How restrictions will be phased out
Stage 1 – 1 June
- New participant limits for general gatherings and public events. This will apply to, among other things, religious services, theatre performances and football matches.
- The opening hours of restaurants and other venues serving food and drink will be extended to 22.30. The maximum of four people per table and distance of at least one metre between parties will remain applicable.
- It will be possible to attend camps and participate in tournaments, matches and sports competitions on a small scale.
- Races and similar events with a maximum of 150 people participating at the same time can take place.
- As regards private get-togethers, parties and dinners, the Public Health Agency of Sweden will still recommend socialising with a small, close circle. The maximum of 8 people for private parties in rented premises will remain applicable.
- It will be possible to visit amusement parks and markets to a greater extent. The person responsible for the business will remain responsible for meeting infection control requirements.
- Adults studying at college, university, folk high school or a municipal adult education centre, for example, can gradually return to on-site education.
- The rule of one person per party at venues serving food and drink located in shopping venues or shopping malls will be removed.
- The regulation of gyms and sports facilities, swimming pools and shopping venues, etc., with a maximum number of visitors calculated based on floor area, will continue. The maximum of 500 people, which has applied to the largest facilities, will be replaced by a requirement for a special risk assessment.
More information is available on the website of the Public Health Agency: Number of participants that can attend different types of gathering from 1 June
Stage 2 – around 1 July
- Raised participant limits for general gatherings and public events.
- The Public Health Agency's recommendations for cultural and leisure associations will be lifted. This will affect training and activities outdoors, for example, as well as advice to avoid crowding, etc.
- The opening hours of venues serving food and drink will be extended further.
- Rules on the maximum number of individuals per party and distance between parties will be lifted for venues serving food and drink outdoors.
- The recommendation to only socialise with a small, close circle will be lifted. However, the advice that it is better to meet outdoors will remain.
- Association meetings and general meetings can continue to be held, as long as they can be held without crowding.
- The participant limit for private parties in rented premises will be raised to a maximum of 50 people.
Stage 3 – provisionally set for 15 July
- Rules limiting the number of passengers on long-distance public transport will be lifted.
- Rules stipulating a certain number of square metres of space per person in indoor and outdoor settings will be lifted. However, crowding must be avoided.
- Rules stipulating a certain number of square metres per person in shopping venues, etc. will be lifted. However, crowding must be avoided.
- Recommendations for face masks on public transport will be lifted.
Stage 4 – provisionally set for September
- Participant limits for general gatherings and public events will be removed.
- Certain special regulations for large general gatherings and public events indoors and outdoors, for example, may still be needed in the future.
- Participant limits for private gatherings in rented premises will be removed.
- Rules governing the maximum number of individuals per party and distance between parties will be lifted for indoor venues serving food and drink.
- Concerts will be permitted in indoor venues serving food and drink.
Stage 5 – date not set
- Any remaining restrictions will be removed, including rules to prevent crowding in shopping venues and for cultural and leisure activities. The mandate that people working for certain government agencies should work from home as far as possible will remain in effect.
- The recommendation to stay at home in the event of symptoms arising will remain. This recommendation will be lifted as soon as the epidemiological situation allows it.
Sources: Swedish Government, Public Health Agency of Sweden