Stay at home and contact your family physician.
The Health Board will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Please click here for the questions which you will be asked by the Health Board »
Please think in advance about your answers to these questions.
Get in touch with your close contacts and notify them of the need to self-isolate. Click here to see who is considered a close contact »
Follow the rules of proper hand and respiratory hygiene.
If possible, highlight yourself as an infected individual in the HOIA app.
Stay at home!
Contact your family physician.
Anyone who has come into close contact with a COVID-19 case must stay at home for ten days after the day on which they experienced that close contact.
Following this, a COVID-19 test can be undertaken on the tenth day. Further information about this opportunity will be provided via an automated call from the Health Board or by text message or email.
Monitor your health!
If you experience any symptoms, please immediately notify your family physician or call the family physician advisory line on 1220.
❖ FAQ »
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM INFECTION?
- Wash your hands
Hands should be washed with soap under running water, hand disinfectants should be used if needed.
- Advice to wear a mask on indoor premises
As of 2 June, it is advisable to wear a masked in crowded indoor premises.
- Observe good respiratory hygiene
If you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a single use tissue. Throw it into the bin immediately after, and then clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (the inside of your elbow), but do not use your bare hand.
Requirement for dispersal
The requirement for dispersal mandates that indoors strangers must be kept at a reasonable distance for the purpose of containing the spread of the virus.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- If you have a fever, are coughing and experiencing difficulty breathing, seek help in a timely manner. Call your general practitioner (GP). If you do not have access to a general practitioner, call the GP hotline at 1220.
- COVID-19 vaccination
By vaccinating against COVID-19 we can move towards returning to the regular order of life. Read more »
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND SPREAD
- The main symptoms include headache, loss of smell, blocked nose, a cough, tiredness, muscular pain, a head cold, loss of taste, sore throat, and fever.
Severe cases may also include breathing difficulties, chest pain, and/or speech and motor disorders.
The symptoms may be very mild, so please monitor your health carefully and contact your family physician even if you only experience mild symptoms.
- The virus spreads from one person to another in the form of a droplet infection, primarily via close contact with individuals who are suspected of having been infected and who exhibit any symptoms which are characteristic of the virus, primarily a cough.
- The incubation period for the virus ranges from two to fourteen days. An individual may be infectious for up to two days before they develop COVID-19 symptoms or before testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. The virus may also spread via contact with individuals who are suspected of having been infected and who only exhibit very mild symptoms.
- The main measures for the prevention of the infection which is caused by coronaviruses include good hand hygiene, social distancing, wearing a mask, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unclean hands.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF SUSPECTED INFECTION?
The main COVID-19 symptoms include headache, cough, fever, breathing difficulties, throat pain, muscular pain, loss of taste, loss of smell, tiredness, and weakness.
If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, please self-isolate immediately and contact your family physician. As the symptoms of COVID-19 may be very mild, monitor your health condition carefully and contact your family physician or call the family physician advisory line (1220) even in the case of mild symptoms.
If you experience breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, call the emergency number: 112.
If you have any coronavirus-related questions, please call the Rescue Board’s free 24-hour crisis line: 1247.
WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION?
The hotline ☎️ 1247 or +372 600 1247 (also for calls from abroad) to provide information
on issues related to coronavirus (24 h).
In questions regarding health, please call the family physician advisory line ☎️ 1220 or
+372 634 6630 (also for calls from abroad).
Emergency number ☎️ 112
If you have any questions, please send them to the Health Board via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consular assistance hotline (24 h) ☎️ 5301 9999
STATISTICS AND INFORMATION
- The latest statistics on the spread of coronavirus
- Kriis.ee »
Official information about coronavirus in Estonia.
- Travel advice regarding COVID-19 restrictions »
- University of Tartu studies and news on COVID-19 »
- COVID-19 situation in Estonia. The first half of 2020 » (PDF)
Effective hand-washing (PDF)
How to Handrub? (PDF)
- Let’s keep the virus away! (PDF)
- How can I protect myself and during the period of viruses? (PDF)
- Dear parent! Let’s keep the teachers and children safe! (PDF)
- Let’s keep the schools open! (PDF)
- Let’s keep the shops open! (PDF)
- Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak (PDF)
Last updated 14 June 2021