To mitigate the effects of the crisis, the Tallinn City Government decided to continue the 100 per cent rent exemption for outdoor terraces until the end of August and also to grant a 50 per cent rent discount to tenants operating in city-owned commercial premises, such as caterers and venders, until the end of August.
"Although the Estonian national government has begun to gradually ease the restrictions imposed to prevent the outbreak, businesses will probably feel the negative effects of the outbreak and the restrictions for a long time to come. That is why we decided to extend the benefits," said Aivar Riisalu, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn.
The 50 per cent rental discount is intended for caterers, commercial and service companies, and tenants in the fields of education, welfare, sports and culture operating on commercial premises that belong to the city. Until the end of May, they were subject to a 100 percent rent exemption. The full rental exemption remains in place for nightclubs. According to the previous regulation, the 100 per cent rental exemption for outdoor terraces was to be valid until the end of June.
The city's existing aid measures for tenants have been approved as state aid by European Commission decisions from April and October last year, which are valid until 30 June. The European Commission approved the aid measures until the end of the year on 4 June.
The regulation adopted by the City Government is available in the Tallinn legislation information system Teele at https://teele.tallinn.ee/documents/109713/view#metadata