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City of Tartu and entrepreneurs invite people to get tested and celebrate the New Year

Tartu City Government Press Release

City of Tartu and entrepreneurs invite people to get tested and celebrate the New Year Foto: Kiur Kaasik

30 December / The Tartu City Government and catering and entertainment establishments are calling for a responsible celebration of the New Year, reminding people that they need to take a rapid test before attending any larger gatherings.

The city government has asked the organisers of New Year’s Eve events, in addition to checking COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates of recovery from the virus, to call on their customers to take a rapid test at home before heading to the party.

‘It is understandable that people want to send off the last days of the year in a more festive manner. Which is why we are urging everyone to take a rapid test at home before going to the event, to make sure that we are not infected,’ said Mayor Urmas Klaas.

‘We are joining the call by the City of Tartu to be a responsible entrepreneur on New Year’s Eve. Despite the easing of restrictions on opening hours for New Year’s Eve, it is important to ensure the safety of the celebrations. We encourage people to take a rapid test before heading out to a party, which is a very important confidence measure in addition to the standard COVID certificate. As entrepreneurs in a smart city, we want to and are able to set an example for others,’ said caterer Assar Jõgar.

COVID-19 antigen rapid tests are available in pharmacies and are intended for home use. If the test is positive, you must stay home and call your family physician or the family physician advisory line 1220. Additional information on rapid testing can be found on the Health Board’s webpage.

The City of Tartu will not be organising fireworks this New Year's Eve, and instead recommends spending the holidays with your family while avoiding high numbers of contacts.

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Last changed 30.12.2021