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The schools need to find solutions observing the rules in force to organise the necessary events and gatherings.

When organising events for end of the school year, all existing restrictions must be taken into account, including the need to stop the spread of the virus. End of the year events can be organised in a flexible manner, dispersing the students (for example by classes or groups), preferably outdoors or in smaller circles. Different smart solutions can also be used.

As of June 1

  • indoor activities are allowed, if no more than 50 % of the capacity of the premises is used but no more than 100 persons at the same time.
  • outdoor activities allowed for no more than 100 participants.

As of June 19

  • instead of 2+2 rule, the requirement of dispersion applies. This means that it is still necessary to keep a safe distance between people, but the mandatory national 2+2 rule no longer applies.

  • all other requirements established for the number of participants, use of capacity of premises, use of disinfectants and other measures, remain valid.

As of July 1

  • indoor activities are allowed, if no more than 50 % of the capacity of the premises is used but no more than 500 persons at the same time.
  • outdoor activities allowed for no more than 1000 participants.

Last updated: 05.07.2020 11:39

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Although the education provision this spring has been unusual, the assessment will take place in accordance with the school´s evaluation guidelines. If any distinctions are made in comparison to the usual system, this information must be communicated by the school. The teacher should explain to the student which tasks need to be completed for the assessment to take place, and how they will receive feedback. If you have any questions about the evaluation criteria, please contact your teachers and school.

The state examinations are assessed according to the exam evaluation guide.

Last updated: 05.07.2020 11:39

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The conditions for concluding the vocational training have not changed. In order to graduate, a professional proficiency test must be passed, or if it is not possible or the student fails, then the final exam of the school. During the emergency situation it was not possible to take neither professional nor final examination. Therefore, it is possible that the completion of vocational training will also be postponed.

The Ministry of Education and Research does not consider it appropriate to change such a principled decision as the completion of vocational training with a professional examination. Assessors of professional skills are flexible and cooperative in order to find ways to organise professional examinations this year and also in the future, taking into account the restrictions in force.

Last updated: 05.07.2020 11:39

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The detailed information about school admissions can be requested from the specific school.

Last updated: 12.06.2020 11:38

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The school cannot organise any trips out of the country, the situation in the country of destination might change. The risks are not only related to the spread of the virus but also related to restriction of movement or travel. If the student has already left for their traineeship in a foreign country, then upon return they have to observe the rules for staying at home.

Last updated: 02.07.2020 21:07

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If you have any questions for the Ministry of Education and Research, please contact info@hm.ee.

For an overview of the rules and guidelines sent to institutions under the Ministry of Education and Research, please see the website https://www.hm.ee/koroona.

Crisis Support information in the field of education and youth can be found at the website: hm.ee/kriisitoetus.

Last updated: 16.07.2020 17:12

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