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Paper: Tartu kindergartens set face mask requirement for parents

Sipsik toys at Põlva kindergarten.
Sipsik toys at Põlva kindergarten. Source: ERR

Tartu city government's crisis committee has sent out coronavirus alleviation directives to kindergarten staff ahead of the new school year, with some kindergartens opting to restrict parents from entering the establishment unless they don a face mask, regional daily Tartu Postimees reports.

The danger of infection has brought significant changes to extracurricular activity organization, as it is yet unknown if activities such as music and science classes, football and acrobatics training, early language-learning groups and many more are even open starting September, daily Postimees (link in Estonian) wrote on Monday.

Jane Treier, director of Klaabu kindergarten, said the current situation is still quite unclear and further decisions regarding extracurricular activities will be made in late-September.

Kindergartens Klaabu and Poku have both similarly set a restriction for parents from entering the interior premises, unless they also wear a face mask.

Olivia Voltri, director of Poku kindergarten, said that as there are multiple changes to the organization of kindergartens, the children are allowed to bring their favorite toy each day, in order to help them feel secure.

Estonian children attend kindergarten until age seven.


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