Information to certain business segments

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Here you will find information about temporary regulations and changes in laws in certain industries and business segments, such as restaurants, event businesses, and cultural and creative industries. The information is continuously updated.

On this page you will find information about:

  1. Culture and sport
  2. Support for event organisers
  3. Transport industry

Culture and sport

Support for the cultural sector

The government has decided on a total of SEK 3.53 billion in crisis and stimulus support
to the cultural area for crisis and stimulus support in 2021.

The money will mainly be distributed by the Swedish Council for Culture. Other actors are the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Film Institute, the Swedish Authors' Fund and the Sami Parliament.

Details about the support will be published on each organization's website when the details are ready.

Press release: Crisis and stimulus support for the cultural area (in Swedish)

Support for sports associations 2021

The government has decided on support of 1.62 billion to the sports movement as a result of the corona pandemic. Special sports federations and sports associations will be able to apply for compensation for the financial consequences of the corona crisis. The money is paid out by the Swedish Sports Confederation who will have updated information on their website.

Support as a sports association (in Swedish)
Support as a special sports association (in Swedish)

Press release: Extra support for sports during the beginning of 2021 (in Swedish)

Support for event organisers


Event support is an allowance that helps event organisers  to plan for events due to take place during the June to December 2021 period. You can apply for the allowance if an event, for which you are an organiser, cannot be held or must be significantly limited in scope due to restrictions introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Apply by 31 December 2021.

Read more and apply for the event support at the Swedish Tax Agency

Transport industry

Temporary extension of the validity of specific certificates, licences, and authorisations

Professional driver's licenses that have been extended by the first temporary EU regulation during the summer of 2020 and that expires during the period 1 January 2021 - 31 March 2021 will be extended again for another six months.

Professional driver's licenses that expired during the period 1 September 2020 - 30 June 2021 have an extended validity period of 16 months.

Professional driver's licenses that expire during the period 1 July 2021 - 31 December 2021 are extended by 10 months.

Temporary extension at the Swedish Transport Agency (in Swedish)

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