COVID-19

We urge our learners and employees to be vaccinated to ensure as safe learning and working environment as possible.

One is obliged to disinfect their hands properly when entering the building, the procedure should be repeated during their stay in the building(s). Everyone is obliged to wear a mask all the time when they are at College´s buildings (excl. when alone in the room or exceptions caused by their health). It is strictly recommended to wear medical masks or masks equal thereto.

One should always keep a healthy distance! One is obliged to follow the 2+2 rule, incl. in hallways between the classes. Eating in masses should be avoided, people should be dispersed.

Only the members of College´s membership are allowed to stay in College´s rooms for purposeful activities, that is, learners to participate in their studies, to study independently, to sit their exams or tests, to use library services, for counselling, and the employees to complete their work-related tasks. Everyone in College´s buildings should move between the rooms as much as necessary and as little as possible. The events organised by the College are cancelled or carried out online.

One should use virtual options when organising meetings and appointments with participation of non-members of the College.

It is forbidden to invite guests and other unauthorised persons to the College´s buildings. Permission of the member of the Rectorate is a must when unauthorised persons are in College´s rooms to conduct necessary tasks etc. One may use Skype, Teams or e-mail to ask for the permission. The guest is obliged to prove their safety to the author of the invitation (vaccinated or tested positive for COVID-19 within 6 months).

The employees and learners are strictly prohibited to enter College´s buildings in case of clinical signs of a disease, tested positive for COVID-19 and when in self-isolation! The signs of a disease are a fever, rhinitis, coughing, headache, changes of taste and smell etc.

The unvaccinated, or learners and employees without the history of COVID-19 that have been close contacts to the person tested positive for COVID-19, must be in self-isolation. The days of self-isolation can be calculated on isolation calculator of Family Physicians Association of Estonia.

The Student Hostel is open for the inhabitants, however inviting guests or organising events in Student Hostel rooms is prohibited.

The information on this page is updated as soon as possible. We draw your attention and ask for an understanding attitude that the information regarding work or studying may change at short notice.

Principles of studies at Tallinn Health Care College
  • Studies are carried out according to the timetable of the College. If distance learning can be used to the aims of the studies, then distance learning is mainly used instead of classroom studies. Studies are taking place in rooms of the College or at its partners´ rooms if it requires contact learning to achieve the learning outcomes.
  • When planning contact learning, if possible, it should be ensured that the single classroom is used by the learners of one group only on the same day. Studies are organised so that, if possible, the capacity of the room will be up to 50%, and one is obliged to wear a mask all the time (except health-based exceptions).
  • When planning studies, heads of curricula and Study Department consider options for dispersion on floors of the buildings and plan the studies to be carried out on different floors.
  • Classrooms should be purged once in every 1.5 hours; it means everyone should leave the room and windows should be opened.
  • Shared teaching aids are disinfected after every time someone uses them.
  • The learner is obliged to follow all prevention methods of COVID-19 set by the College when entering the buildings. When at College´s partner, the learner must follow the requirements valid there.
  • In case of contact studies, the lecturer/teacher in vocational education (hereinafter lecturer) is obliged to create of list of participants, the learners are obliged to register. The lecturer preserves the lists, and if necessary, submits these.
  • In case of any signs of a disease everyone, incl. vaccinated people, must stay home and contact their general practitioner, who refers them to PCR-testing if necessary.
  • In case of a positive PCR-test the learner is obliged to inform the College if they have been there for studies. The learner informs the College by the e-mail info@ttk.ee or the head of their structural unit.
  • All close contacts will be informed by the College by e-mail or SMS, and they are asked to avoid any contacts. Fully vaccinated employees and learners that are close contacts to the person tested positive for COVID-19 do not have to stay in self-isolation.
  • The studies continue normally and the learners in self-isolation are obliged to complete their tasks independently. Additional classes are not organised by the College and no hybrid teaching is used in practical seminars that require contact studies.
  • When learners go to their practical trainings, they must submit a certificate proving their vaccination in case it is requested by the traineeship institution. The traineeship institution has the right to refuse and not allow the learner to complete their practical training in case the learner is unvaccinated.
  • In case the learner attending the practical training refuses to meet the requirements of the traineeship institution, the College cannot ensure the placement for the practical training, which means one cannot complete their curriculum. The learner has the full responsibility if they refuse to follow the requirements.
  • The participants and the educator of continuing training must prove their infection safety when entering the College building (tested positive for the disease within 6 months or is vaccinated).
  • Lifelong-Learning Centre is responsible for checking if the participants and the educator of continuing trainings have the certificates and appropriate test results.
  • The Student Hostel is open for the inhabitants, however inviting guests or organising events in Student Hostel rooms is prohibited.
  • Room capacity should not exceed 50% in case of events and continuing trainings carried out indoors to ensure dispersion. One is obliged to wear a mask all the time (except health-based exceptions).

NB!

In order to stop the spread of the virus and to help the Health Board to inform the close contacts, the College kindly asks to inform them in case of positive test result, the employee or the learner should inform the head of the structural unit or send an e-mail to info@ttk.ee.
This way we can identify the close contacts by using the information systems. The College immediately informs the close contacts and forwards the information to the Health Board. The contact person of the College for the Health Board is Ulvi Kõrgemaa.
The member of the Rectorate or a person assigned by them is responsible for communication with all media.

