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Information regarding the coronavirus and covid-19 in different languages

For public information in different languages, use the links on the right side of the page.

Below, Information in English from and about the Municipality of Mönsterås regarding the coronavirus infection and Covid-19. 

Sweden now has a serious spreading of the coronavirus infection. Society will need to take a wide range of measures, particularly to protect those who need it the most. It is important that all citizens follow the authority’s advice, keep themselves informed, and help to reduce further contagion.

The Municipality of Mönsterås pays close attention to updated advice given by the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) on the coronavirus. The Municipality of Mönsterås cooperates closely with other authorities and municipalities, and is ready to act on any new developments.

Help reducing the spread of the virus

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell and have symptoms such as cough, fever, body ache or even just a stuffy nose. Avoid seeing other people than the ones you live with. Don’t go back to school or work until you have been symptom free for at least two days.  
  • You should avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals and care homes and never make a visit if you have any symptoms of respiratory infection.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Or use hand sanitizers.
  • The Foreign Office of Sweden advice against travelling abroad.

Help reducing the spread of the virus in other languages - The Public Health Agency of Sweden.

If you have symptoms and need advice, please visit the website for Kalmar Region health care, 1177 Vårdguiden.

If you have questions about the coronavirus and covid-19, that are not related to symptoms, please call the national information line 113 13.

Protecting risk groups

The elderly is particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus and covid-19 infection. If you have cold symptoms or fever, do not visit care homes or hospitals. Please note that respiratory tract infections can be life-threatening to older people.

No visits allowed in care homes

To reduce the risk of infecting those living in our care homes with the coronavirus, we do not allow any visits for the time being in accordance with the Swedish Government’s decision.

Meeting places for elderly closed

The meeting places (träffpunkterna) arranged by the Municipality is cancelled until further noticed.

Lonesome and need someone to talk to?

A phoneline is open for elderly over the age of 70 and for you that belongs to a risk group and therefore may feel lonesome. The phoneline is open on weekdays between 9am and 3pm. The phone number is 0499-173 21.

Recommendations to the elderly

If you are over the age of 70 recommendations are that you stay at home even if you are well. In this way you avoid being exposed to the virus. We understand that many find this difficult, but it’s important in this situation to ask your relatives or neighbours for help with grocery shopping and other errands.

Help with grocery shopping for elderly

The Municipal Labour Market Unit in Mönsterås (AME) and other charities in our community can help elderly, over the age of 70, that do not have any relatives or neighbours to help with grocery shopping. You can order groceries by telephone or email.

If you live in either Mönsterås, Fliseryd or Timmernabben the phoneline is open on weekdays between 10am and 12pm. The phone number is 0499-178 12. The email address is: matkassen@monsteras.se.

If you live in either Blomstermåla or Ålem the phoneline is open on mondays between 9am and 10am. The phone number is 0499-79 90 04. The email address is: madeleine.skold@svenskakyrkan.se.

This service is a temporary help available from March 27th to August 31th.

Schools and preeschool

We receive many questions about when to keep children at home. The Public Health Agency of Sweden currently advices that children who don't show any symptoms can attend preschools and schools. But children and adults who show symptoms, even mild ones, shall stay at home until symptom free, and 48 hours after that.

If you as a parent or custodians feel concern due to the coronavirus, and want your child to stay at home, you need to apply for absence based on the school’s regular routines.

Public free preschool

The public free preschool is closed from Thursday (March 19th) until June 12th. The public free preschool is for children born year 2014, 2015 or 2016 and with one or more parent/custodian that is unemployed, on parental leave or asylum seeker.

Open preschool

The open preschool Regnbågen in Mönsterås is closed from April 1th to June 12th to reduce the spreading of the coronavirus.

Entrepreneurs and contractors

On March 24th the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced new regulations about preventing the spread of the coronavirus in restaurants, cafés and bars.

Keep yourself updated with the latest information from the authorities:

Avoid sharing unconfirmed information

We can all help by not spreading rumors, evaluate the source of information critically, and only share confirmed and reliable facts.

Swedish authorities on the coronavirus

Official information on the novel corona virus on krisinformation.se (Emergency information from Swedish authorities)

FAQ of The Public Health Agency of Sweden

The Swedish Government's response to the virus responsible for covid-19

Senast kontrollerad: 2020-06-18.
 
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