Estonia strengthens restrictions on top of this weeks’ rules

In the week, when Estonia introduced a set of epidemiological restrictions, the Covid-19 situation in the country’s hospitals continues to be very difficult, therefore the government has agreed on new rules to contain the spread of Covid-19 from next week, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
From Monday, October 25, entry in public events, restaurants and entertainment venues has been limited to people with the EU Covid-19 certificate proving full vaccination or recovery from the virus disease. The restrictions are set to remain until January 10.
On Thursday, October 28, the Estonian government announced more restrictions. According to them schoolchildren over the age of 12 will have to present coronavirus certification to attend public events, while mask-wearing is being made mandatory at events which conduct coronavirus certification checks, even for individuals who have been vaccinated.
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The new epidemiological rules will come into effect Monday, November 1, with the exception of the mask-wearing restrictions. The latter have entered into effect from Friday, October 29. Starting November 1, a restriction on movement in public indoor areas will be introduced from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. The restriction does not apply to the opening hours of the service area of shops and service providers in Estonia. It also does not limit the work of food sale for takeaway from catering establishments, nor does it affect the use of outdoor areas, ERR reports.