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Factsheet for measure EE-2020-14/1338 – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 30 March 2020|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||28 October 2020 (updated 24 February 2021)|
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020, the demand for personal protective equipment and disinfection products increased remarkably. Several companies found this to be a good chance for reorienting their businesses by developing new products while also helping health care, other companies and citizens – the country as a whole.
Punch Drinks OÜ is a company active in manufacturing of beverages (spirits and soft drinks).They saw the need for disinfection products and decided to start producing it, especially as they already produce alcoholic beverages. In the end of March, they received certificate from the Estonian Health Board to be allowed to produce disinfection products and right away started producing and selling. Products under the name Punch Sanitizer® are suitable for both skin and surfaces. Different sizes are available (from 500ml to 5l).The products are available via online store, via Bolt business delivery service and in pharmacies. The sales started in the beginning of April and the products are still available in the end of October 2020.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C11 Manufacture of beverages|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Punch started manufacturing disinfection products, measure EE-2020-14/1338 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2020-14_1338.html
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