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The government is tightening restrictions before the Christmas weekend

The government is tightening a number of restrictions ahead of the Christmas and New Year weekend. Most restrictions apply from December 24 to January 24.
  • A maximum of four people can sit together at the same table in restaurants. Valid from 24 December.
  • Alcohol sales may not take place after 8 pm. Valid from 24 December.
  • The maximum number of people who visit shopping centers, larger stores, gyms, etc. is limited. The exact number is governed by the size of the room.
  • The Public Health Agency of Sweden urges all physical stores to refrain from the traditional after-Christmas sale in order to reduce congestion.
  • The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends face masks in public transports in connection with work commuting and at other times when it is difficult to avoid congestion. The new guidelines will apply from 7 January.
  • Everyone who is able to, should work from home. This applies to the state, regions, municipalities and the private sector. Valid immediately and until January 24.
  • All activities within the state, municipalities and regions that are not necessary should be closed immediately until 24 January. This applies, for example, to bathhouses, sports halls and museums.
  • Upper secondary schools will use distance education until January 24. The upper secondary special school is exempt.



Source: Public Health Agency
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