Parents not allowed to attend June graduation ceremonies in Tallinn ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

High school graduation. Photo is illustrative.
High school graduation. Photo is illustrative. Source: Martin Dremljuga/ERR

Tallinn Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev (Center) said that school and kindergarten graduation ceremonies will be permitted to be held at the end of June, but parents will not be allowed to attend.

"There was a big discussion with school leaders last night, and we reached a consensus on how to organize graduation ceremonies for schools and kindergartens, meaning here are two main possibilities," Belobrovtsev said. "The first possibility is that only graduates and school staff will be able to participate in the graduation ceremonies at schools in June. If the graduation ceremony takes place indoors, then, according to the rules, the occupancy rate must not exceed 50 percent, and the number of participants must not exceed 50 people."

If the ceremony takes place outdoors, however, such as at a school stadium, the number of participants would be limited to 100, and even so, only graduates and school staff would be permitted to participate. "The only exception is schools for students with special needs, where parents are also allowed to attend," he noted.

According to the deputy mayor, another option would be to hold the graduation ceremonies in July, when restrictions would be significantly more lenient. In this case, parents would also be permitted to attend, and the maximum number of participants would increase to up to 500 people indoors and 1,000 people outdoors.

"Essentially, the same rules apply to kindergartens," he added.

Regarding pre-exam consultations, which typically take place at the end of the school year, Tallinn city authorities have decided that up to ten people may be in a room at one time; the same restriction applies to hobby schools as well.

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