The Government Offices of Sweden (via the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs), the Public Health Agency, the National Board of Health and Welfare, and MSB are the authorities that are working with the new coronavirus to the greatest extent. In brief, you could say that:
In addition, the regions are responsible for scaling up and facing the contagion through local health centres as well as each region’s infectious disease specialists.
The website krisinformation.se provides confirmed information from authorities involved in the handling of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Each weekday, MSB, the Public Health Agency, and the National Board of Health and Welfare holds press conferences to provide updates on the current situation. Representatives from other relevant authorities also participate in these press conferences.
MSB provides support and guidelines for social actors working with preparedness. One example is guidelines for identifying essential services and planning support for loss of personnel, deliveries of goods or services.
MSB’s operational mission works from an all-risk perspective, i.e. we have the same resources and modus operandi regardless of social disruption. We can choose to apply these and to scale up depending on the event.
MSB offers to lend expertise and resources to the relevant authorities, for example with respect to coordination or crisis communication.
MSB prepares to draw up regulations and general guidelines that could be used if the Government makes a decision on temporary school closures. The work is performed in close cooperation with Sweden’s municipalities and regions (SKR), county administrative boards, and the Swedish National Agency for Education.
Due to the new coronavirus, MSB has been directed by the Government to carry out a broad information campaign targeted at the public. The purpose is to ensure that the information provided to the public by the authorities is coordinated and clear and that there are effective information channels.
Through a joint effort, we make it easier for the relevant authorities to reach the public with current information and help the public to find krisinformation.se where confirmed information has been gathered.