The Public Health Agency of Sweden (“Folkhälsomyndigheten”) has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health for all people living in Sweden. Their guidelines is what gives Swedes information about how to act and relate to the pandemic outbreak of Covid-19. The Swedish Government mean that citizens can take responsibility for their health, estimate if they have symptoms and if they need to stay at home.
According to The Public Health Agency of Sweden Swedes need to take following actions
- Avoid social contact if you have symptoms or are aged over 70: Stay at home if you are feeling ill with symptoms such as nasal congestion, respiratory infection, coughing, or fever, even with mild symptoms. Stay at home if you feel slightly unwell. Wait at least two days after you have recovered fully before returning to work or school. Avoid visiting older people. Those aged over 70 are advised to limit contact with other people as far as possible. This also applies to those who feel well. You should avoid visiting elderly relatives unless absolutely essential, even if you show no signs of Covid-19.
- Wash your hands often with hot water and soap.
- Avoid going to parties and other social events.
- Keep your distance from other people in public places.
- Avoid travelling in public traffic under rush hour.
- Work from home, if possible. Employers who have the option of letting employees work from home may consider recommending that.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden advises all those with symptoms, even mild, to avoid social contact in order to avoid infecting others. This applies to both work and private life. Quarantine is not obligation for travellers to Sweden, but when you visit Sweden you need follow the restrictions and regulations from Swedish authorities, read more at krisinformation.se