Tallinn University Coronavirus Containment Measures

Due to the Estonian government's declaration of a state of emergency, the Rectorate of Tallinn University announced decisions on further teaching, research and administrative work arrangements and additionally gave guidance on TLU campus and dormitories operations.

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  • Studies will be conducted in the form of e-learning as of 14.03.2020. 
  • Lecturers will rearrange teaching on a temporary basis, using technological means, and inform the registered students of the rearrangements by 16.03.2020 at the latest. 
  • Lecturers will adjust and publicize course programmes by 23.03.2020 at the latest.
  • As concerns courses that cannot be given in the form of e-learning: further guidelines will be given by the lecturer.
  • Lecturers will determine and publicize the communication means (phone, Skype, zoom, etc.) for interacting with students, and the dates and times of the so-called speaking sessions.
  • Students facing difficulties with using technological means are obliged to inform the lecturers.
  • Lecturers follow the time schedule set in the course timetable in arranging e-learning, if possible.
  • Students are recommended to use technological means and avoid meeting the team members in person when organizing independent work, incl. teamwork. Possible options for using e-tools
  • Students will communicate with the university staff via phone, e-mail or other available digital tools.
  • All scheduled Doctoral thesis defences will take place, however without audiences. The defences will be video-broadcasted.
  • Students studying abroad or are transferring to international studies who wish to stop or cancel their studies, please contact the Senior Specialist for International Studies Nele Dobrõš (+372 6409 136). 
  • The library is closed, electronic materials can be used.
  • Rearrangements of studies will be carried out according to circumstances. 
  • Continuing education courses will be delayed and those who have registered will be informed of the new dates and times.

Administrative work and research

The university recommends that all employees having the symptoms of respiratory infections (coughing, cold in the head, sore throat etc.) or those who have or may have had contact with virus carriers stay at home. The immediate superior must be informed of this at the earliest opportunity. All units of the university must be prepared for organizing work in the form of teleworking.

University Campus

  • University employees can enter the campus only through the Mare building.
  • Students cannot be at the campus without an exceptional reason.
  • The library, study centre, computer rooms, labs, studios, lecture halls and recreational areas are closed for the students.
  • Sports halls are closed.
  • Events will not be held at the university.
  • Cafeterias in Mare and Terra buildings are open at 9:00-14:00, other cafeterias are closed.


  • All business trips to foreign states are cancelled.
  • All persons who have arrived and will arrive in Estonia from abroad as of 1 March must stay at home for two consecutive weeks as of the arrival and inform their immediate superior of the trip.
  • As regards the cancelled business trips, the coordinator in communicating with the travel agency Reisiekspert will be the Management Support Office

Requirements in the Dormatories of TLU

In order to control the spread of the disease, residents of student dormitories must meet the following requirements:

  • Students who have arrived from the risk areas must stay at the dormitory and inform the director of the dormitory of themselves immediately or to the e-mail  
  • In the case of suspicion of falling ill, it is recommended not to turn to the ER (EMO) as you may endanger others. If feeling ill, stay in your room and call the family physician or the family physicians advisory line 1220 (if you are abroad, you may call +372 634 6630). Please send an e-mail also to in the case of falling ill.
  • Social gatherings and close contacts with other residents must be avoided. It is recommended to keep a distance of at least one meter with an ill person.
  • Particular attention must be given to hygiene requirements, primarily to washing hands regularly and carefully. It is recommended to disinfect hands upon entering the house by the special installed dosing devices.

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