Public order, work of courts and prisons, rescue management

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The work of the courts is based on the principle that it would be safe to come to a courthouse.

Dispersion requirements apply in the courtroom, it is mandatory to use personal protective equipment and all who have fallen ill must stay at home.

If a party to the proceedings is ill, they have to provide this information, and then the judge shall decide how to proceed.

Last updated: 16.03.2021 13:19

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Due to the risk of spreading the virus, long-term visits in all Estonian prisons have been suspended. Short-term visits take place in prisons in rooms separated by a glass barrier. Visits are allowed in open prisons setting. Visiting restrictions do not apply to meetings with the defence counsel, attorney-at-law as the representative, spiritual minister, a notary public and consular staff member.

It is possible to call the information lines of the prisons for guidance on how to get information on an incarcerated person:

  • from Tallinn Prison it is possible to get information during work day at 612 7539,
  • from Tartu Prison it is possible to get information during work day at 750 0806,
  • from Viru Prison it is possible to get information from telephone line 663 7900.

As it is not possible to ascertain the identity of the caller over the phone, we ask that the questions about the health condition of a close one in prison be sent to the address of the relevant prison in a digitally signed form:

  • Tallinn Prison:
  • Tartu Prison:
  • Viru Prison:

The close ones are given information on the condition that the prisoner has authorised this. After the prison has ascertained the identity of the asker and been given the prisoner's authorisation to share his or her health information with the close one, the prison will give an answer to the questions pertaining to the prisoner's health by the end of the next working day at the latest.

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Last updated: 16.03.2021 13:15

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Yes, the police will come to help you if your life, health or property is at risk. When calling the emergency number, you should let the first responders know if you, or any member of your family has been infected with the coronavirus, so that the police will know to take this into account.

Last updated: 01.05.2020 14:32

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We advise you to be vigilant and not to come across suspicious offers. If the scam has not yet been committed, send a report of the facts to If the fraud has already taken place, a police statement needs to be filled out:

Last updated: 25.03.2020 13:16

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Police officers are provided with the necessary personal protective equipment: rubber gloves and protective masks, as well as disinfectants. When a police officer comes into contact with a person showing some signs of illness, the latter, i.e. the person with signs of illness, is given a protective mask to prevent the further spread of infection.

Last updated: 01.04.2020 18:30

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If you are very seriously ill, please make sure to alert the alarm center by calling 112. In addition to the rescuers, an ambulance will also be sent to you. Aid is certainly guaranteed to all those in need of it.

Last updated: 11.02.2021 09:30

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Every rescue car has protective masks, rubber gloves and disinfectants. Vehicles and rescue equipment are being cleaned regularly. All rescuers have received instructions on how to avoid the risk of infection, how to act on the scene, and what tools to use.

Last updated: 27.08.2020 12:28

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All hygiene rules and distance maintenance rules will be observed in the course of home counselling, and a person also always has the right to refuse home counselling.

Last updated: 03.02.2021 14:54

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Companies are obligated to see to it that neither employees nor clients have symptoms of illness. If a person refuses to leave, call security or the police.

Last updated: 13.04.2020 12:29

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The restrictions on night-time sale of alcohol will last until April 30 (included). It is not allowed to sell alcohol between the hours of 22.00 and 10.00

The restriction shall not apply:

  1. on board of an aircraft used for international passenger transport and in the security restriction area of the international airport, and for a point of sale in the waiting area of an international port, accessible after boarding check.
  2. for a minibar in the room or during breakfast of a provider of accommodation services.

Last updated: 19.03.2021 09:16

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Supervision over the national night-time alcohol sales restriction is carried out by the local government.

Last updated: 08.02.2021 10:08

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