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If the close contact with a person infected with COVID-19 took place in a kindergarten or child care, educational institution (including the dormitory of an educational institution), institution of informal education or youth work and the child is not symptomatic, he does not have to remain in self-isolation and may continue his regular life.

If a test result is positive or symptoms develop, the student has to stay home.

The exception only applies if the close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus took place at an educational institution. If the child or adolescent came in contact with the COVID-19 positive person anywhere else (e.g. within his family), he has to stay in self-isolation according to the rules in force.

Last updated: 06.02.2022 23:22

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Yes. Kindergartens may continue their regular work, keeping in mind the necessary precautions.

The instructions of the Ministry of Education and Research on how to organise the work of kindergartens and child care facilities can be found on the web page of the ministry (in Estonian).

Last updated: 22.09.2021 12:59

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We recommend that children spend as much time as possible outdoors.

The so-called principle of bubbles should be followed in organising activities, i.e. study trips and excursions should take place in concrete and permanent groups. Contacts between different groups should also be avoided in commonly used rooms as well.

If groups are merged, we recommend that it is always children from the same groups that join each other.

Last updated: 22.09.2021 20:37

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If possible, it is recommended to organise the transfer of children outdoors and, in cooperation with the families, to also find suitable solutions for supporting the children who come to the kindergarten or child care facility for the first time.

Symptomatic children, parents, and employees are not permitted to be in child care institutions.

Last updated: 23.09.2021 10:04

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Yes, hobby activities can take place but here as well it is recommended to follow the so-called bubbles' principle as much as possible, i.e. organise the activities in groupings that are as composed as permanently as possible. Weather permitting, we recommend doing the hobby activities outdoors, if possible.

Last updated: 23.09.2021 09:58

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It is recommended that unvaccinated employees wear a mask. We recommend that all adults wear a mask at events where it is not possible to keep a distance and in situations where children from different groups come into contact with each other.

Last updated: 22.09.2021 20:32

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