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Certain Riksdag activities to be open to the public

11 September 2020 klockan 13.00

Uppdated 11 September 2020 klockan 13.07

Some of the Riksdag's activities that have been closed to the public since the spring are now to become completely or partially available once more. In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the corona virus, the Riksdag will continue to take measures, such as for example limiting opening hours and the number of visitors.

It has now been decided that the following activities can be available to the public, but with certain limitations to reduce the risk of the spread of contagion:

Return and collection of books in the Riksdag Library

Members of the public will be able to come to the Library to return and collect pre-ordered books. However, visitors will not be allowed to move around the premises freely. The Library will begin its reduced opening hours from Monday 14 September between 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Researchers will be allowed access to the Library, bit will have to book their visit in advance to ensure that the number of visitors remains limited.

Limited number of visitors in the Chamber

The Public Gallery in the Chamber is always open to the public when the members of the Riksdag meet in the Chamber for debates and to take decisions. A maximum of 50 visitors at any one time will be allowed into the Public Gallery until further notice.

It is also possible to follow debates and votes on line via the Riksdag webcast service.

Webcasts

Guided tours to remain cancelled

Guided tours of the Riksdag will continue to be cancelled due to the corona virus. This applies to guided tours for the public, guided tours for groups, study visits for upper-secondary school students, visits to the Democracy Workshop and art tours of the Riksdag building.

While study visits for upper-secondary school classes are cancelled, it is possible to book an on-line meeting with one of the Riksdag's education communication officers. More information is available in the teachers' section of the Riksdag website.

For teachers (in Swedish)