National regulations

Everyone in society has an obligation to take measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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Personal responsibility

You are obliged to take precautionary measures to protect yourself and others from the spread of Covid-19. You should think about how you can avoid getting infected and how you can avoid infecting others. You should show consideration for your fellow human beings. This is especially important in relation to vulnerable persons.

Stay at home if you have symptoms

  • If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, you must stay at home.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. 
  • Stay up-to-date with any specific recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden or the regional medical officer.
  • Read more about what to do if you develop symptoms of Covid-19 here.

Meet people in a safe manner

  • If you meet other people than you usually meet, you should take precautions that reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Keep your distance and if possible meet outdoors.

Keep your distance and avoid crowded places

  • Always keep your distance from other people. This applies both indoors and outdoors.
  • Avoid places such as shops, shopping centres and public transport if they are crowded.
  • Do not stay in shops for longer than necessary.

Travel in the safest possible way to avoid infection

  • Avoid public transport and other means of transport where seating reservations are not available.
  • Make sure that you are able to isolate at your destination or make your way home without infecting others if you develop Covid-19 symptoms.

Work from home as often as you can

  • Whenever possible, you should agree with your employer to work from home.
  • If you must go to work, adjust your working hours in order to avoid crowding on public transport and at your workplace.
  • When at work, maintain a distance from others in settings such as meetings, break rooms and changing rooms.

Face masks

  •  The Public Health Agency of Sweden does not currently recommend the broader use of masks in public. It is better to focus on maintaining social distance and ensuring that hands are kept thoroughly clean.
  • Masks are no longer recommended in public transport.