Today, new and tougher COVID-19 restrictions come into effect. Limited opening hours in restaurants and cafes, seating in mall restaurants and reduced congestion in shops and gyms are some of the measures that are now being implemented. Here is a glimpse of what has changed:
RESTAURANTS AND CAFES: (New rule)
From today, March 1, all restaurants must close no later than 20.30, regardless of whether they serve alcohol or not. However, they may continue to offer takeaway food, as long as visitors can keep at least one meter away from each other in the queue. This restriction also applies to cafés.
SEATING IN RESTAURANTS PART OF SHOPPING MALLS/TRADING CENTRES: (New rule)
From today, restaurants which "form part of a trading place", such as shopping centres, malls and in Helsingborg - such as Väla, may only have one diner per table. Exceptions can be made if the restaurant can be reached through a separate entrance.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE: (Same as before)
A maximum of eight people may meet at the same time. This applies to both public and private events.The exception is funerals, which may have a maximum of 20 participants.
TRANSPORTATION: (Same as before)
Folkhälsomyndigheten (Swedish Public Health Agency) recommends face masks be used in public transport during rush hour traffic, i.e. weekdays between 7-9 and 16-18. In some regions (Stockholm & Västra Götaland), the mask recommendation applies to journeys at all times.
Buses and trains with line distances of more than 150 km may have a maximum of half of the seats occupied. For more information, please visit www.skanetrafiken.se
PHYSICAL DISTANCING: (Same as before)
Shops, gyms and sports facilities must calculate and clearly inform about a maximum number of visitors, based on each person having at least ten square meters of space.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: (Same as before)
Entry ban from UK, Denmark and Norway for foreign citizens.
No entry for unnecessary travel from most countries outside the EU (with exceptions).
24 hour validity test needed to enter Denmark (even for airport)
For more information, please visit - https://www.krisinformation.se/detta-kan-handa/handelser-och-storningar/20192/myndigheterna-om-det-nya-coronaviruset/reseinformation-med-anledning-av-det-nya-coronaviruset
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