Covid-19 - in formation from the City of Malmö
The City of Malmö builds its measures on assessments and recommendations from the Public Health Agency and other authorities. We follow events and are ready to increase our efforts if necessary.
- Summer is a time of year when many people are out and about. Even this year it is important that we continue to maintain a safe distance to others, to reduce the spread of infection from COVID-19. The City of Malmö has therefore put up signs in parks and by bridges and jetties at bathing sites to remind everyone to keep their distance.
- The outdoor swimming pools Rosengårdsbadet, Segevångsbadet and Lindängsbadet will be open to the public during the summer, although with certain restrictions. The restrictions include a limit on the number of visitors at each pool, in accordance with the Swedish Pandemic Act.
- The City of Malmö’s indoor swimming pools are still closed to the public.
- Malmö Museer, Malmö Art Museum, the city’s libraries, Malmö City Archives, Naturum Öresund and Arena 305 will continue to be open with certain restrictions.
Violence in close relationships increases when more people are at home.
The Karin Project provides advice and support if you are considering filing a police report. Phone 040-34 93 85 Monday-Friday 09.00-16.00, closed for lunch between 12.00-13.00. At other times, contact the police at 114 14. For more information, see: malmo.se/kriscentrum.
- Pre-schools and elementary schools remain open, according to reports from the authorities (Folkhälsomyndigheten). Information for parents and guardians with children in pre-schools. (pdf, 62.3 kB)
- Pre-school children in households with confirmed cases of Covid-19 are recommended to stay at home, even if they are symptom-free.
- Pupils in households with confirmed cases of Covid-19 are recommended to stay at home, even if they are symptom-free
- If a pupil becomes ill during the school day, he or she must go home as soon as possible. The school staff decides whether the pupil can go home alone or must wait in a separate room until his or her legal guardian arrives.
- Sweden has compulsory schooling, and the basic rule is that healthy children must go to school. Pupils with symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulties breathing must stay home to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. This applies even for milder symptoms like a sore throat, a runny nose, and muscle and joint pain. The child must be symptom-free for two days before going back to school. If the child has been ill, he or she can come back to school 7 days after falling ill, even if still having mild symptoms, such as a dry cough or a mildly runny nose, as long as the child otherwise feels well. Information for pupils and parents about returning to school when showing symptoms or following illness. (pdf, 98.3 kB)
- From August there will be a gradual return to more classroom-based teaching at upper secondary schools. As of the start of the autumn term, the primary rule is that teaching will take place in the classroom at school.
- Upper secondary schools and adult education classes will offer face masks for students and teachers. The use of face masks is voluntary.
- There will now be a gradual return to more classroom-based teaching within adult education. As of the start of the autumn term, the primary rule is that teaching will take place in the classroom at school.
- From August there will also be a gradual return to more classroom-based teaching for SFI language courses and Yrkesvux vocational courses.
- Lärvux is planning the start of school-based courses.
- Summer School will operate digitally.
- The number of examinations at Komvux will be increased this autumn. This entails increased opportunities for upper secondary school students to improve their grades. The Swedish Government has also decided that students who have completed their upper secondary school education in 2020 or 2021 will be subject to a lower examination fee.
- The City of Malmö is temporarily changing the rule for study breaks due to unauthorised absence/inactivity. If you are studying in adult education, you do not need to submit a medical certificate until day 15.
- The threshold for when unauthorised absence results in non-completion is also being changed from four to three weeks. The new rule also applies if you are studying in education offered by Komvux Malmö via independent education providers.
- Masks are offered to all participants in adult education. The use of masks is voluntary and up to the individual to decide if they wish to do so. It is important to respect each other's decisions. It is also important that those using a mask do so correctly. Incorrect use may lead to an increased risk of spreading infection.
- At SFI, parts of the teaching are carried out at a distance in order to prevent the risk of contagion. It is still possible to register digitally and by telephone. Pre-booked visits will take place. Do you have any questions about SFI and registration? Contact us. Phone: 040-343335 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The drop-in for the central adult career guidance (i.e. career guidance counsellor) at Storgatan 20 in Malmö is also closed. The service is available by telephone (040-34 49 95 Monday–Friday from 10-12 and 13-15), email (email@example.com ) and malmo.se.
- All elderly care homes are open to visitors, although you need to call the home prior to your visit. At the entrance to the home you will find a station with information about the rules that apply during your visit.
- The daycare centres in Malmö are open, although the opening hours have temporarily been reduced to half days instead of whole days
- As of 17 May, the meeting places for seniors are open for outdoor activities. You need to call and pre-book your activity at the meeting place you wish to visit. You can book one activity per week.
- Phone numbers for Malmö’s meeting places for seniors:
Dammfrigården 0721-87 83 50
Havsuttern 0708-52 29 58
Ignis 0738-62 98 98 (info in Finnish 040-34 40 56)
Lekatten 0721-81 05 84Lyckan 0738-62 09 19
Tuppen 040-34 39 90
Träffpunkten 040-34 73 40
Seniorum 040-34 52 26
Mathildenborg (Limhamn) 040-345066
Remember to wash your hands regularly, and always stay home if you have any symptoms of illness. Together we take care of each other!
- The restaurants for seniors at Mathildenborg, Dammfrigården, Tuppen and Lekatten are open for seated guests. To ensure that we can run the restaurants as safely and securely as possible, certain restrictions currently apply:
- Seated guests are only permitted during the lunch service (food is only sold for collection on weekends at Mathildenborg)
- The number of seats is limited, to ensure sufficient space between guests
- All food will be served over the counter.
- It is still possible to buy food for collection at the restaurants and at the Ignis and Havsuttern meeting places.
- Specialized covid-19 teams are established to take over home care and home help for those with symptoms of covid-19 or with a confirmed infection. A covid team consists of assistant nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists from the City of Malmö and doctors and nurses from the regional health care system.
- Cohort care means that patients with covid-19 are cared for separated from other patients in separate facilities. Patients that have been treated for covid-19 may have a short-term accomodation for further care and rehabilitation. Persons with confirmed covid-19 who have home help or home care may also have cohort care if they cannot manage at home by themselves but are not ill to the extent that they need hospital care.
- The City of Malmö offers technical assistance in the home so that people over the age of 70 can take care of purchases of, for example, food and medication, online and have digital contact with relatives and friends.
The City of Malmö supervises food establishments, such as restaurants and cafés, in Malmö in accordance with the Swedish act on temporary measures to limit the spread of infection in restaurants and similar establishments (2020:256). The Environmental Department inspects that the rules of the Swedish Public Health Agency are followed. If not followed, the City of Malmö can issue a fine or close the restaurant/café.
- Protect your self and others and others from spreading the infection
- Official information about the novel corona virus - Krisinfo.se
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Radio Sweden about Covid 19
- The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
- Seeking health care in Skåne - Region Skåne