Covid-19 - information 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.
The City of Malmö: effects on services and activities
The libraries, Malmö Museum and the Art Museum are introducing a new maximum limit for visitors
The City of Malmö recommends that the digital service is used instead in order to reduce the risk of congestion. Malmö Museum and Malmö Art Museum have introduced a maximum limit for the number of visitors and Malmö Museums have also closed some departments with confined spaces.
Hylliebadet and Oxievångsbadet swimming pools
Hylliebadet and Oxievångsbadet continue to remain open, but to reduce congestion a limited number of visitors are allowed in at a time. Sometimes visitors may have to wait outside the swimming pool.
Winter in central Malmö
“Winter in the city” will be corona-adapted with a little extra light in the winter darkness. From November 28 to January 3, the people of Malmö can enjoy the city centre decorations and a food tour for the whole family.
Support for victims of violence
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
Primary and Lower Secondary School
- 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, 312.1 kB)
- 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)
- 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.
- The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided on special rules for people who live in households where someone has COVID-19. These may mean that family members must stay home to protect others. Pupils in preschool, primary and lower secondary school and corresponding school forms, as well as upper secondary school are not subject to the special rules but can continue to go to school even if someone at home has a confirmed infection.
- The Public Health Agency of Sweden does no longer recommend to provide remote classes for students in upper secondary schools, adult education, and higher vocational education. The schools for those students is open from the 15 of June.
Upper Secondary School
- A part of upper secondary school will become remote or distance education. From November, around 25% of the students at upper secondary school in national programmes will receive remote or distance learning. The decision does not cover the introduction programme and the upper secondary school for students with learning disabilities.
- Students at the City of Malmö’s upper secondary schools who are studying from a distance can still claim their school lunches. Collection points are spread across Malmö to give more students the opportunity to pick up their school lunch.
- Part of the teaching in municipal adult education will also be distance learning. All schools continue to work to avoid gatherings of larger groups of people. This can, for example, include measures to prevent queuing in the dining rooms and to hold examinations in smaller groups.
- Information concerning the 2020 autumn term (pdf, 95.6 kB)
- Drop-in registrations to SFI at Föreningsgatan 7 will be closed between 9-20 November. 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.
Care facilities, restaurants and meeting places for the elderly, and facilities for the neuro-psychiatrically disabled
- Visitors to residential care homes are asked to call. For the safety of all, visitors are encouraged to contact the care units before they visit.
- As of October 1, residential care homes were reopened for visits and visitors. In order to protect the elderly and the frail, it has been decided to temporarily introduce face masks in health care in all situations involving close contact. Personnel wear full protective equipment in cases where a person being cared for is infected.
- 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.
- All activities at the City of Malmö´s meeting places for the elderly have been temporarily closed. There are online activities at malmo.se/motesplatserforseniorer and on Facebook, ”Malmö stads mötesplatser för seniorer”. If you have any questions or simply want to have a chat, please call us weekdays 8 am-4.30 pm at 076-856 45 49.
- In the City of Malmö´s restaurants for the elderly, service is restricted to take-away meals. Service hours are Monday-Friday 11.30 am-2 pm.
- To avoid infection, several facilities for the neuro-psychiatrically disabled are temporarily closed to the public.
Inspections of restaurants and coffee shops
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.