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UT coronavirus info

Last updated on 6 January.

To prevent the spread of the virus and the disease, to protect human life and health and to ensure the functioning of society, national restrictions and guidelines must be observed. You can read the university's recommendations and guidelines below, by topics. Please note that due to the rapidly changing situation, the university's guidelines may be updated.

  • In 2022, teaching and studies continue according to the principles agreed upon at the beginning of the academic year. This means that the university continues teaching face-to-face (incl. in block mode study). Exams and pass/fail evaluations may take place in classrooms.
  • To prevent the spread of the virus, the head of institute/college may decide to switch to distance learning at the unit or for a particular curriculum. Students can get the most accurate information about the organisation of studies in their specialisation from their institute.
  • In face-to-face classes, public rooms and meetings, a safe distance must be ensured, and everybody must wear masks.
  • Unnecessary contacts must be minimised. We advise cancelling or postponing larger events.
  • Continuing education learners must prove their infection safety according to the government order: by presenting the certificate of vaccination against or recovery from Covid-19.
  • Degree students do not have to present the certificate of vaccination against or recovery from Covid-19.
  • Staff and students with viral symptoms must stay home regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Heads of units and employees will cooperate to find solutions that consider the interests of both the university and the employee and ensure a safe working environment for all.
  • All units are asked to organise their work so as to reduce unnecessary contacts. If necessary, employees must be allowed to work remotely.
  • Employees will get the most precise information about the organisation of work from the head of their unit.
  • More than 90% of university staff and around 90% of students have been vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated yet, make sure you get your dose. If you first want to discuss vaccination with a specialist, call the family doctors’ advice line 1220 or consult your family physician.
  • See the list of places where you can get vaccinated without prior booking as well as pharmacies and vaccination centres where you can get vaccinated with prior booking.
  • All international employees and students can also get vaccinated in Estonia. National health insurance is not required and vaccination is free of charge. There are a number of places where you can get vaccinated without prior booking, but it is also possible to book a time slot by calling 1247, making an appointment on www.digiregistratuur.ee or by calling your local hospital or private medical centre. 
  • For vaccination, an Estonian ID code is needed. The students staying in Tartu can get their Estonian ID code at the Tartu Welcome Centre. However, one should keep in mind that visiting offices is allowed once self-isolation period, if needed, has been completed.
  • The EU digital Covid-19 immunisation certificate can be viewed, printed and downloaded in the patient portal www.digilugu.ee under "EU digital Covid certificates". An ID card, mobile-ID or Smart-ID is required for logging into the patient portal.
  • Estonians and all foreign residents who have the Estonian personal identification code but cannot access the Patient Portal (digilugu.ee) to create their digital COVID certificate can now apply for the certificate at the customer services of the Social Insurance Board across Estonia. Foreigners who want to get the certificate at the Social Insurance Board must have the Estonian personal identification code and an identity document. It is possible to fill in and print the application beforehand. The service is free of charge for everybody.
  • Further information about vaccination:
  • If you suspect infection with coronavirus, call your family doctor or the family doctor’s advice line 1220 for advice. 
  • To prevent further spread of the virus, stay at home while waiting for the test results and when tested positive. 
  • Information about a person being infected with COVID-19 is sensitive personal data and must not be forwarded, except with the person’s consent. Nevertheless, employees and students are encouraged to inform the university if they turn out to be virus carriers and have been in close contact with university staff or students. Rapid exchange of information helps us prevent the spread of the virus at the university. If an employee turns out to be a virus carrier or a close contact, we recommend informing his or her immediate supervisor. If a student turns out to be a virus carrier or a close contact, we recommend him or her to inform the academic affairs specialist.

 

Contact information 

Tõnis Karki
Academic Secretary
737 5605
529 7917
Tõnis Karki
Academic Secretary
737 5605
529 7917
Gea Kääpa
Head of Communication
737 5680
58058070 (5680)
Gea Kääpa
Head of Communication
737 5680
58058070 (5680)

National coronavirus helpline: 1247 (+372 600 1247 for calls from abroad)
National restrictions are available on the state website on COVID-19:  www.kriis.ee /en  
Health Board’s website: www.terviseamet.ee/en
Restrictions in force in Estonia  https://www.kriis.ee/en/restrictions-force-estonia

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