BUSINESS DURING COVID-19
The Swedish and UK Governments continuously update information regarding restrictions and guidelines that concern businesses and the wider community in terms of employees, hygiene, and trading opportunities. Thanks to our members and the network, there is assistance available for businesses in these uncertain times.
Economic measures in response to Covid-19
To mitigate the economic effects on society of the COVID-19 outbreak, several measures have been taken. The measures are intended to provide greater security for those affected by the pandemic by limiting the spread of the virus, combating the effects on businesses and jobs and providing financial security and transition opportunities for those who become unemployed. They are also intended to create the conditions for recovery after the crisis.
The development of the coronavirus outbreak continues to create unprecedented contractual and other legal challenges. In response, Eversheds Sutherland has created a global team to advise on the issues businesses are facing across the world. Read more and get assistance on their Corona hub.
Department for International Trade Support
For UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus, the Department for International Trade can provide information on trade issues. DIT can advise on matters such as smooth clearance of products with customs authorities, export plans and updating your digital presence.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS
The coronavirus has brought significant rule changes for businesses that requires appropriate support. See what applies to companies of different scales, if you are experiencing payment difficulties, and what applies if you are an employer or not. The information on verksamt.se will be updated continuously.
COVID-19 TRAVEL GUIDANCE
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted. This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice. For travellers from Sweden to the UK, Sweden is added to the list of countries where self-isolation on return to the UK is not required. You will still need to provide your journey and contact details before you travel. See guidance on entering or returning to the UK and read more on gov.uk.