Based on the requirements of the emergency situation declared by the Government, we ask that you to visit Toompea Castle complex only in the case of unavoidable work-related necessity. All restrictions will be temporary, and will be in force until the end of the emergency situation. We will follow the development of the situation and inform you about our new decisions.
Work of the Riigikogu
Until 1 May this year, the Riigikogu will resolve only time-critical issues. The Riigikogu approved its agenda for the working week and decided to change its working schedule so that the sittings are held only on Mondays, and Question Time takes place on Wednesdays.
The Committees of the Riigikogu will meet on Mondays, and more frequently only in the case of unavoidable necessity. Guests are invited to the committee sittings if necessary, and it is advisable that the guests participate in sittings via a video bridge. The Committees telework.
Members of the Riigikogu and members of the staff of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu will not go on official visits abroad, except upon unavoidable necessity and by the resolution of the Board of the Riigikogu.
The Council of Elders of the Riigikogu, consisting of the Board of the Riigikogu and the representatives of the factions, will meet regularly in order to respond promptly to the situation.
To members of the press
We ask all members of the press to kindly make use of the possibilities of teleworking when covering the work of the Riigikogu, and to ask comments from the members of the Riigikogu via telephone.
Public events in the Riigikogu
No conferences, seminars and other public events will be held in the premises of Toompea Castle complex. Visiting of the art exhibitions and watching the sittings is prohibited.
Guided tours of Toompea Castle and the Riigikogu Building have been suspended for the time being, and no new tours can be booked.
Viewing of the Riigikogu sittings
The sittings of the Riigikogu are broadcast live on the Riigikogu web site. Recordings of the sittings are available on the Youtube channel of the Riigikogu.
The Parliament Shop will be closed until 31 March.
Hand sanitisers have been placed in Toompea Castle and the Riigikogu Building. Cleaners disinfect the door handles, switches and other frequently touched objects and surfaces several times a day.
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