Information regarding the coronavirus
The Municipality of Oskarshamn pays close attention to updated advice given by the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) on the coronavirus. The Municipality of Oskarshamn cooperates closely with other autorities and municipalities, and is ready to act on any new developments.
On Thursday 27 May, the County Medical Officer for Communicable Diseases in Kalmar County decided that most of the regional recommendations will be lifted from Monday 31 May. What remains is the recommendation on using face mask in the event of an established infection in the workplace.
New general guidelines from 29 September 2021
The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided on new general guidelines that are primarily aimed at adults who have not been vaccinated. However, everyone, even the fully vaccinated, should continue to pay attention to symptoms and stay home if covid-19 is suspected.
If you are an adult and have not been vaccinated, it is especially recommended to take precautions to avoid becoming infected and spreading covid-19 disease. According to the Infection Control Act, it is a great responsibility on you as an individual not to spread infectious diseases. Keep in mind that:
- Keep your distance from other people.
- In particular, avoid close contact with people at risk and people who are 70 years or older.
This advice does not apply to children and adolescents under 18 years of age or to people who, for medical reasons, have been advised not to get vaccinated against covid-19.
Read more about the new general guidelines on the Swedish Public Health Agency's website.
Updated recommendations for Covid-19 testing
From 1 November, those fully vaccinated and those who have recently had Covid-19, do not need tests for Covid-19 if they get respiratory symptoms or fever. Like before, small children who have not yet started school, must not be tested. But you must have been fever-free the last 24 hours to go to work, preschool and school. This is even if some respiratory symptoms persist. It is up to each individual to judge when they feel healthy. All children and adults are advised to stay home in case of symptoms of respiratory infection.
However those who are not vaccinated or have not recently had Covid-19 as well as healthcare and nursing staff are still advised to get tested if they experience symptoms.
Other groups that are still recommended to get tested are those who know they have been exposed to the virus or who are part of a contact tracing chain. This also applies if they are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated people who have not undergone Covid-19 during the past six months are also recommended to continue testing after a stay in a country outside the Nordic region. This also applies without symptoms.
- Updated recommendations for Covid-19 testing
- Changed recommendations to stay at home with respiratory infection symptoms
Information in other languages
- Information on the coronavirus at krisinformation.se in english
- Information on the coronavirus at krisinformation.se in other languages
- The Public Health Agency of Sweden: about covid-19 in other languages
- Public Swedish Radio: About covid-19 in other languages
- How to protect yourself and others and information about testing for covid-19, films on informationsverige.se
- Sign language; covid-19
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Swedish authorities on the coronavirus
- Official information on the novel corona virus on krisinformation.se (Emergency information from Swedish authorities)
- Swedish healthcare for visitors on krisinformation.se (Emergency information from Swedish authorities)
- FAQ of The Public Health Agency of Sweden
- The Swedish Government's response to the virus responsible for covid-19