MSB, together with the Public Health Agency of Sweden and county administrative boards, and in consultation with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, has created the conditions for testing this group broadly on a large scale.
Testing people with symptoms of covid-19 to rule out infection is important in order for employees in essential services to be able to return to work quickly, thus enabling essential services to be maintained.
MSB has contributed to making this possible by developing systematic ways for employers and principals to determine which services count as essential. This helps employers assess what parts of their activity are essential and which staff are necessary for maintaining the essential service. County administrative boards are aiding regions in identifying what is included in essential services at the regional level.