Codes of Conduct at Tallinn University Dormitories due to COVID-19


To prevent infection,

  • follow general hygiene guidelines – wash your hands and when entering or  leaving the dormitory, disinfect your hands at the hand cleaning stations;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • do not invite any quests, It is forbidden!
  • avoid social gatherings indoors and keep a safe distance with others – especially with symptomatic residents;
  • stay in your room if you feel sick or have any symptoms;
  • with any COVID-19 symptoms, suspect the coronavirus and call your family doctor or the family physician advisory line (1220 or +372 634 6630) and via e-mail or a call, inform the house manager as well.


you have been in close contact with someone infected to COVID-19;
you have arrived from a country which restricts your movement in Estonia.

NB! The aim of the following regulation is to limit the possible spread of the COVID-19. Make sure that if there are any restrictions that apply to you, then please follow them!


Inform your co-tenants of the need for self-isolation (by e-mail, Facebook, telephone or message, etc.) and send a notice to the house manager by e-mail.
In cooperation with the house manager, agree on possible organisational changes for the period of self-isolation (usage of common areas, ventilating rooms, disinfection, etc.).
To order food and other necessities, use e-shops and order it to the dormitory.
Make sure to follow health safety requirements:
a. Wash your hands regularly and disinfect if possible!
b. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose with your hands!
c. Ventilate rooms regularly (at least twice a day for a minimum of 15 minutes at a time)!
d. When coughing / sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a paper towel or arm (throw the paper away immediately and then wash your hands)!
e. Leave your room only when necessary and do not move around the house.
f. Always wear a mask when leaving your room.


If you or your roommate have:
fever, cough, headache and / or sore throat, please call your family doctor or the family doctor’s advice telephone 1220 for further instructions on further treatment.

difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, please call the emergency center 112 and call an ambulance. NB! When making a call, please be sure to inform the medic of a previous contact with a COVID-19 or a previous trip abroad. If the above symptoms occur, do not go to the hospital’s emergency department or family doctor’s office, but ask for treatment recommendations and instructions by phone. In addition, please be sure to notify the house manager if these symptoms occur or your health deteriorates.

If you fall ill, make sure to contact you house manager via e-mail ( or give them a call.
If you have been diagnosed COVID-19, then you must remain at your place of residence or permanent residence, starting from the date of the positive diagnose.
A person is infectious for up to 14 days after the onset of symptoms. A person is declared healthy if they do not have:

  • fever for at least two days,
  • signs of respiratory disease (especially cough and sore throat) for at least one day.

The final recovery and returning to regular life will be decided by the family doctor!


Residents with restrictions of movements will be issued a new bed linen once during the restricted period, but the used one will not be taken away – it must be left in their room and closed in a plastic bag.

Close contact is someone, who:

  • lived in the same household with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • has been in direct physical contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (e.g handshake) for at least 15 minutes and less than 2 meters;
  • has been in a direct contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 secretions, without the use of protective equipment (e.g has coughed, sneezed, used the patient’s napkin with bare hands, etc.)
  • has been in the same room (including dining room, meeting room, hospital waiting room, etc.) with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes and less than 2 meters away;
  • has been in a vehicle close to person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, including:
  • persons sitting in the same row and 2 rows in front or behind;
  • caregivers and companions of a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.