Covid - 19 update - Futuraskolan
International Curriculum International School of Stockholm
Nov 9 2020

Covid – 19 update

Good day members of the Futuraskolan community,

Tuesday at 16:30 Folkhälsomyndigheten released an updated set of recommendations.

The Public Health Authority sees signs of community dissemination in the Stockholm region and in the Västra Götaland region. The authority does not see public dissemination across the country, but the level of risk is now raised to the very high. Everyone with symptoms of respiratory infection, even mild ones, are now urged to forgo social contacts that risk spreading infections.

This situation means that it is important that everyone with symptoms, even mild ones, limit social contacts where there is a risk of infections being transmitted. This applies both to working life and private life and will help to reduce the extent of the dissemination.

Particularly important is that those who work in the area of elderly care do not go to work if they get symptoms of respiratory infection. Relatives should also avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals and elderly homes, and never make a visit if you have respiratory symptoms. Avoiding unnecessary visits protects the most vulnerable.

Additionally, according to the Public Health Authority’s assessment, from an infection prevention perspective, there is currently no reason for healthy students returning from a trip to stay home from school.

The same goes for members of staff. Students and staff who have travelled in areas where the corona virus spreads do not need to stay at home, but should pay attention to symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing or fever. In the event of such symptoms, the student or staff should be at home and call 1177. Most pupils attending compulsory school and the equivalent have a compulsory schooling and are therefore expected to attend school. A valid reason for not going to school is if a student has become ill or if the pupil is assessed to be at risk of infection after contact with an infected individual and therefore receives instruction on home quarantine directly from Folkhälsomyndigheten or their personal medical provider.

This risk assessment is based on the current situation in Sweden and the world. It is not a forecast for the future but an assessment of the current situation.

Thank you for your understanding in this difficult situation. Futuraskolan is in consistent contact with national authorities and will send updated information from Folkhälsomyndigheten as they update their recommendations.

Have a nice evening,

Tom Callahan

CEO – Futuraskolan AB