Restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic

The situation has developed favourably and we have been able to lift many of the extensive restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. Although the restrictions have been eased, it is still important to stay home when ill, wear a mask at your own discretion, practise good hand hygiene and ensure proper ventilation. You can prevent the spread of COVID-19 through your own actions.

Managing COVID-19

The hybrid strategy to manage COVID-19 guides the authorities in implementing the necessary restrictions and recommendations. The strategy was updated in February 2022.

The competent authorities in each region decide on the recommendations and restrictions in force in line with the Communicable Diseases Act. The Communicable Diseases Act is currently being updated. Under the updated Act, the general hygiene obligations and the possibility to impose restrictions would remain in force if the epidemiological situation so requires.

Vaccination against COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccines protect against the most severe form of the disease. It is still essential to increase vaccination coverage and strengthen vaccine protection.

In addition to improving vaccination coverage and protection, certain restrictions and recommendations may still be necessary. 

More information on current restrictions and recommendations