Information in other languages regarding the coronavirus
The City of Stockholm is actively working to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and strive to keep prioritized operations and services up and running and safe. We pay close attention to the development of the pandemic and follow the advice given by the Public Health Agency and other expert authorities.
In other languages
Multi-language telephone service for questions about covid-19
There is a new phone service for general questions about the coronavirus and covid-19. The service is staffed by the Transcultural Center’s educated health communicators who speak Arabic, Somali, Persian/Dahri, Tigrinya/Amarinja and Russian.
The service does not offer medical advice, but answers general questions such as:
- How is the coronavirus transmitted?
- Why is it recommended to work from home if possible?
- Why should you not visit older relatives?
- Where can I find information in other foreign languages?
Opening hours: Monday–Friday 9.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00
Phone: 08-123 680 00
You can find more posters and videos in other languages at the 1177 website.
Help reducing the spread of the virus
- Stay at home if you have cold symptoms such as cough, fever, a soar throat or a runny nose – even mild symptoms. Stay at home until symptom free and two additional days.
- If you go outside, to protect yourself and others, keep a minimum of two meters' distance to other people where possible. This is very important and can save lifes.
- To protect the most vulnerable, it is not allowed to visit care homes for the elderly.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Avoid travelling within Sweden unless absolutely necessary.
- The Foreign Office of Sweden advice against travelling abroad.
If you have questions about the coronavirus and covid-19, that are not related to symptoms, please call the national information line 113 13.
The Swedish government recommends distance education for upper secondary schools, vocational training, and municipal adult education. No regular education will take place in the school facilities. However, upper secondary schools will stay be open to students who want to use equipment or in other ways need educational support from teachers.
Each school or educational institution will decide how to organise and carry out the dictance learning based on their respective prerequisites.
Schools and preschools
Children and adults with cold symptoms and fever shall stay at home and not attend preschools or schools. This applies until symptom free, and 48 hours after that.
City preschools and schools actively work to prevent transmission of the coronavirus, and preschool staff will contact parents and caretakers to come and collect children who are not well.
If you as a parent or caretaker feel concern due to the coronavirus, and want your child to stay home, you need to apply for absence based on the school’s regular routines.
Stockholm School of the Arts (Kulturskolan Stockholm)
Stockholm School of the Arts has canceled its regular education for a period of time, and switched to digital education and meetings.
Protecting risk groups
The elderly are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus and we must do everything we can to protect their health. It is currently not allowed to visit nursing homes in Stockholm. Visits at hospitals and other places where risk groups may be should be avoided.
Recommendations to people over the age of 70
If you are over the age of 70, recommendations are that you avoid contact with other people, and any situations or places where you might be exposed to the virus. If you go outside, keep a distance of at least two meters to other people. If you can - ask for help with grocery shopping and other errands.
If you don’t receive the help you need from friends and relatives, you can e-mail or call the City of Stockholm helpline Äldre direkt. They can assist you in getting in touch with City employees in your city district. (Due to large volumes of calls riht now, it might take longer than usual to get through by phone).
Phone: 08-80 65 65
Events and gatherings must not exceed the amountof 50 people (attendees, participators and staff included), indoor as well as outdoor.
Stadsmuseet and Medeltidsmuseet will stay closed until further notice.
Financial support to businesses
Avoid sharing unconfirmed information
We can all help by not spreading rumors, evaluate the source of information critically, and only share confirmed and reliable facts.