Covid-19: Information in other languages



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.

The city of Stockholm follow the advice given by the Public Health Agency, and have a close cooperation with other municipalities, organisations and the Stockholm region.

Stricter guidelines in Stockholm

The Public Health Agency has decided to strongly sharpen the guidelines together with infection control physicians of Region Stockholm. The stricter advice concerns everybody who works in, or spends time in Stockholm. They apply from 29 of October – 19 of November.

A decision of a new visitors ban at care homes for the elderly was made 11 November 2020 and will be in place 12-30 November. After that the decision will be reviewed.

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 right now?
  • Where can I find information in other foreign languages?

Opening hours: MondayFriday 9.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00
Phone: 08-123 680 00

English, Somali, Arabic and Farsi poster (pdf, 303 kB, new window)

Spanish, Russian, Polish and Tigrinya poster (pdf, 299 kB, new window)

Finnish, Meänkieli, Nordsamiska and Sydsamiska poster (pdf, 276 kB, new window)

Romanian poster (pdf, 70,6 kB, new window)

Romani Arli poster (pdf, 66,9 kB, new window)

Romani Kalderash poster (pdf, 69,0 kB, new window)

Romani Kaale poster (pdf, 63,8 kB, new window)

Romani Lovari poster (pdf, 73,6 kB, new window)


You can find more posters and videos in other languages at the 1177 website.

Religious communities

  • 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 distance to other people where possible. This is very important and can save lives.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

If you have questions about the coronavirus and Covid-19, that are not related to symptoms, please call the national information line 113 13.

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.

Protecting risk groups

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus and we must do everything we can to protect their health. Visits at hospitals and other places where risk groups are staying, should be avoided if you have cold symptoms. 

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.

Swedish authorities on the coronavirus