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Schools/Univercity closure:

30.06.2022

ERR news of 26 January 2021: Over 100 schools in a number of municipalities all over the country are on distance learning.

30.06.2022

All secondary schools in Harjumaa; incl Tallinn and Ida-Virumaa are on distance learning until the end of the Christmas break. There are links to 2 documents in the Estonian language: 1) Order of the National Health Board establishing the restrictions; 2) instructions of the Ministry of Education on how to organise distance learning.

27.06.2022

Restrictions on educational activities for general education schools will remain in place nationally until the end of the school holidays; January 10. (incl.)

27.06.2022

From Monday; March 16; hobby education must be stopped.

21.04.2022

The Ministry of Education has issued guidelines to all educational institutions covering both the physical distancing and hygiene and safety measures. Generally; traditional classroom learning is preferred; but depending on the local situation; decisions on partial or full distance learning will be made. The link is to the updated version (22/9) of the guidelines in the Estonian language.; 1/04/2022: normal learning can resume.

19.05.2021

26 February 2021: 1 March -28 March distance learning will continue in institutions of higher education. 8 March 2021: Contact learning is not allowed during the period of 11 March 2021 - 11 April 2021. 1 April 2021: Distance learning extended until 25 April 2021. 20 April 2021: Distance learning extended with no end date. 11 April 2021: The government decided to re-open all educational institutions as of May 17.

19.05.2021

An urgent recommendation for parents not to take children to kindergarten; unless necessary. Guides for kindergartens to reorganize work.

19.05.2021

26/2/2021: March 1 - March 28; distance learning will continue in vocational schools. 8/3/2021: Contact learning is not allowed during the period of 11 March - 11 April. 1/4/2021: Distance learning extended until 25 April. 20/04/2021: Distance learning extended with no end date. 11/05/2021: The government decided to re-open all educational institutions as of May 17.

19.05.2021

On 27 April the Estonian government decided to allow grades 9 and 12 (preparing for final exams) to return to school. A school building occupancy rate of 50 percent will be in force. 11/05/2021: The government decided to re-open all educational institutions as of May 17.

04.05.2021

8 March 2021: Primary education on distance learning 11 March 2021 - 11 April 2021. Children with special educational needs and institutions managing them can remain open in a limited and safe capacity. 11 April 2021: Distance learning extended until 25 April 2021. 20 April 2021: Distance learning extended until 2 may 2021.

04.05.2021

26 February 2021: 1 March - 28 March distance learning will continue in general education schools; vocational schools and institutions of higher education. Starting from March 15; the students who are taking the basic school final exams and state exams in the 2020/2021 academic year will be allowed to have contact learning two days a week. 8 March 2021: Contact learning is not allowed during the period of 11 March - 11 April. 1 April 2021: Distance learning extended until 25 April 2021. 20 April 2021: Distance learning extended with no end date. On 27 April 2021 the government decided to allow grades 9 and 12 (preparing for final exams) to return to school on May 3.

15.03.2021

Primary schools in Rakvere will be on distance learning for at least for 2 weeks starting from 8 March

02.03.2021

ERR news of 26 January 2021: Over 100 schools in a number of municipalities all over the country are on distance learning.

02.03.2021

Tartu municipality has advised the secondary schools to continue on distance learning. Students of upper grades (9-12) can attend classes at the school provided the 50% occupancy rule and hygiene measures are kept.

02.03.2021

Students of secondary schools (grades 5-12) will be on distance learning after the winter break (of 22-28 Feb). It is very likely that this measure will be extended since the epidemiological situation in the country is deteriorating at a fast pace.

01.02.2021

Secondary schools remain closed in Harju County and Tallinn; except for students of the 9th and 12th grade who have to take final exams in spring. From 25 January; contact learning will be permitted at all levels of education. Precautions for preventing the spread of the coronavirus must be followed.

01.02.2021

Secondary schools in Ida-Viru County remain closed. Students of the 9th and 12th grade; who have to take final exams in spring were allowed to return to school on January 11 after the Christmas break; From 25 January; contact learning will be permitted at all levels of education. Precautions for preventing the spread of the coronavirus must be followed.

18.01.2021

Restrictions on educational activities for general education schools will remain in place nationally until the end of the school holidays; January 10. (incl.)

17.12.2020

Jüri Gymnasium fully (primary school+ secondary School) on distance learning as a canteen worker was tested positive.

17.12.2020

State of emergency since 12.03.2020 with university closure. From Monday; March 16 2020; hobby education must stop.

17.12.2020

Until 31 December 2020; the study buildings of general education schools; vocational education institutions; institutions of professional higher education; and universities will be closed.

