Sport and exercise

In most Swedish regions, the guidelines recommend that the public should not participate in any sporting events. Professional sports and sports training for children born in 2005 can be carried out.

For the local guidelines, see the regional information about what applies in your area.

Advice to sports associations

  • Avoid close contact between those participating in sport.
  • Try to exercise outdoors if this is possible.
  • Limit the number of spectators and avoid congestion.

Organisers and facilities

Activities in gyms, swimming pools, and sports halls may need to be adapted to minimise the risk of the spread of infection.The Public Health Agency of Sweden has produced advice and recommendations for sports associations and exercise facilities about Covid-19 (in Swedish only).

Children’s and youth sport 

Children’s and youth matches, practice matches and competitions with participants born in 2005 or later may take place.

Advice to those sporting and exercising

  • Do not take part in any activities if you are ill.
  • Avoid activities and exercises that involve close contact.
  • Get changed at home instead of at the exercise facility.
  • Do not share water bottles, mouthguards or anything else that can transmit saliva.
  • Wipe down equipment that has been used with disinfectant after use.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
  • Keep a distance from other people on sports grounds, in swimming pools, at the gym, as well as in other exercise facilities.

More information about sports and exercise is available from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

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