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Recommendation and precautions as winter approaches

(Edited 22 November 2021) 

The recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Sweden that adults and children should stay at home if experiencing symptoms has been indefinitely extended. Starting on 22 November, anyone of preschool age or older who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 is to be offered a test for the disease. Covid-19 is still classified as a communicable disease, which means that advice from the Public Health Agency of Sweden is still in place, and LiU as employer must make it possible for people to follow this. In addition, the Swedish Work Environment Authority has issued recommendations for protection against infection by Covid-19.

The most important recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden are:

  • Be on the watch for symptoms. If you experience any symptoms, you must stay at home, get tested if you are not fully vaccinated, and avoid meeting other people and get tested.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated - avoid close contact with people in a risk group, and people who are aged 70 years and over.
  • Vaccination is the best protection against serious disease and the spread of Covid-19.

The most important precautions from the Swedish Work Environment Authority are:

  • Wash your hands often. Good hand hygiene helps to prevent the spread of infection.
  • If possible, keep your distance from other people, avoid crowded locations, and make sure that limited numbers of individuals are present in the same place at the same time, in premises with a low air volume.
  • If possible, make it easy for employees to avoid travelling to and from work during rush hours.
  • Continue to encourage the use of other modes of transport such as bicycle, walking and cars.

With effect from 1 December, in order to reduce the risk of the spread of infection, public gatherings and public events are to be regulated by vaccination certificates, or a limit on the number of participants is to be imposed.

More information is available here:

This applies from 22 November (in Swedish) – The Public Health Agency of Sweden (folkhalsomyndigheten.se)

Förebygg smittrisker på arbetsplatsen - Swedish Work Environment Authority (av.se)





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