17.12.2020

The opening hours and organization of kindergartens and childcare are decided by the local government or other kindergarten operators.

17.12.2020

Until 31 December 2020; the study buildings of general education schools; vocational education institutions; institutions of professional higher education; and universities will be closed. In exceptional cases; distance learning may be conducted at the decision of the school. Personal consultations; olympiads; internships; and examinations and tests may also be carried out exceptionally and at the discretion of the school (compliance must be ensured with the following requirements: 2 + 2 rule; wearing masks indoors with the above exceptions; availability of disinfectants).

17.12.2020

From Monday; March 16; hobby education must be stopped.

17.12.2020

Classes in three different schools are on distant learning as students and/or teachers have tested Covid+19 positive.

08.12.2020

All secondary schools in Harjumaa; incl Tallinn and Ida-Virumaa are on distance learning until the end of the Christmas break. There are links to 2 documents in the Estonian language: 1) Order of the National Health Board establishing the restrictions; 2) instructions of the Ministry of Education on how to organise distance learning.

04.11.2020

As a precautionary measure; Tallinn municipality in cooperation with the schools has been implementing partial distance learning; which is allowed for students starting from grade 8 (age 14); schools decide whether on a weekly or a daily basis; currently about 80% of Tallinn schools are involved; With the aim to reduce physical contacts at school other measures are applied e.g. classes and breaks scheduled at different times; On 22 October this precautionary measure was extended until 9 November (i.e. 2 weeks after the autumn break).

26.08.2020

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to TBD

As of March 16th, schools are required to suspend regular classrooms. The situation will be reassessed every 14 days and, if necessary, a decision will be taken on the need to extend the distance learning period. For kindergartens: local governments take decisions. Kindergartens will initially remain open, and, if necessary, the closure of kindergartens will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Nevertheless, all parents who are able to leave the children at home are encourage to do so. Schools for students with special educational needs will remain open. Their closure will be decided on a case-by-case basis in cooperation with schools and school managers. Update (19.04.2020): If the situation in the country allows, the current form of education i.e. distance learning, will continue until May 15. After May 15, the transition period starts. Not all students will have to go to school during the transition period, but arrangements can be made by all parties concerned (student, teacher, school), to organise individual learning or learning in groups of ten students. Contact learning proposals will be made by the teacher, but the parent has the right not to allow the child to return to school if justified (e.g. family member is in the risk group). In this case, it is necessary to find a suitable solution for all parties, for example, to continue distance learning, but to increase teacher support, to involve support specialists, etc. Schools also have the right to continue with distance learning after May 15, if it is considered necessary, reasonable, and possible. Update on May 5 During the time when emergency restrictions are being eased, educational activities may be organised on school premises for groups of up to 10 people. Update 18.05 After May 15, the transition period starts, when partial contact learning will resume. Not all students will have to go to school during the transition period, but arrangements can be made by all parties concerned (student, teacher, school), to organise individual contact learning or learning in groups of up to ten students. Contact learning proposals will be made by the teacher, but the parent has the right not to allow the child to return to school if justified (e.g. family member is in the risk group). In this case, it is necessary to find a suitable solution for all parties, for example, to continue distance learning, but to increase teacher support, to involve support specialists, etc. Schools also have the right to continue with distance learning after May 15, if it is considered necessary, reasonable, and possible. Update 01.06.20 With the order of the Government of the Republic, the restrictions on informal education and activities were eased considerably as of June 1. Easing of restrictions apply to basic schools, secondary schools, vocational education institutions and higher education institutions, as well as in the organisation of activities of supplementary education institutions, informal education and hobby activities providers, and open youth centres. The organisation of the work of pre-school children's institutions is still decided by the owner of the institution, following the instructions of the Health Board. 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 are allowed for no more than 100 participants. 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 are allowed for no more than 1000 participants. The 2+2 rule must still be observed unless it is not reasonably possible due to the nature of the activity. 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, also different smart solutions can be used. Update August 18 Today, the government decided to abolish restrictions that applied to educational establishments, which will be replaced in the new school year by recommendations for preventing the spread of the coronavirus, issued in cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Research and the Health Board. Pursuant to the decision, the up to 50 per cent maximum capacity requirement indoors is no longer applicable in basic schools, upper secondary schools, vocational educational institutions and higher education institutions, but also in refresher training institutions, hobby schools, open youth centres, youth camps and student work camps. Restrictions are also no longer applicable to conducting recreational activities and hobby education, and to organising the training of a driver of a power-driven vehicle, driver of a motor vehicle, or the driver of a vehicle carrying a hazardous load. The restrictions established with the regulation of the government will be replaced by guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus, provided in cooperation with the Health Board, which will reach schools on Wednesday.

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