Updated on February 14, 2022
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to make clear of and remind you of our hygiene routines at Helio and how each of us can minimize the risk of further spreading of the disease. We take this situation very seriously, and all members and employees at Helio have all the up-to-date information about the current situation in Stockholm and on how to avoid spreading the virus.
Helio follows the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and we advise you to also stay updated on developments, changes and new recommendations through folkhalsomyndigheten.se. As of February 9, 2022, there are no mandatory restrictions that affect our activities.
We take the following precautions to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19:
– We want to encourage all our members and visitors to be extra diligent with hand washing, using soap and water and doing so before all meals, before handling any type of food and after toilet visits. Hand sanitizers may also be used, should soap and water not be available.
– Be extra cautious of common cold and flu like symptoms and stay at home if you are sick, to avoid infecting others on public transportation, at the office or other places where you may encounter people.
If you have general questions about COVID-19, we recommend that you contact the national hotline 113 13 and the Public Health Office of Sweden.
Questions and Answers
Will Helio stay open?
We will keep following the directions of the authorities, and we will stay open. If the recommendations change, we will immediately communicate this to our members and guests for all our events.
If you and your company need an event to be completely secluded from others, we can arrange that many of our locations.
How can I wash my hands at Helio?
We offer hand sanitizer and soap in both restrooms and common areas. Hand sanitizer should mainly be used if soap and water are not available. Regular washing of hands is recommended and most effective.
At Helio, there’s always soap and water available in our restrooms. We advise you to wash your hands diligently. For detailed instructions on hand washing, please visit 1177 Vårdguiden.
What recommendations do you have about bringing clients to the office, or if one has come home from a trip?
We’re not going to give any other recommendations other than from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. We will stay updated regarding the situation. Should the recommendations change in a way that affect our business, we’ll inform all involved parties immediately. You can read about the current recommendations here.
What about the maximum amount of people?
As of February 9, 2022, there are no more restrictions on the maximum amount of people at events.
From the Public Health Agency of Sweden:
Bacteria easily sticks to hands and spreads to other people when you greet them by hand. Therefore, wash your hands often with soap and hot water, for at least 20 seconds.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, before eating, before preparing food, and after toilet use. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be an alternative when you are unable to wash your hands.
Cough and sneeze into the bend of your elbow or into a tissue to prevent infection from spreading around you, or from contaminating your hands.
When you cough or sneeze, small droplets of infectious matter spread to other people. By coughing and sneezing into the bend of your elbow or into a paper towel, you stop these droplets from reaching other people and thus infecting them. You also keep your own hands clean this way. Always throw your paper towel in the trash after using it and wash your hands.
A general preventive measure against respiratory infection is to avoid touching your face and eyes and to avoid close contact with sick people.
Stay at home when you are sick to avoid infecting people on the bus, at work or in areas where you are close to other people.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.