What to do? General recommendations in November

The spread of the coronavirus is very extensive in Estonia and there are many people in hospitals due to COVID-19. When the hospitals reach a critical limit, the doctors have to start choosing who gets help and who does not. No doctor wants to make that kind of a choice and none of us wants to be in that situation as a patient.

In order to stop the spread of the virus, cancel all meetings that are not urgent, reduce contacts, and use distance work opportunities.

Take care of your health and get vaccinated against COVID-19! Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against becoming severely ill. Find out if an elderly person close to you has received their booster dose as well and assist them in going to the vaccination, if necessary. If you wish to consult a specialist before getting vaccinated, call the Family Doctor's Advice Line 1220 or talk to your family doctor. You can get information about vaccination locations from the phone line 1247 or from the web page vaktsineeri.ee/en

  • A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a third shot of a vaccine that adults can get if at least six months have passed from the initial course of vaccination in the case of Pfizer/BionNTech and Moderna vaccines, and five months in the case of AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines. A booster dose reduces the risk of getting infected and needing hospital treatment manifold. Booster doses are especially necessary for people over the age of 65, people who have chronic diseases, and those who have a risk of getting infected with the coronavirus due to their work. Read more about the booster dose.

Let's do all we can to stop the spread of the disease! Wear a mask to protect yourself and others. Be prepared to present your COVID certificate to an employee if you visit a catering establishment, cinema, theatre or other institution. Always stay home if you are sick! If you are a close contact, you should also stay home even if you are vaccinated, as those who are vaccinated usually get infected by their family member.

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

Levels of risk and meters

The risk level for the spread of the coronavirus can be low, moderate, high or very high. The risk levels have been agreed upon in the White Paper, i.e., in the plan for organising social life under the conditions of the spread of the coronavirus.

Levels of risk and meters

Õigusaktid ja seletuskirjad

Koroonaviiruse leviku tõkestamiseks on Vabariigi Valitsus ning eriolukorra ajal ka selle juht kehtestanud mitmeid piiranguid. Piirangute sisu ja eesmärk on alati lahti seletatud õigusakti seletuskirjas.

Õigusaktid ja seletuskirjad

Vaccinations

Why should I get vaccinated?

Vaccination against COVID-19 is probably the only sustainable solution to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and returning to normality. Everyone’s contribution is important to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Vaccination in Estonia

All residents of Estonia from the age of 12 are expected to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination is free for everyone in 2021. Vaccination is voluntary.

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COVID vaccination certificate

The digital vaccination certificate of the European Union enables a person vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus to prove in Estonia that they have been vaccinated by a health care provider and that the vaccination information entered in the health information system is correct.

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Work life

The coronavirus and the need to limit its spread have had a significant effect on work and business life. The employers have to think about possible ways to reorganise work and support their employees; the employees also have to adjust to the circumstances and find a reasonable balance.. 

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