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Basic measures for dealing with COVID-19 within study programmes in higher education

On this page you can find information about dealing with COVID-19 in higher education programmes.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Denmark, the Minister for Higher Education and Science and the Minister for Culture have established a sector partnership for higher education. One of the tasks of the sector partnership, which includes the Chairman of the Danish Rectors' Conference, student organisations, professional organisations and relevant authorities, has been to prepare and continuously adapt guidelines as to how recommendations of the health authorities may be responsibly pursued at institutions of higher education.

The agreement on the further lifting of restrictions, etc., from 11 June 2021 which has been reached between The Government, the Liberal Party, the Danish People's Party, the Socialist People's Party, the Danish Social Liberal Party, the Red-Greens, the Conservatives, the Liberal Alliance and the Alternative presents a plan for the phasing out of all restrictions introduced as part of the protective measures taken against COVID-19. This means that as of 14 June 2021 the higher education sector has reverted to the basic measures for dealing with COVID-19.

'Basic level' means that the Danish Health Authority's general advice on the prevention of infection must be followed, including advice concerning cleaning, ventilation and hygiene, as well as a focus on testing and isolation in case of symptoms. Please refer to the Danish Health Authority for further information, including the recommendations.

In terms of higher education, reverting to basic measures as of 14 June 2021 means that sector-specific guidelines for the responsible handling of COVID-19 in higher education no longer apply.

Please refer to the Danish Health Authority for further information. General information for students and staff may be found at ufm.dk.

The effective detection and management of infection are key measures, which, in conjunction with the roll-out of the vaccination programme and other measures to prevent infection, help to keep the epidemic under control and provide people with a normal everyday life.

In the event of cases of infection at the educational institutions, the detection of close contacts is to be initiated in accordance with the general guidelines for the detection of contacts, cf. the Danish Health Authority's guidelines for the detection and management of close contacts. In such cases, educational institutions can as far as possible help to track and contact the people involved.

last modified Oct 04, 2021