Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket)
Current status:
Schools are open

Response to Covid-19 during the school year 2020-2021

Swedish schools stayed open throughout the pandemic and welcomed students back on 17 August  2020 after the summer break. Local authorities decide how to handle possible outbreaks, including the option of closing individual schools. 

Each school is responsible for following guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. Masks are not mandatory. 

Some municipalities changed school schedules to avoid crowding on public transport.  

Response to Covid-19 during the school year 2019-2020

Schools with students under 16 years old remained open but a few schools have decided to close. There is self-governing at the local level. Collaboration with researchers, national organisations for school owners and over 80 tech companies are put in place. The first response was the skolahemma.se, a  platform that gathers information for stakeholders.

The Agency provides support to schools to support distance learning. The Swedish tech companies released their resources for free. The national test programme was cancelled.

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