coronavirus spread is available on the website
Action plan for the organisation of society in the face of the Coronavirus
Explanatory video on the ‘high’ risk level of coronavirus spread on YouTube channel of the government
General codes of conduct for individuals and organisations