Covid-19: Information in English

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus. The risk of the virus spreading extensively in Sweden is currently very high, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten).

The City of Gothenburg pays close attention to the advice given by the Public Health Agency of Sweden regarding the coronavirus and acts accordingly. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Everyone can help in keeping our most vulnerable citizens safe.

Help reduce the spread of the virus:

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell and have cold symptoms or a fever, even if the symptoms are mild. If your condition gets worse and you are unable to care for yourself at home, please call 1177 for healthcare advice. Do not return to work or school for at least two days after you have recovered.
  • If you are over the age of 70 recommendations are that you stay away from places or situations where you might be exposed to the virus.
  • To protect the most vulnerable, please refrain from visiting care facilities for the elderly.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Or use hand sanitizers.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your upper sleeve or elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • The Foreign Office of Sweden advises against travelling abroad.
  • Keep up to date with any new developments.

The City of Gothenburg: effects on services and activities

  • Following the recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Sweden, distance education/e-learning is provided for pupils in upper-secondary schools during the period December 7 to January 6.
  • Pre-schools and elementary schools remain open.
  • To avoid spreading the virus, events and gatherings of more than eight (8) people (attendees, participators and staff included) are temporarily forbidden, indoors as well as outdoors. Exceptions for funerals where only twenty (20) people are allowed to attend.
  • Many facilities and meeting places are closed to protect the vulnerable.
  • Public transport are running as usual. But search for your trip in advance, as there may be changes in traffic due to staff shortages. Information about public transport here.

Stay informed

If You need help

The brochure "A different summer" whas provided in summer 2020 by the City of Gothenburg. There you can find out who you can contact if you need help or if you feel worried.

The brochure "A different summer" in English

Get in touch

At the Gothenburg City Contact Centre we will give you information and guidance on the City’s various services.
We can give you information in many different languages. You can reach us on the internet, on the phone, by e-mail, by calling or through social media.

Gothenburg City Contact Centre
Round the clock, every day

Phone: +46 31-365 00 00

Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm


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Visiting address: Ekelundsgatan 1. The Contact Centre is temporarily closed for visits due to covid-19.

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