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The period with the extended COVID-19 restrictions are further prolonged in the whole country

The extended COVID-19 restrictions are prolonged in the whole country. The restrictions are extended up to and including 7 February 2021.

Jan 13, 2021

Higher education institutions throughout the country are still covered by the following directives:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extension of the social distance recommendation in higher education from 1 to 2 metres

  • Entry restictions tightened including:
    • it will still be possible to enter the country for International students residing in Denmark
    • International students who do not reside in Denmark may enter Denmark if they can show that they have a worthy purpose (for example, that they have a job in Denmark).  Do note that special rules concerning worthy purposes apply to travellers from the UK and South Africa.
    • Being a student is not in itself considered a worthy purpose for entry.
    • The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry has been tightened to no more than 24 hours before entry.

National restrictions

When the extended restrictions cease to apply and until 28 February 2021, a number of other national restrictions will apply to higher education institutions:

  • 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.

For further information:

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

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

last modified Jan 13, 2021