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.
Current rules and recommendations
Here you will find a summary of the prohibitions, advice and recommendations that are in effect at the moment because of Covid-19.
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Stay home and get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Keep a distance from others and avoid crowded public environments, especially indoors. This recommendation applies to adults and children.
- Adults should limit the number of close contacts indoors by refraining from larger dinner parties and similar social gatherings.
- Everyone should work from home to the extent possible for their work. Only workers who need to be on site should be.
- Face masks are recommended in public transport if it is not possible to keep your distance
- Only seated passengers on long-distance public transport
- Special recommendation for those who are not vaccinated – If you are not vaccinated, you run a higher risk of getting seriously ill with COVID-19. To avoid getting infected, you should take special precautions. This means that you should avoid indoor environments where many people gather.
- Public gatherings and public events indoors – For indoor events with more than 20 and a maximum of 50 participants, all participants must be seated, groups must be limited to a maximum of 8 people, and a distance of one metre must be kept between parties. Exceptions exist for religious ceremonies where standing participants are allowed. For indoor events with more than 50 participants, vaccination certificates must be used, together with assigned seats, and a distance of one meter must be kept between parties. From 19 January, a maximum of 500 participants applies. If the room is divided so that participants from different sections do not come into contact with each other, the restriction applies to 500 people in each section. This also applies if vaccine certificate is used.
- Fairs – For fairs indoors with more than 50 participants, vaccination certificates are required. In addition, there is a requirement for an area of at least 10 square meters per person. From 19 January, a maximum of 500 participants applies.
- Private gatherings in rented premises – From 19 January can private gatherings held in rented premises have a maximum of 20 participants. Exceptions are made for funeral ceremonies and moments of remembrance where the limit is still 50 participants.
- Venues serving food and drink – Requirement of a maximum of 8 people per group, 1 meter between the groups and only seated guests. Venues must close no later than 11 pm.
- Indoor trading establishments and markets – Trading establishments must determine the maximum number of visitors based on the requirement of 10 square metres per person.
- Places with cultural and leisure activities – At least 10 square metres per person is required. There are exceptions for businesses that are focused on children and young people, for example sports practice and competitions.
- Indoor cup competitions and camps – Sports clubs should refrain from organizing or participating in camps, cups or other major indoor activities. The advice does not apply to sports that are professional. Training and competitions in regular series games can be carried out with risk-reducing measures.
- Primary school, high school and special high school – The overriding principle is still in-person education. Measures should be taken, such as being outdoors as much as possible, avoiding congregating in large groups indoors, and where possible avoiding mixing different classes.
- Adult education and higher education institutions – Partially remote learning is recommended for higher education institutions, to create distance inside the lecture rooms, but will not apply as a fulltime measure. Practical classes, such as examinations, and other adult education should be continued with risk-reducing measures in place.
- If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 after arrival in Sweden, you should stay home and avoid contacts with others. You should also get tested for COVID-19 when experiencing symptoms. The recommendation that everyone, also those without symptoms, should get tested after arrival is removed.
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
- 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