Who is responsible for compliance with the pandemic law?

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You who conduct a business which is subject to the restrictions are responsible for ensuring that your business complies with the law. Is your business located in a mall or in a department store? Then you are responsible for complying with the law in the areas of your store.

Who is in charge of supervision?

It is the County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) that ensures the restrictions are followed. Controls can be done either on site or remotely.

The County Administrative Board controls that:

  • The maximum number of visitors is documented and not exceeded.
  • That signs with the maximum number are available at all entrances and delimited spaces. 
  • That there is hand disinfection or the possibility for visitors to wash their hands. 

What happens if the law is not followed?

If you do not comply with the law The County Administrative Board will issue a recommendation for changes. In the first instance, the business should voluntarily correct its shortcomings. If the measures are not followed, the County Administrative Board can issue an injunction. An injunction is a binding decision issued by a court or government authority. If the order is not complied with, the business may have to pay a fine. A fine is an amount you must pay if a decision by a government authority is not complied with. The County Administrative Board decides the amount based on the conditions of the business.

Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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