Filter for Sweden Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Remove the advice against non-essential travel to the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Extension until 31st August: recommendation against travel outside EU
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Extension until 30th June: recommendation against travel inside EU (with exceptions)
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Generous sampling and testing’ approach of elderly homes extended to all municipal-funded care and care for the elderly, as well as private-run businesses
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extended until 31st Aug.: national ban on visits to the elderly care
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Secondary schools allowed to reopen again
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2020-06-14 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sport may restart but only outdoors and without crowds
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2020-06-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
With increasing travel, the basic hygiene measures become ever more important
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2020-06-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
People without symptoms free to travel Sweden domestically
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Publication of good-practise guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 spread in elderly homes
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Guidelines on behaviour during summer period published, e.g. encourage use of bycycles for public transport
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Swedish Work Environment Agency checks PPEs in social sector
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The frequency of press meetings is reduced
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2020-06-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
More restrictive licensing for demonstrations
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2020-06-08 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Around the false claims of products online to cure COVID-19, emphasising it is illegal
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Everybody with symptoms to receive a free test (test at home kit or drive-in possible)
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Seasonal workers in the agricultural, forestry and horticulture sectors are added to the list of groups with essential functions in Sweden who can be exempted from the entry ban
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Corona prevention information in sign language
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Testing policy
National plan for the testing as proof of recovery from Corona established; e.g. for persons without symptoms, test may be done earliest 7 days after positive result
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Celebration at student flats is prohibited: Traveling on a truck or trailer that is towed by a truck, tractor or motor gear in connection with school closures, carnival trains or the like is not permitted
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2020-05-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 15th June: Temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Extension until 15th July: Recommendation against travel abroad
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Pool for funding to municipalities to cover the additional expenses due to COVID-19 expanded to SEK 5 billion
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
To strengthen elderly care, employees in care of the elderly will be offered paid education and training during working hours
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Changes to the priority setting and waiting lists of health interventions in hospitals
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government removes reporting requirements for municipalities and regions
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
SEK 24 million to the regions to develop and strengthen digital contact channels to activities that receive patients with mental health issues.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Testing strategy now also includes focused testing of patients and health and medical care staff
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Vulnerable persons can reach out to get support for their daily needs or getting their medications delivered through a network of actors
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
To rethink any use of the public transport system on whether the trip is necessary or could be taken with a transport type that is less risky
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Government appoints national coordinator for clinical studies on COVID-19
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension or reinforcement of 5 economic measures with an expected impact of SEK 14.7 billion: Higher ceiling for unemployment insurance benefits from day 101; Extended reimbursement for the first day of sickness (from May to September); Continued suspension of medical certificate requirement until September 30th; Central government responsibility for sick pay costs extended and adjusted until 30th September; Continued compensation for sole traders in case of sickness absence until 30th September
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Hygiene measures as most important approach in elderly homes and care institutions
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
National Board of Health and Welfare to allocate SEK 100 million to non-profit organisations for violence prevention
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The Public Health Authority updated the national covid-19 diagnostic strategy to include, among other things, antibody testing that shows the passage of infection
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Measure on reorientation support totalling SEK 39 billion; only certain companies eligible (To be eligible for the support, the business must have had a turnover of at least SEK 250 000 during the past financial year and a loss of turnover of at least 30 per cent.)
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Extension until 11 November 2020: internal border control
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Pregnant women with risk factors are recommended to be extra cautious
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendations and hygiene framework for school graduation celebrations
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
That rumours around age determining access to ICU care is wrong
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government has decided to change the requirements on Almi’s operations to facilitate investments in new and existing innovative companies as part of their economic corona measures
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
New places at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences to meet increased need for labour transition
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
To avoid gatherings and celebrate the Walpurgis night differently this year
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Self-testing through online available kits strongly discourages, due to their non-reliability
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Information on risk groups updated; including behavioural recommendations
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Launch of initiative for green jobs for people who are far from the labour market. The initiative is aimed at mitigating unemployment linked to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. SEK 150 million has been set aside for 2020
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Bill on new powers to be introduced into the Communicable Diseases Act (enabling potential bans of gatherings, shopping centre closure, etc.); valid from 18 April until 30 June 2020
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Members of advisory reference group established
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Testing policy
National strategy to increase testing presented
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Increased testing for COVID-19 and grants to municipalities and regions (SEK 103 billion)
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 15th May: foreigners who are neither EEA nor EFTA nationals will continue to be prohibited from entering the country (exemption is prove of urgent matter)
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2020-04-16 Out Public health measures: General recommendations
Change of recommendation for youth sport; no general advice against youth sport activities, under certain conditions (only persons without symptoms) and with max 50 persons
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government presents the 2020 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Extension: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against travel to all countries up to 15 June 2020
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Field hospitals to be exempted from building permit requirement due to COVID-19
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ban on taking more medications from pharmacies than you need for a period of 3 months.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: General recommendations
For employers, general population, sport clubs, etc. on how to avoid spreading corona
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Ban on visiting retirement homes
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Rent discounts for small companies in vulnerable sectors
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Crisis package for jobs and transition: Temporary reinforcement of unemployment insurance; More active labour market policy; More places and more distance learning at higher education institutions; More opportunities for vocational education and training throughout the country; Removal of income ceiling for student aid
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2020-03-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Max 50 person gatherings in public
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Public Health Authority has, with the support of the Swedish Armed Forces, conducted an investigation into the occurrence of covid-19 in the Stockholm region. A second similar survey will be conducted between April 21 and 24, 2020.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Restaurants, bars and cafés throughout the entire country need to take special measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SME economic package, including easier loans, tax deferrals and cuts, social security contribution reduced; Almi Företagspartner AB receives SEK 3 billion capital injection to increase lending to small and medium-sized enterprises
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Expansion of capacities of beds for intensive care
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
For all non-EEA or Swiss citizen that travel to Sweden for non-essential travel
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
credit guarantees for Swedish airlines
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Secondary schools, universities, municipal adult education and vocational adult schools recommended to close; with many institutions following track
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SEK 1 billion to culture and sport; Credit guarantees for airlines due to SARS-CoV-2; Increased loan facilities and credit guarantees for Swedish businesses (implemented on 20.03.2020)
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government assumes sick-pay; short-term work implemented; tax deferrals;
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation against all non-essential travels
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government appoints a coordinator in response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the business sector
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Macro-financial policies: reduction of the lending rate for overnight loans by 55 basis points to 0.2 percent; lending of up to SEK 500 billion to companies via banks; ntroduction of a new lending facility ; increase of purchases of securities; establishment of a swap facility of USD 60 billion; the possibility for banks to borrow in US dollars against collateral; easing rules for the use of covered bonds as collateral; temporarily recognizing all credit institutions under the supervision of the Swedish FSA as counterparties; gradual implementation from 13.03.2020
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Additional funding for relevant government agencies, including the Public Health Agency of Sweden, National Board of Health and Welfare, Swedish Medical Products Agency,Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
limit of public gatherings to 500 persons
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Crisis package for Swedish businesses and jobs
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Expansion of the National Board of Health and Welfare’s credit framework (SEK 235 billion)
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sick day payment from day one, also for self-employed persons; the requirement for medical certificates is also waved
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2020-02-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Crisis unit established
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