We are in a challenging time marked by concern for our loved ones, while we are constantly reached by new information regarding the progress of the Corona virus and its impact on society. We at SUIS closely follow the recommendations and directives issued by the Swedish authorities.
Your health is important to us and we have therefore taken special precautionary measures which, among other things, mean that we do not currently invite information meetings and events to the same extent, and internally encourage you to hold meetings digitally. This is on the recommendation of the public health authority, which primarily addresses the call to people in the Stockholm region – where the spread of infection is currently greatest, to relieve healthcare and limit the spread of the virus. Above all, the TIA activities are affected by the measures taken, which means that we do not currently offer group meetings, group teaching or other joint activities. Of course, we are still here as support and help anyway, and instead offer all registered asylum seekers individual help. To get in touch with us, we refer to email and telephone. Other business meetings and meetings will be held digitally and further information to interested parties will be updated. We urge various local associations to listen to the recommendations and restrictions given by our authorities.
The Swedish Public Health Agency urges people with perceived symptoms to avoid contact with others as the risk of spreading is judged to be ”very high”. Some of the most common symptoms of covid-19 are:
How to avoid infection and reduce the risk of infection:
Avoid touching your face. This especially applies to your eyes, nose and mouth.
Stay home if you are sick! Cough and sneeze into the armpits or in a paper handkerchief.
Wash your hands often with soap and water! -When the infection most easily attaches to the hands, it is important to wash your hands often, and for at least 20 seconds. Always wash your hands when you have been out, coming home or to work, before meals or in contact with food, and after using the toilet.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Examples of government decisions or proposals to reduce the spread of infection:
Prohibition of public gatherings or public events with more than 500 people. (decision)
Stay at home so you feel sick. Wait at least two days after you have fully recovered before returning to work or school.
You who are over 70 years old are encouraged to limit your contacts with other people – even if you feel healthy.
As a relative, you should avoid visiting older relatives as much as possible, even if they are healthy. Avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals and nursing homes and never visit if you have respiratory symptoms.