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When the risk level is medium

There are outbreaks in the community, but the infection is not widespread. The aim is to prevent the risk groups from becoming infected and the need for restrictions.


The risk level for the spread of the coronavirus can be low, moderate, high or very high. The risk level is reviewed by the Government once a week, and the status of the indicators is updated accordingly. In addition to the indicators, the monitoring studies also provide information about the spread of the coronavirus. The Research Council takes into account the proportion of people with active immune protection in the population when making its forecasts. The socio-economic situation must also be taken into account when making decisions.


Conduct at other risk levels


Very high risk level

Infection is extremely widespread in the community and the total number of infections is growing rapidly. The aim is to provide emergency medical care and help the restrictions work to reopen society.

High risk level

There is a spread of infection outside the outbreaks in the community and the risk of the virus spreading very widely. The aim is to ensure standard medical care and to avoid the need for extensive restrictions.

Low risk level

The coronavirus spreads in the community in isolated cases of known origin, but the risk of wider spread remains. The aim is to prevent the spread of the virus and to maintain vigilance so that restrictions are not imposed.


Last updated: 9 September 2021