The Queen holds a digital meeting with the National Board of Health and Welfare

The Queen holds a video conference with the Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare.

The Queen holds a video conference with the Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare. Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

On Monday 27 April, The Queen held a video conference with Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare Olivia Wigzell and medical expert Frida Nobel.

During the video conference, The Queen learnt about the actions being taken by the Board in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. Reducing the spread of infection in homes for dementia patients and the elderly is one prioritised area.

Director-General Olivia Wigzell explained that the Board has started online training on hygiene routines and the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and has provided knowledge support for employees and managers at homes for dementia patients and the elderly. The Board has also bought and distributed PPE and disinfectants for municipalities around Sweden.

Medical expert Frida Nobel spoke about the Board's work to spread knowledge and good examples throughout Sweden.

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.