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More institutions of higher education affected by extended restrictions

From 11 December, further restrictions will be introduced for higher education institutions located in: Region Zealand, Central Denmark Region, Aalborg Municipality, Vejle Municipality and Fredericia Municipality.

Dec 10, 2020

This means that a further number of higher education programmes will be covered by the extended restrictions, which means that it will no longer be a recommendation to "change to digital teaching whenever possible", but a requirement that institutions of higher education "change to digital teaching without physical attendance".

Higher education institutions in the areas in question are thus covered by the following directives:

  • A change to digital education without physical attendance.
  • There may be a few exceptions in very special cases where attendance is necessary, including, for example, laboratory, clinical and workshop teaching.
  • Examinations are exempted if a change to digital exams is not practically possible.
  • If there is physical attendance, increased attention must be paid to not coming to the institution if you have symptoms, hand hygiene, general cleaning, keeping one's distance and face masks.
  • Public employers are encouraged to send home all staff not carrying out critical functions. Those sent home should, as far as possible, work from home.
  • Libraries must remain closed to the public except for the returning and borrowing of materials for research and teaching purposes.

In addition, the same stricter restrictions apply to

  • The municipalities in the Capital Region (excluding Bornholm)
  • Odense Municipality

These stricter restrictions will apply in the 69 municipalities up to and including 3 January 2021.

National restrictions

  • To higher education in the rest of the country the following restrictions apply:
  • the requirement to use a face mask or visor in  educational institutions;        
  • the recommendation to cancel events the purpose of which is  primarily social;
  • the recommendation to cancel events involving accommodation,  e.g., outdoor camps, camp schools and study trips. This does not  apply to events that take place within a framework familiar to  the  organisers, and if the organisers can guarantee that the event  will be held in full accordance with health authority  recommendations about preventing the spread of infection;
  • encouraging employees to work from home as far as possible, to  an extent that enables them to carry out their work.

The national restrictions on higher education apply until 28 February.


For further information:

Questions from higher education institutions regarding COVID-19 may be directed to: info-covid-19@ufm.dk

Press inquiries may be directed to the press line of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science: +45 7231 8181

Students will be given additional information by their educational institution,  which they should contact if there are any questions.

last modified Dec 10, 2020