Estonia limits event attendance, Tallinn allows in-class learning

Estonia, where cultural events are allowed to take place to audiences vaccinated against Covid-19 or having Covid-19 recovery certificates, has decided to reduce audience numbers. Meanwhile, the Tallinn municipality has allowed schools to return to in-class learning after a period of distance learning, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
On Thursday, November 11, the cabinet of ministers decided to change the spectator capacity restriction for public events starting next week. The Kaja Kallas’ government decided to allow indoor events to be organized for up to 1,000 participants, outdoor events can have 2,000 participants.
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Kallas explained on Thursday that all decisions are made with two goals in mind. «Number one: an open society. Number two: motivating people to get vaccinated. An order to stay in isolation would decrease motivation. Our vaccination rates are slowing down again,» the head of government noted.
In the capital city, municipal schools are planning on allowing students who have been on remote learning since the October school holiday to return to class. Education officials in the Tallinn local government noted to ERR that it was no longer monitoring how schools organize remote study and ensure dispersion, the aim is to leave it will be up to each individual school. Schools have been required to disperse 30-50 percent of students, ERR reports.