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: 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.
- Wash your hands often with hot water and soap.
- Avoid going to parties and other social events. Socialize only with a slightly selected group of people, such as your close friends and family. Get together outdoors if possible and avoid being close to each other.
- Keep your distance from other people in public places and avoid crowds when shopping.
- 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. The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends all travellers who have visited a country outside the EU within the past seven days to get tested for COVID-19 upon entry. Reade more about COVID-19, entry ban and self-isolaseten at krisinformation.se
Number of fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Sweden (16/06/21): 2,293,934 (Sweden’s population 10,379,295 in December 2020)