08.12.2021 – New restrictions - pupils are sent home, nightlife and venues must close down, and more

Wednesday evening there was a press conference with, among others, the prime minister. Here it was announced that there would be implemented various restrictions, with some of them starting from Friday the 10th of December, since this was agreed upon in the parliament's epidemic commitée.


  1. Elementary school pupils will be sent home from the 15th of December until the 4th of January, both days included. Efterskole pupils will be sent home from the 19th of December until the 7th of January, both days included.

  2. Night clubs have to close, and the same must venues with more than 50 standing spectators.

  3. Restaurants and bars must close between midnight and 05 in the morning, and customers must now also wear facemasks inside restaurants and bars when not sitting down.

  4. The corona passport will be changed, so a vaccination injection will only be valid for 7 months, instead of the current 12 months.

  5. Strong encouragements to get vaccinated (both for children and adults), cancel Christmas activities, as well as to work from home whenever possible, in both the public and private sectors.

  6. There will be compensation schemes in place for companies that are directly and indirectly affected, both in terms of loss of revenue, starting at a 30 % decrease, and for the nightclubs and similar, full compensation for fixed expenditures, as well as reimbursement of lost income for venues, as well as for events indoor with more than 350 people. Salary compensation schemes are going to be negotiated soon. These schemes will be in effect retrospectively, starting from the 1st of December.

Don't forget to read the full details below the picture for more information about the new restrictions!

More restrictions are on the way / Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Full list of the new restrictions, including the time span where they are in effect:

From the 10th of December until the 7th of January

  • A shutdown of nightlife and nightclubs.

  • Restaurants and bars must stay closed between 00 and 05.

  • Alcohol is not permitted to be sold after midnight.

  • Ban against concerts with more than 50 standing spectators indoor - it will however be possible to combine those 50 with a "number of sitting guests".

  • Mandatory use of face masks for all non-sitting guests at restaurants etc. Employees with a valid corona passport are exempt.

From the 15th of December until, and including, the 4th of January

  • Pupils in the elementary and private schools will be sent home with home teaching.

From the 19th of December until, and including, the 7th of January

  • Efterskole-pupils will be sent home with home teaching.

From medio January

  • The period where the Corona passport is available with a vaccine injection is shorted from 12 months to 7 months.

Strong encouragements

  • Cancel Christmas lunches

  • Work from home to the extent possible

  • Get vaccinated. Children between 5 and 12 can also get vaccinated, and the extra days home are intended to not only break the current infection chains, but also to get children vaccinated.

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