We kindly asked every member of staff and learners behave reasonably outside of working and studying hours, too, avoid parties, gatherings, and similar events, please. Serve as a good example for your close ones!

 

Organisation of work at Tallinn Health Care College
  • Preferred form of employment is working remotely starting on October 18th, 2021, it depends on the contents of the work and should be coordinated with the immediate superior.
  • College buildings and rooms are open, and all employees are allowed to work in the building.
  • Outer doors of the College buildings are closed for the guests, you can enter the study buildings by using the smart card.
  • Duty travelling of the employees both domestic and abroad are prohibited as a rule, exceptions are travelling for the purposes of organisation of studies or development. The participant going abroad is obliged to sign travel insurance, which includes COVID-19 epidemic coverage endorsement, which adds benefits for travel interruption related to the disease and covers the costs of treating the disease abroad.
  • One should avoid visiting colleague´s office or room, it should be implemented, if necessary, only. If you enter, wear a mask, keep the distance, and observe that the meeting lasts less than 15 minutes.
  • Requirements set in current order are set to all members of the College´s membership and the guests, incl. the ones vaccinated or positively diagnosed for COVID-19 within last six months.
  • One should use virtual options when organising meetings and appointments with participation of non-members of the College

NB!

In order to stop the spread of the virus and to help the Health Board to inform the close contacts, the College kindly asks to inform them in case of positive test result, the employee or the learner should inform the head of the structural unit or send an e-mail to info@ttk.ee.
This way we can identify the close contacts by using the information systems. The College immediately informs the close contacts and forwards the information to the Health Board. The contact person of the College for the Health Board is Ulvi Kõrgemaa.
The member of the Rectorate or a person assigned by them is responsible for communication with all media.

We kindly asked every member of staff and learners behave reasonably outside of working and studying hours, too, avoid parties, gatherings, and similar events, please. Serve as a good example for your close ones!

Important contacts

Content of studies and conduct of studies (curriculum leaders)​:
Assistant Pharmacist Merle Kiloman merle.kiloman@ttk.ee and Monika Drews monika.drews@ttk.ee
Dental Technician  Heli Kuuse heli.kuuse@ttk.ee
Optometrist Vootele Tamme vootele.tamme@ttk.ee
Occupational Therapist Hanna-Maria Põldma hannamaria.poldma@ttk.ee
Health Promotion Nele Kunder nele.kunder@ttk.ee
Midwife Katrin Klein katrin.klein@ttk.ee
General Nurse Jandra Ristikivi jandra.ristikivi@ttk.ee
Health Sciences Kristi Rannus kristi.rannus@ttk.ee
Care Worker, Emergency Medical Technician, Childminder, Dental Assistant, Assistive Technology Specialist, Sterilisation Technician and ​Client Worker for People with Mental Health Problems Piret Tamme piret.tamme@ttk.ee

Organizational issues of studies ( Specialists of studies):
General Nurse Särel Teede sarel.teede@ttk.ee
Health Sciences, vocational studies  Miili Tammeveski miili.tammeveski@ttk.ee
Assistant Pharmacist, Dental Technician, Optometrist, Occupational Therapist, Health Promotion, Midwife, vocational studies Keidi-Riin Unt keidi-riin.unt@ttk.ee

Issues of E-studies (Educational Technology Specialist):
Heli Raun heli.raun@ttk.ee

Issues of addidional training (Head of the Lifelong-Learning Centre):
All training and addidional training issues Siret Piirsalu siret.piirsalu@ttk.ee
 

Library: 
Library in Tallinn raamatukogu@ttk.ee
Library in Kohtla-Järvel raamatukogu.kj@ttk.ee

Communication and media:
Ulvi Kõrgemaa ulvi.korgemaa@ttk.ee 

Library

 

Room capacity limit of 50% and 2+2 requirements are in force in libraries of Tallinn and Kohtla-Järve structural units. There is non-contact borrowing and returning of items. Specific information is available on the College´s website.

Addidional information can be found HERE. 

Tips for maintaining a good mood and mental health
  1. Create a certain daily routine (get up at the same time, work in the most normal rhythm possible, eat only during meals, find a way to take breaks, allow yourself something pleasant, etc.).

  2. Find a way to walk or otherwise be physically active, it will increase psychological well-being.

  3. Talk to your close colleague or friend occasionally and talk about other topics, not virus. Currently, the most difficult are for colleagues who work and run a home school and / or kindergarten at the same time.

  4. Be understanding of yourself and others, the situation is unusual for everyone.

  5. Avoid over-checking, it will not solve the problems, it will make it worse. Offer help, ask for help.

  6. If you feel lost, read www.peaasi.ee

  7. If you need advice from psychologists (by writing or using other digital channels), you can find the contacts HERE. 

Let's stay healthy!

 

Volunteering

Due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus, there may come a time when suddenly a lot of helping hands need to be involved. Opportunities for volunteering in Estonia can be found HERE (et). 

Cleaning and disinfection of premises


We recommend that you follow the instructions and recommendations of the Health Board and the Government on an ongoing basis.