COVID GUIDELINES At Robotex International 202105-07 November 2021 In Tallinn
These guidelines will cover the most important topics and actions made during the Robotex International 2021 festival to minimise the risk of Coronavirus spread. The plan follows the instructions and recommendations of the Estonian Health Board and the measures and restrictions established by the relevant Estonian authorities. Health Board’s is a leading governmental institution in the field of healthcare, performing surveillance and enforcement functions to assure compliance with legal requirements.
Many limitations are direct requirements from the Government of Republic of Estonia.
• The latest news and regulations related to Covid can be found at Estonian Covid-19 crisis webpage: https://www.kriis.ee/en
• Information about the Covid disease can be found at Estonian Health Board website: https://www.terviseamet.ee/en/covid19
With a regulation from the government (on 30th July), starting from August 9 2021, all public events with over 50 attendees are required to check visitors’ infection safety. This means we will be checking all attendees to ensure everyone has been fully vaccinated, received a negative covid-test result or recovered from Covid-19 within 6 months.
This applies to all public events connected to the Robotex International 2021 festival and it’s side events. The festival will provide rapid antigen tests only at the main event at the Saku Suurhall! At all other locations and side-events, all participants are required to present proof of infection safety to access the event. If no such proof is given, the access is not provided for that person.
Traveling to Estonia
Accessing the event
Accessing the event with EU Digital Certiﬁcate
Conditions needed for a valid infection safety certiﬁcate and entering the event with an EU Digital Certiﬁcate:
The participant is fully vaccinated and a required time period (at least 7 to 15 days) has passed since your ﬁnal vaccination dose. The time period needed to be passed depends on the vaccine:
• Pﬁzer/BioNTech – maximum efﬁciency is reached after 7 days;
• AstraZeneca – maximum efﬁciency is reached after 15 days;
• Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – maximum efﬁciency is reached after 14 days.
The participant has taken a PCR test in a certiﬁed testing facility no more than three days before the ﬁnal day of Robotex International 2021 festival. This means that his/her test has to be taken no earlier than on Tuesday to ensure you can access all festival days.
If the participant has a proven record that he/she has recovered from COVID-19 within the past 6 months, he/she will be able to enter regardless of whether he/she has received a supportive vaccine dose or not.
Accessing the event with Non-EU certiﬁcates
All non-EU certiﬁcates for infection safety or vaccinations have to be cross-checkable with a personal ID. The responsibility of a valid and understandable certiﬁcate relies on the participant.
Accessing the event with a negative PCR test
It’s possible to access the Robotex International 2021 festival with a valid negative PCR test result. For Europeans, this will be automatically added to their EU Digital Certiﬁcate. For others, the testing centers will usually provide a certiﬁcate conﬁrming the test result. This can be included in the test price or provided by an extra cost. We ask all certiﬁcates to be presented in Estonian or in English.
Since the PCR test results are valid for 72 hours, the negative PCR test result must not be taken more than three days before the ﬁnal day of the festival. This means that the test has to be taken on Tuesday at the latest. Booking your PCR test time, keep in mind that most testing facilities will give you the results within 24 to 48 hours.
The PCR test must be taken on Tuesday at the latest to get access to all festival events and days.
Accessing the event with an on-site rapid antigen test
Robotex International 2021 festival will provide on-site rapid antigen test only at the main venue at Saku Suurhall on 05-07 November 2021. The negative rapid antigen test results are valid for 48 hours. This means that participants taking a test on 06 November will not have to take a second test the next day.
The test is not included in the festival ticket price.
Testing area at Robotex International
Rapid antigen testing is available at Robotex International on November 05 and November 07 at 8 am to 5 pm. The testing area is located in front of the Saku Suurhall,
After a positive test result one must:
• follow high hygiene rules;
• avoid direct contact with others;
• contact a family physician for further instructions;
• let close contacts know that they should also self-isolate and test.
• Festival areas are restricted
We have restricted access to all festival areas (both indoors and outdoors) to Robotex International ticket owners. Only people that have completed their registration to the event and have proven their infection safety have access to festival areas. All movements in and out of festival areas are checked and data collected.
Special rules apply to children
Children 12 to 18 years of age who have not been vaccinated must take a negative SARS-CoV-2 test.
Testing requirements do not apply to children under 12 years of age.
Masks at the event
Wearing face masks indoors is strongly recommended during the Robotex International festival and side events. The Robotex team will wear masks indoors (or alternative safety protection, for example Respiray devices) at all times.
The following categories of people are exempt from the requirement to wear a mask:
• A child under the age of 2 years.
• A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability.