Blekinge County

Until 13 December, everyone in Blekinge County is urged to:

  • If possible, avoid physical contact with people other than those in your own household. This means, among other things, refraining from arranging or attending parties and similar social gatherings. People should also avoid certain types of activities if they are impossible to carry out while physically distancing from other people, such as contact sports, health or beauty treatments that are not medically justifiable.
  • Refrain from spending time in indoor environments such as shops, shopping centres, museums, libraries, swimming pools and gyms. Necessary visits to grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed.
  • Refrain from participating in gatherings such as meetings, concerts, performances, sports training, matches and competitions. However, this does not apply to sports training for children and young people born in 2005 or later. Necessary close contact is allowed, for example during healthcare visits and medical examinations. However, anyone with possible Covid-19 symptoms should avoid any close contact with other people. 
  • Refrain from making unnecessary trips. Trips within or between regions can contribute to increasing the spread of infection because you often meet new people, which results in the start of new chains of infection. One should therefore refrain from such travel insofar as possible. The advice also applies to travel to the region from other regions. This advice is not intended to prevent people from, for example, going to work, studies/employment or care that requires you to be on site.

This resolution also covers the stricter general advice for workplaces and business operations.

  • Businesses and employers should adopt measures so that everyone can follow the general advice above. Measures employers take may include encouraging personnel to work from home, offering more opportunities for remote work and postponing business travel, conferences and other physical meetings. Other businesses may take measures to minimise the number of concurrent visitors they have, adjust opening times and offer digital alternatives. 

Special restrictions

As of 24 November 2020, a maximum of 8 persons is allowed at public gatherings and events. This also applies to seated audiences. This restriction is applicable until further notice. An exception is made for funerals, where a maximum of 20 persons is allowed.

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