Dispensing and handing in points for sampling kits are available in the county's three cities and at a number of health centers around the county. When SVT visited Norrland University Hospital in Umeå, there was a steady stream of visitors. Some would take self-tests for their acquaintances - others for themselves.

The test can be used if you have mild symptoms that may indicate covid-19, such as runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, decreased sense of smell or taste, nausea or pain in muscles and joints. In order for the result to be as certain as possible, you must have had symptoms for at least one day before testing.

In the clip, you hear why some Västerbotten residents take self-tests.