More about covid-19
Information about the disease covid-19 is available in different languages on the Public Health Agency of Sweden's website.You can find links to each language in the next chapter.
On the Public Health Agency of Sweden´s website, you can also find answers to frequently asked questions about covid-19 in English, as well as information in easy-to-read Swedish.
There are various pieces of information about covid-19 in Swedish sign language on krisinformation.se, a website with emergency information from Swedish authorities. The website also provides links to translated, corona-related information from other authorities.
You can also find information about covid-19 on the websites of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control as well as the World Health Organization.
You can find more information about covid-19 in Swedish here on 1177.se
Before visiting Sweden
Krisinformation.se has compiled information in English about restrictions and regulations you need to be aware of if you are planning a stay in Sweden this summer.
- Call telephone number 113 13 if you have general questions about covid-19. You are offered to speak through an interpreter if needed. The telephone line is staffed 24 hours a day and is operated on commission by the Swedish government.
- Call telephone number 08-123 680 00 if you have general questions about covid-19 and wish to speak directly to those who answer in any of these languages: Arabic, Somali, Persian, Tigrinya, Amharic or Russian. The telephone line is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 to 12 am, and from 1 to 3 pm. At other times, you can call and leave a message. The staff will return your call as soon as possible. The telephone line is provided by Region Stockholm.
If you or someone else gets ill and you need to talk to a nurse for advice on what to do or where to go for help, call telephone number 1177. The nurses speak Swedish and English. Sometimes help in other languages might be available.
If a person’s life is in danger and you need help straight away, call telephone number 112. You are offered to speak through an interpreter if needed.
Forbidden to visit the hospital and healthcare centers in Blekinge
Because of the coronavirus (covid-19) it is, as of now, forbidden to visit the nursing departments at the hospital of Blekinge (Blekingesjukhuset), healthcare centers and the psychiatry department. This means that it is not possible to visit friends or relatives that are admitted to the hospital.
The decision is implemented until further notice. You may have permission to visit a patient if there is a particular reason for visiting them. Then you may contact the nursing department that the patient is admitted to.
If you are sick and have fever or cough
Due to the coronavirus, we are currently unable to offer in-person visits at healthcare centers in Blekinge. If you are sick and have a fever or cough, we kindly ask you to call the health center prior your visit.
Is it allowed to accompany a relative or friend to a clinic?
Only a person who does not carry a disease that is contagious may accompany someone who is seeking care at our clinics. If the person who is seeking care is a child, then two legal guardians may accompany the child if none of them carries a disease that is contagious.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) evaluates that the risk of spread of infection in Sweden of the coronavirus is very high. Because of that it is utterly important that everybody respect our limitation of visitors. Older people and those with other diseases face the highest risk of becoming severely ill.
Protect yourself and others
Here are links to information from the Public Health Agency of Sweden about the new coronavirus which can cause the disease covid-19. Learn more about covid-19 and how to protect yourself and others.