There are outbreaks in the community, but the infection is not widespread. The aim is to prevent the risk groups from becoming infected and the need for restrictions.
The risk level for the spread of the coronavirus can be low, moderate, high or very high. The risk level is reviewed by the Government once a week, and the status of the indicators is updated accordingly. In addition to the indicators, the monitoring studies also provide information about the spread of the coronavirus. The Research Council takes into account the proportion of people with active immune protection in the population when making its forecasts. The socio-economic situation must also be taken into account when making decisions.
Indicators of risk level on 29 July 2021
The vertical column of the table provides the daily average number of COVID-19 deaths in the past 7 days; the horizontal row provides the daily average number of infections in the past 7 days. The metrics are guided by methodology approved by the EU, so that the data would be comparable with other countries.
Average number of infections in the past 7 days
|Average number of COVID-19 deaths in the past 7 days||0,1|
|Average rate of positive tests in the past 7 days (%)||4,8|
|Average number of hospitalisations in the past 7 days||5|
|Number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients||37|
|Number of COVID-19 patients under mechanical ventilation||1|
|Proportion of infected people with an unidentified route of infection among all infected people in the past 14 days (%)||24,5|
- Wear a face mask in public interior spaces.
- Avoid crowded and closed spaces.
- If possible, communicate with people outdoors and reduce the number of contacts.
- Eat healthy, get enough exercise and rest. Wash your hands.
- Vaccinate yourself at the first available opportunity.
- Stay home even with mild symptoms of illness, consult your physician, and get tested if COVID-19 is suspected.
- Download the HOIA app to your phone.
- Reduce contacts in another way.
- Inform about the risk and provide behavioural guidelines.
- Create opportunities for preventive health behaviour.
- Ensure a well-ventilated space.
- Increase opportunities for remote work, learning or consumption as much as possible.
- Implements measures that reduce long-term contacts for activities with a high risk of infection (such as additional limits on capacity and time indoors and outdoors, restrictions on active group activities, regional restrictions).
- Implements measures for the protection of risk groups (for example, at nursing homes).
- Organises quick and extensive vaccination.
- Ensures testing capability.
- Identifies potential outbreaks and establishes isolation requirements for those in contact.
- Supports preventive health behaviour with clear guidelines.
- Finds the best solutions for restricting the spread of the virus, in cooperation with people.
Conduct at other risk levels
Very high risk level
Infection is extremely widespread in the community and the total number of infections is growing rapidly. The aim is to provide emergency medical care and help the restrictions work to reopen society.
High risk level
There is a spread of infection outside the outbreaks in the community and the risk of the virus spreading very widely. The aim is to ensure standard medical care and to avoid the need for extensive restrictions.
Low risk level
The coronavirus spreads in the community in isolated cases of known origin, but the risk of wider spread remains. The aim is to prevent the spread of the virus and to maintain vigilance so that restrictions are not imposed.
Sectoral codes of conduct
The following sectoral codes of conduct have been prepared by representative organisations of the sector, who consulted with the respective Ministry and the Health Board.
These codes of conduct are updated based on needs, and every organisation can use these in planning their activities.
- Code of conduct for general education schools »
- Code of conduct for kindergartens and childcare »
- Code of conduct for vocational educational institutions »
- Code of conduct for institutions of higher education »
- Code of conduct for organisers of hobby activities »
- Code of conduct for organisers of in-service training »
- Code of conduct for youth centres »
- Code of conduct for organisers of camps and campsites »
Commerce and service
- Code of conduct of the Estonian Traders Association for commerce and service institutions »
- Code of conduct of the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association for travel companies »
- Code of conduct of the Estonian Convention Bureau, the Estonian Marketing Association, and the Estonian Fairs for organising events »
- Code of conduct of the Estonian Convention Bureau »
- Code of conduct of the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association and Estonian Spa Association for accommodation and catering institutions and spas »
Culture and public events