COVID-19 info

Due to the spread of COVID-19, when visiting Tartu University Hospital, we ask that you to adhere to the following recommendations in order to ensure the safety of other patients as well as hospital staff.

  • If you suspect that you may be infected with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please inform hospital staff or your family physician before going to your appointment or the hospital for treatment. Suspected COVID-19 infection:
    • a body temperature of at least 37.8 °C at the present time or during the previous 7 days, and
    • at least one of the following recently developed respiratory symptoms: persistent cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or
    • exposure to COVID-19 within the past 14 days by yourself or a member of your household, or
    • your own or a household member’s stay abroad within the past 14 days, in a country where the incidence rate has been higher than 15 cases per 100,000 people (see here).
  • Upon entering University Hospital buildings and premises, use antiseptics on your hands and keep a safe distance from others.
  • Wear a mask. You can request a mask from the informant or the registration desk.
  • When entering the L. Puusepa 8 building, pass through the thermal camera system: stand on the red cross marked on the floor, remove your glasses, and look into the camera. An acoustic signal will indicate the results of your body temperature scan.
  • Download the HOIA corona app to your smartphone, which will notify you if you have been in close contact with a coronavirus carrier. The app can also be used to securely and anonymously notify others regarding your illness. More information:

There is a ban on visiting patients in the University Hospital. In cases of extreme need, visits are allowed in agreement with the department.

Sending packages to patients is allowed. You can leave the package at the information desk. Mark the patient’s name and the department in which he or she is staying on the package.

In the University Hospital, infection control measures are based on the risk level for COVID-19: green, yellow or red.
The risk levels are set on the proposal of the Infection Control Department and updated weekly.

By clicking on the picture, you will find instructions on how to proceed according to the current threat level.

Wear a surgical mask within the University Hospital’s buildings. Masks are available at the entrances to the buildings.

Adults and children from 12 years of age must wear masks

  1. Before taking the mask, clean your hands with an antiseptic.
  2. Place the mask on your face so that the surface you grasped (usually coloured) is on the outside.
  3. Attach the mask to your nose with the aid of an aluminium strip and pull the lower part of the mask under your chin.
  4. Do not touch the outside of the mask with your hands.
  5. Remove/replace the mask if you have coughed, sneezed, the mask is wet, or 3 hours have passed.
  6. Remove the mask via the strings and throw it in the trash.
  7. Clean your hands with a hand antiseptic.

Use of masks in children up to 12 years of age

  • Children under the age of 5 do not need to use a mask when entering the University Hospital’s buildings.
  • In the case of children between the ages of 6 and 11, the child should wear a mask if he or she is exhibiting signs of a viral respiratory infection or if he or she is suffering from a medical condition that is weakening his or her immune system (cancer, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis, etc.).
  • Instruct the child in how to use the mask (see Use of a Mask by Adults and Children from 12 Years of Age).

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