Overview of measuresUntil at least 9 February 2021 the current measures will continue to apply:
- Stay at home. You should only go outside to buy essentials, to get some fresh air, to walk the dog, to go to work if you cannot work from home or to provide essential informal care or support.
- Only receive visitors at home if this is absolutely necessary. If you decide to have visitors, you are urgently advised to receive no more than 2 visitors aged 13 or over.
- Work from home. Only people whose presence is essential to operational processes and who cannot do their work from home can go to work.
- Only go outside with members of your household, on your own or with 1 other person.
- Some locations are closed:
- Shops (except those selling essentials like food)
- Locations where contact-based professions are carried out, such as hairdressers, nail salons and sex establishments.
- Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, casinos, etc.
- Zoos, amusement parks, etc.
- Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools, saunas, spas etc.
- Restaurants and cafes
- Hotels are open, but hotel restaurants are closed and room service is not available.
- Adults can exercise alone or with one other person, and only outside. Children aged 17 and under may take part in team sports and play matches against children at the same club, but only outside.
- Use public transport for essential travel only.
- Do not travel abroad and do not books trips abroad until 31 March.
- Only medical professionals and allied health professionals may carry out work that involves close contact with clients or patients.
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- Round Tables in Tech to discuss topics as Tech Talents, The Tech Landscape Sweden - Netherlands, Women in Tech and Tech for Good
- HR Tables – to discuss the role of the new Leadership, the continuation, challenges and opportunities with mixed office presence, Business Culture course Sweden – NL offering all you need to know about setting up company, employment law, corporate tax, pensions, housing and business culture among others.
- Executive Roundtables where we are meeting the leaders and innovative inspirators of tomorrow to discuss the future of business and recovery of economy and society.
- A Gender Balance Summit Sweden – Netherlands to exchange experiences, learn from, and listen to each other, meet role models and to inspire to change and improvements.
- As you all know we have postponed the 60th Anniversary of the Swedish Chamber until November 18, 2021. Please mark the date in your agenda already and we are looking forward to celebrate the Swedish Innovation & Sustainably Forum and Gala Dinner together, to discuss the newest business trends and developments and to highlighting as many of our innovative companies as possible and to promote trade and experience exchange between Sweden and the Netherlands.
- We are continuing our successful By Members for Members formats where experts within our network is sharing information with an interest and benefit for fellow members. We are also continuing presenting a Women Business Program, Mentorship Program and Young Professionals Program as well as fruitful collaborations with our peers within the Chambers Network.
Out of 37 countries, the Netherlands has come in as fourth most likely to recover financially from the coronavirus crisis. This is according to the Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF).The top three countries are Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. After the Netherlands, China comes in at number 5, then Canada, followed by New Zealand in seventh.
This is how countries can rebuild competitive economies for people and planet by Saadia Zahidi Managing Director, World Economic Forum
- A country’s economic competitiveness must include how well it supports and protects its people and the planet.
- According to the Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020, which analysed 37 countries for their readiness for economic transformation, growth and productivity alone are not enough.
- With equality and the environment front and centre, the priorities for policy-makers are: long-term resilience; education, skills and care; future-ready markets; and innovation.
The Swedish economy is showing a stronger recovery than expected during the autumn. The labour market situation has also developed more positively compared with previous assessments. The employment rate is expected to be somewhat higher this year and next year compared with the assessment in the Budget Bill for 2021, while unemployment is expected to be lower. However, in the future, activity is expected to be hampered as a consequence of an increased spread of the COVID-19 virus and restrictions. This is clear from the Ministry of Finance’s most recent economic forecast, presented today by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.