Tallinn to permit parents to attend graduations beginning this month ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Attendees at a graduation.
Attendees at a graduation. Source: Martin Dremljuga/ERR

As the Estonian government made changes on May 28 to restrictions on gatherings, Tallinn also decided that parents may in fact attend school and kindergarten graduations, and that graduations may be held this month already.

"While it was previously planned that graduations would be held in July without parental attendance, and then came a new order from the government that will allow for events to be organized indoors for up to 100 participants and the same outdoors, then we reviewed our own approach, and graduation ceremonies will be permitted to be organized in schools and kindergartens, indoors and outdoors, in June already," Tallinn Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev (Center) said on Wednesday.

Total attendance will be capped at 100, and participants will still have to adhere to distancing rules. The city government is recommending schools and kindergartens hold their graduation ceremonies outdoors where possible, Belobrovtsev noted.

The city government's decision is not mandatory, however; if any schools find that they do not have the appropriate conditions necessary for adhering to valid restrictions, they may still decide to ban parents from attending graduations, the deputy mayor added.

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