18 March 2020 – Allowed non-CE-marked protective masks to be used where necessary

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Type of Intervention: Medical products and medicines
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Swedish Work Environment Authority decided to make a temporary exception until the end of 2020 to allow the use of non-CE-marked protective equipment for emergency services personnel and the defence force.

CE marking is a certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) and is normally required for protective equipment used in Sweden.
Full details here: https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2020/03/undantag-tillats-for-anvandning-av-skyddsmask-90/