Government eases event spectator capacity restrictions ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Juu Jääb festival, held in Muhu in July.
Juu Jääb festival, held in Muhu in July. Source: Margus Muld/ERR

Government has decided to ease restrictions on spectator capacity at public events, both indoors and outdoors, starting from July 15. Due to the magnitude of the event, restrictions for WRC Rally Estonia will be assessed more flexibly.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) confirmed that government discussed the question of capacity at public events.

Starting July 15, 1,500 persons are allowed to spectate an indoors event, instead of the previous 500. Organizers of events must also ensure that people are enabled to move while maintaining distance from others. The 50-percent capacity rule must still be followed at all times.

A maximum of 2,000 spectators will be allowed to events held outdoors, until now that limit has been 1,000.

Ratas added that Rally Estonia, the first round of the suspended World Rally Championship season, held in Southern Estonia on September 4-6, will be approached with more flexibility because of the magnitude of the event.

Ratas said: "We need special treatment on that."

He added that restrictions regarding September will be discussed on August 13, which should leave enough time to prepare for coming events.

For a list of all the restrictions in place, see our "Coronavirus in Estonia" guide.

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