Guidance for ERASMUS students regarding COVID-19
It is important to us to keep the academy open as long, as much as possible and lower the risk of students falling ill.
if you are feeling ill or have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, then please stay home and inform our Coordinator of International Studies Inna Bentsalo (write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5870 5206) as soon as possible;
if you’re not vaccinated, we advise you to wear a mask (or any other face covering) in the academy;
the main symptoms of COVID-19 include: dry cough, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, fever, runny nose, a loss of sense of smell or taste, weakness, and throat ache;
contact your family physician for advice. Information about the physicians in Tartu can be obtained through Inna. Follow the instructions given to you by the physician. Do not go to the physician’s office. For questions regarding your health, you may call the physician’s advisory line (open 24/7), by dialling 1220. The emergency number in Estonia is 112, if you feel your symptoms have gotten worse you can call the ambulance;
if the family physician has referred you to COVID-19 testing, please inform Inna. In case your COVID-19 test turns out positive, then contact everyone who you were in close contact with up to two days prior. A quick exchange of information helps reduce any confusion and helps stop the spread of the virus. Wait for the guidance from the Estonian Health Department, they will call you and inform you what you need to do. In addition, inform your family physician of the result;
return to the academy when you’re back in full health!
If you’ve fallen ill, groceries can be delivered to your home:
Rimi (www.rimi.ee), Barbora (www.barbora.ee), Prisma (www.prismamarket.ee) etc.
Take-away from local restaurants: Telli Toit (www.tellitoit.ee) or mobile apps Wolt and Bolt Food.
Medication: Can be ordered online from Apotheka (www.apotheka.ee) or Südameapteek (www.sydameapteek.ee) The pharmacy at the Town Hall Square (address: Raekojaplats 1a) is open 24/7.
To follow the local news and get up to date information about COVID-19, you might want to follow the Estonian Broadcasting Network: https://news.err.ee/
More information about COVID-19 in Estonia: https://www.kriis.ee/en. You can call 1247, which is the hotline number to obtain information about the emergency situation in Estonia.