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The extended COVID-19 restrictions that apply to higher education will be further extended - with the exception of Bornholm.

The extended COVID-19 restrictions that apply to higher education will be extended up till and including 5 April, with the exception of institutions on Bornholm

Feb 25, 2021

The current COVID-19 restrictions that apply to higher education will be extended up till and including 5 April. This decision has been reached on the basis of a recommendation from the Task Force, including the health authorities, which the government together with the Socialist People's Party, he Danish Social Liberal Party and the Red-Green Alliance has chosen to follow.

However, higher education institutions on Bornholm will be exempt from the extended restrictions, due to low local infection rates. Therefore, they will be allowed to open their doors to students and staff on 1 March 2021. 

In connection with this geographically local reopening, all staff and students will be required, by physical attendance, to produce documentary proof of a negative test result recorded within the preceding 72 hours based on an antigen or PCR test for covid-19..* 

As regards the country's remaining educational institutions, the following restrictions will continue to apply until 5 April 2021.

  • A change to digital education without physical attendance at higher education institutions.
  • 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. Moreover, it is a requirement that all students at higher education institutions must wear a mask or face shield when moving around within the educational institution..
  • 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.
  • The social distance recommendation in higher education are 2 metres.
  • Recommendation to cancel events the purpose of which is primarily social;
  • Entry restrictions tightened including
    • it will still be possible to enter the country for International students residing in Denmark
    • Being a student is not in itself considered a worthy purpose for entry.

* 1 March the formulation was changes. Before the formulation was "However, in connection with this geographically local reopening, all staff and students will be required to be tested twice a week in connection with physical attendance."


For further information:

Questions from higher education institutions can be sent to info-covid-19@ufm.dk

Press enquiries to the press line of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science: +45 7231 8181

Students should approach their educational institution for further information, and if they have any questions.

last modified Mar 02, 2021