The aim of the recommendations is to provide the Public Health Agency of Sweden with a list of priorities in connection with testing. This involves identifying individuals in priority group 3, workers in other essential services, who are not going to work due to colds or allergies, for example, and for whom a covid-19 test would be able to determine whether they are free of infection and can go back to work.
The criteria and the list of priorities will be updated as the national situation with the covid-19 pandemic in Sweden changes. It may also be necessary to make regional adaptations to the priority list.
The current list of priorities was drawn up for the first phase, when testing is carried out to identify people who are infected with covid-19.