Prevention measures, cleaning surfaces, disinfectants

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You should wash your hands:

  • before starting work;
  • before handling hot or cooked food;
  • after handling or cooking hot food;
  • after handling waste;
  • after cleaning up;
  • after using the toilet;
  • after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing;
  • after eating, drinking or smoking;
  • after handling cash.

Last updated: 07.04.2020 12:15

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The Health Board recommends disinfecting the door handles, handrails, elevator buttons etc. of apartment buildings regularly. Viruses are destroyed by a disinfectant that contains more than 70% ethanol.

Hallways have to be cleaned with water and moisture-absorbent cloth because cleaning dust with a dry brush will not get rid of the virus. When cleaning, it is important to use disposable gloves and easy-to-clean working clothes and footwear in order to protect yourself from chemical cleaning agents and the contamination on surfaces.

If possible, the apartment associations could provide hand-sanitizers near entrances and lifts. You should, however, definitely remember to wash your hands thoroughly after coming home. You can find more recommendations from the guidelines of the Health Board (in Estonian).

Last updated: 04.10.2021 12:15

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An employee of a meat processing company, a veterinary carrying out checks of animals and food in the market, a market employee and an employee working with live animals on a farm and processing animal products should, in addition to frequent hand washing, turn additional attention to the following:

  • Work clothing and gloves should be used when handling animals and fresh meat.
  • The equipment used and the work station should be regularly disinfected (at least once a day).
  • Protective clothing should be removed and washed at the end of work. It is recommended that the work clothes/protective clothes and other work equipment be kept at the place of work and washed on site.

More information on the web page of the Agriculture and and Food Board. (January 1, 2021, the Veterinary and Food Board was merged with Agriculture Board as Agriculture and Food Board).

Last updated: 27.07.2021 11:10

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).