Government opens up possibility of expanding the use vaccination certificates
The government has decided that, from 12 January, the Public Health Agency of Sweden will be able to introduce regulations allowing the use of vaccination certificates at venues serving food and drink, venues for leisure and cultural activities, shopping centres, venues for private gatherings and long-distance public transport.
The decision does not mean that regulations on vaccination certificates will automatically be introduced in the activities covered. Whether and when this may be necessary depends on how the spread of infection develops and how the Public Health Agency of Sweden assesses the suitability of using vaccination certificates as an infection control measure.
Certain groups and places exempted from the vaccination certificate requirement
If it becomes necessary to introduce vaccination certificates at venues serving food and other places, there will be exemptions from the requirement for persons under the age of 18 or persons who should not be vaccinated for medical reasons.
According to the government’s decision, vaccination certificates may not be used in grocery stores, pharmacies or other socially important activities. Nor may the use of vaccination certificates result in people without vaccination certificates being denied access to services such as dental care, medical and healthcare services or social services that are located in a shopping centre.