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The government reduces maximum number of participants in public events

At cabinet meeting on November 20, members of the government agreed in principle on further restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

RESTRICTIONS IN HARJU COUNTY AND IDA VIRU COUNTY

Public events and meetings, culture and entertainment, churches

The 50% occupancy limit will apply to cultural institutions, which means halls with stationary seating, such as theatres, cinemas, concert venues as well as churches, and to public events (including conferences), public meetings, and entertainment activities (excluding children’s playrooms). The obligation to wear a mask or to cover one’s nose and mouth will apply everywhere in these places. A dispersed seating model must be applied in rooms with stationary seating. The maximum number of participants in indoor places with stationary seating is 400; elsewhere else, it is 250. For outdoor events, the maximum number is 500.

RESTRICTIONS THROUGHOUT ESTONIA

Obligation to wear a mask or to cover one’s nose and mouth in public indoor spaces
Obligation to wear a mask or cover one’s nose and mouth indoors, including on public transport and at service points, during hobby education and activities, as well as refresher training and refresher courses.

People for whom it is medically contraindicated, as well as children under the age of 12, do not need to cover their nose and mouth or wear a mask if sufficient distance is ensured and in other justified cases. The government is developing a plan to provide masks for disadvantaged people.

The 2 + 2 rule extends to public indoor spaces

The so-called 2 + 2 rule must be followed everywhere in public indoor spaces, which means that two people can move together but keep a distance of two metres from other people. This applies, for example, in bank branches, hairdressing and beauty salons, and elsewhere.
The current 10 + 2 rule will continue to apply in catering establishments and places where entertainment services are provided. The rule means that a group may include up to 10 people, but they have to keep a distance of two metres from others. These restrictions do not apply to families.

Public events and meetings, culture and entertainment, churches
The maximum number of participants in public events will be reduced. Up to 400 people can take part in an indoors public event with stationary seating, otherwise, up to 250 people are allowed. For outdoor events, the maximum number of participants is 500.

Source: Estonian Government

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