Public spaces and services
Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than eight people. There are also legal restrictions on the number of people allowed in premises such as shops and gyms etc and you should always keep your distance from other people, both indoors and outdoors. Avoid places such as shops, shopping centres and public transport if they are crowded. The police can cancel or disband a public gathering or event with more than 8 people. This does not apply to schools, workplaces, or restaurants.
Restaurants, café and bars as well as other venues serving food and drink are permitted to offer table service. The size of a dining party allowed to sit at one table is limited to 4 people. Many restaurants are leaving a table vacant between diners. Venues must ensure that guests can keep at least 1 metre distance from other people and have implemented measures to avoid crowding of people in queues, at tables, buffets or bar counters. Food and drink can only be served to guests who are seated. Takeaway options are available and guests are permitted to order and pick up food and drink, provided that this does not lead to crowding or queues. The serving of alcoholic beverages is prohibited between 20:00 and 11:00 until 28 February 2021.
Shops are open and operating with limited capacity and reduced opening hours and you should shop alone and not stay in shops for longer than necessary. Shops, gyms, indoor sports facilities, and swimming facilities must calculate the number of visitors so that each person is given ten square metres of space. Clear signage must be displayed that clarifies for visitors how many people may visit the premises at the same time.