Schools and childcare
Preschools and primary schools
Preschools and primary schools are open. Pupils who are ill and risk infecting others must stay at home. Healthy pupils with no symptoms can continue to attend school. For information about the current situation at a particular preschool or school, please contact the head teacher or principal.
High schools (year 7-9) can use distance education as a complement to in-school education. The Public Health Agency of Sweden assesses that it is possible to return to local education after the summer holidays.
In the event of an increase in the spread of infection, an authority with responsibility can decide, in consultation with infection control doctors, to close pre-schools and schools.
School does not count as a public gathering
The ban on public gatherings of 8 people or more does not apply to schools and pre-schools. Even if the ban does not apply to schools and pre-schools, the Swedish National Agency for Education recommends measures to be taken in order to avoid congestion in communal areas such as school canteens and auditoriums.
It is the principal of each school who decides how teaching is to be conducted. Secondary schools and upper secondary schools have the possibility of having remote instruction. The Public Health Agency of Sweden assesses that it is possible for the upper secondary schools to return to local education after the summer holidays.
The rules for student financing have been adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic. Measures have been taken for those who are to repay their loans.