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.

The spread of infection has increased in Sweden during the autumn. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government has therefore enacted a regulation that enables the Public Health Agency of Sweden to decide on imposing local visiting bans on retirement homes. This means that visiting bans can be adapted to suit local situations.

In places where a local visiting ban is introduced, the head of operations will be able to make certain exceptions and permit visits, for example, from spouses and partners. The regulation will enter into force on 21 November and remain in force up to and including February.

Source: Folkhälsomyndigheten

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