The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
The Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to mitigate the economic impact of it. The Government’s policy and decisions aim to:
• Limit the spread of infection in the country
• Ensure health care resources are available
• Limit the impact on critical services
• Alleviate the impact on people and companies
• Ease concern, for example by providing information
• Ensure that the right measures are taken at the right time.
News regarding the Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
New measures to strengthen care of the elderly and health care during the COVID-19 crisis
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are today presenting new measures. A boost for care of the elderly is being implemented that means that employees in care of the elderly will be offered paid education and training during working hours. This will lead to more permanent positions.
113 13 – information number in case of emergency or crisis
You can call the information number 113 13 to obtain information from municipalities and other actors regarding the novel corona virus (not questions regarding symptoms of disease).
From abroad, call +46 (0)77 33 113 13.
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Decisions and guidelines in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The Government continues to maintain a close dialogue with relevant expert government agencies on effective measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus, which can cause COVID-19. Read more below about the most recent recommendations and decisions in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance.
Joint Statement – Rule of Law in the context of the Covid-19 crisis
Joint Statement by Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
The fight against COVID-19 and its impact on democracy
How is the fight against COVID-19 affecting global efforts to defend human rights and promote democracy? As part of the Government’s Drive for Democracy, Sweden has launched a series of digital meetings to contribute to the global conversation on these issues.
Video conference of EU defence ministers on responses to COVID-19
The EU defence ministers held a video conference on 6 April. They discussed the latest developments and national responses to COVID-19. Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in the video conference from Stockholm.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against travel to all countries up to 15 June 2020
In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travellers, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has extended the decision it took on 14 March 2020 to advise against non-essential travel to all countries so that it applies until 15 June 2020.
Field hospitals to be exempted from building permit requirement due to COVID-19
The Government is proposing temporary exemptions to allow field hospitals and temporary buildings to be constructed if the spread of a disease that poses a threat to society means that health and medical care facilities are insufficient to meet the need for care. A proposal entitled ‘Exemptions from the Planning and Building Act in the event of the spread of a disease that poses a threat to society’ was referred to the Council on Legislation.
Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation on company initiatives during the virus outbreak
Listen to the Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan, talk about company initiatives during the virus outbreak.
Further additional funding to municipalities and regions
Many municipalities and regions have been hit hard financially by the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party therefore intend to propose additional funding totalling SEK 22 billion in the spring amending budget for 2020, which will be presented on 15 April. This additional funding will be provided both as increased general government grants and an increased amount to cover additional health care and social services costs.
Very serious situation for the global economy and the Swedish economy
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presents the new forecast from the Ministry of Finance today.