Physical distancing: 2+2 rule
Physical distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus. Please follow the basic rule, both outside and inside:
- 2+2*: in indoor and outdoor public areas (including shops, various service points, beauty salons, parks, playgrounds etc.), please keep a safe distance of at least two metres (6,6 ft) and move in groups of no more than two people*
*The limitations on the number of people in groups do not apply to families.
Wear a face mask or cover your mouth and nose
Wearing a mask or covering your mouth and nose is mandatory in public indoor spaces, including public transport, different service points, restaurants, and during various recreational activities.
Children under 12 and people whose medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask do not have to wear a face covering. They should, however, keep a safe distance (2+2) from others.
You can find more information about when and where to use a mask in Estonia on the kriis.ee website
Public spaces: museums, attractions, restaurants, theatres, spas etc. in Tallinn and Harjumaa
The following shops, services, and entertainment establishments are open, provided they comply with the rules on physical distancing (2+2), maximum capacity, and hygiene:
- Museums, galleries, and other similar attractions (open until 7 p.m.). Operating is limited to 50 per cent of maximum capacity
- Churches and other places for worship (open until 7 p.m.). Operating is limited to 50 per cent of maximum capacity
- Outdoor seating areas (terraces) of cafés, bars, restaurants, and other similar catering establishments (open until 9 p.m.). Operating is limited to 50 per cent of maximum capacity with no more than 10 people per table. Selling and buying takeaway food is permitted at all times
- Stores, shopping centres and other similar establishments. Operating is limited to 25 per cent of maximum capacity
- Service points (e.g. post offices, banks, libraries, car repair shops, beauty salons, hairdressers etc.). Operating is limited to 25 per cent of maximum capacity
- Public playgrounds and outdoor sports grounds
The following indoor public spaces and services are closed:
- Indoor seating areas of restaurants, cafés, bars, and other similar catering establishments. Selling and buying takeaway food is permitted at all times
- Theatres, cinemas, and other similar entertainment establishments
- Spas, swimming pools, and other similar facilities
Please keep in mind that wearing a mask or covering your mouth and nose is mandatory in public indoor spaces, including public transport.
NB! As a temporary measure, the sale of alcohol at entertainment and catering establishments is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m.
If you have a smartphone, download the HOIA contact tracing application. The app notifies you when you have been in close contact with a COVID-19 infected person.