04.12.2020

Starting from 5 December 2020, additional restrictions will be applied to reduce the spread of coronavirus in shops, shopping centres and catering and entertainment establishments.

The so-called 2+2 rule is applied in the public areas of shops and shopping centres; visitors are allowed to move alone or in pairs and must keep a distance of at least two metres from other visitors.

The so-called 10+2 rule is applied in catering and entertainment establishments; up to 10 visitors can be and move together provided that they are at a distance of at least two metres from other visitors. Owners of catering establishments must create the conditions necessary to comply with the requirements by placing tables at an adequate distance from one another. The 2+2 and 10+2 restrictions do not apply to families regardless of their size or in cases where the necessary requirements cannot be fulfilled in a sensible way (for example, in rooms that are not large enough).

From 22:00 to 06:00, catering and entertainment establishments must close their doors to visitors. This must also be done by all public event spaces in which there are not enough stationary seats for visitors. Catering establishments may still offer takeaway services to customers or use courier and transport services to sell food. Private parties may not be organised in any of the mentioned places from 22:00 to 06:00.

50% occupancy is the maximum permitted occupancy in the sales areas of shops, the public areas of commercial enterprises, the business areas of service providers and in entertainment establishments.

A mask is required in all indoor areas. A mask is not required for children under the age of 12 or for those who cannot wear one because of health reasons, work reasons or reasons which go against their nature.

The availability of sanitisers and compliance with disinfection requirements must be ensured in shops, shopping centres and catering and entertainment establishments according to the instructions of the Health Board.

Petrol stations may continue trading around the clock, but the consumption of food and drinks in the indoor areas of petrol stations is prohibited from 22:00 to 06:00.

Please note that the sale of alcoholic beverages is still prohibited from 00:00 to 10:00.

The legal acts of the government establishing restrictions to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus can be found on the Riigi Teataja website.

 

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