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About the Covid-19 vaccination programme

According to plan, Sweden's Covid-19 vaccination programme could begin as early as January 2021.

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Local visiting bans possible for retirement homes

Today, the government has decided to allow the Public Health Agency of Sweden to impose local bans on visiting retirement homes.

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Stricter general recommendations in Jämtland County

The number of cases of Covid-19 has increased sharply in the Jämtland County. As a result, stricter general recommendations are being introduced from today to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The stricter recommendations are applicable until 13 december 2020 but may be extended.

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Class 2 warning concerning large amounts of snow in Västerbotten

A weather warning class 2 has been issued concerning large amounts of snow in Västerbotten county's coastal district.

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Upper-secondary schools may use distance teaching

From Monday 23 November, upper-secondary schools may use distance teaching as a complement to teaching on-site in order to reduce crowding in school premises and thereby the risk of Covid-19 spreading between pupils and staff.

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A maximum of eight people may gather

The government proposes further restrictions on public assembly. Starting on 24 November, for a four-week period, only eight people may attend general gatherings and public activities.

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Stricter general recommendations in Gävleborg and Västernorrland

The number of cases of Covid-19 has increased sharply in the counties of Gävleborg and Västernorrland. As a result, stricter general recommendations are being introduced from today to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The stricter recommendations are applicable until 13 december but may be extended.

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Stricter general recommendations in Dalarna, Värmland, Västmanland and on Gotland

The number of cases of Covid-19 has increased sharply in the counties of Dalarna, Gotland, Värmland and Västmanland. As a result, stricter general recommendations are being introduced from today to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in these counties. The recommendations will initially apply up to and…

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The Government: Ban on serving alcohol after 10 pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs has proposed a new law temporarily banning the serving of alcohol after 10 pm.

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Important public announcement for Linköping, Östergötland county

Update November 12, 07.53: This message no longer applies.

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Decision on stricter general recommendations in Blekinge County

Region Blekinge has decided on stricter general recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19.

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Decision on stricter general recommendations in Kalmar, Västerbotten and Norrbotten Counties

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has decided on stricter general recommendations after consultation with infection control doctors in Kalmar, Västerbotten and Norrbotten Counties. The stricter recommendations are applicable until 8 December 2020 but may be extended.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs extending warning against travel

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Utrikesdepartementet, UD) has decided to extend its warning against all non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area and the UK. The warning will apply until 31 January 2021.

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Decision on stricter general recommendations in Kronoberg and Södermanland County

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has decided on stricter general recommendations after consultation with infection control doctors in Kronoberg and Södermanland Counties. The stricter recommendations are applicable until 26 November 2020 but may be extended.

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Decision on stricter general recommendations in Jönköping County, Halland County and Örebro County

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has decided on stricter general recommendations after consultation with infection control doctors and county administrative boards in Örebro, Jönköping and Halland Counties.

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New rules for reduced crowding in dining establishments

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has decided to amend regulations and general recommendations for dining establishments, such as restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, in order to reduce crowding and thereby the spread of Covid-19.

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The Swedish embassy in Austria about shootings in Vienna

There have been shootings in Vienna, Austria, on Monday night, according to the Swedish embassy.