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24.02.2021 - A partial reopening can begin on Monday, depending on where you live.

Today there was a press conference led by the Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen (S), regarding the first easings of the current restrictions.


The decisions regarding what can open, and what can't, is based on a report that was published Monday evening by a panel of experts. The government has then "negotiated" (not really) the content with the other political parties in the parliament.


This "phase" of reopening will be different depending on where you live, with the most easings taking place on Bornholm. See below the picture for a more comprehensive list of the easings of restrictions in various parts of the country.


Bullets:

  1. Stores up to 5.000 square meters selling speciality goods such as shoes, clothes, books etc., can reopen with temporarily tightened demands on square meters per customer, meaning there will be fewer customers in the stores. This reopening will not happen to such stores that are located inside shopping centres, which still have to stay closed.

  2. Outdoor cultural institutions such as amusement parks and zoos can open by demanding customers to be able to present a negative test that is no more than 72 hours old.

  3. Outdoor organized sports and association activities can be held if respecting an increased assembly limit of 25 people specifically for organised sport.

  4. In Northern and Western Jutland, as well as Bornholm, will there be further easings of restrictions. To see the details of these, see the section below.

  5. Hairdressers, fitness centres, clinics offering cosmetic treatments, massage parlours and other liberal businesses must stay closed (with the exception of Bornholm).

  6. Restaurants, bars, cafés, night clubs etc. must stay closed, with the possibility of selling take-away.

  7. All travel restrictions, including requirements of testing and quarantining, will be extended, with the exception of the particular strict rules for travellers from the UK. The strict rules for travellers from South Africa will still stay in effect.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) / Photo: Jens Dresling/Ritzau Scanpix

More details


Below is a list of the easings of restrictions that will take place in various part of the country from the 1st of March, if not otherwise mentioned.


Nationwide

  • Stores up to 5.000 square meters selling speciality goods such as shoes, clothes, books etc., can reopen with temporarily tightened demands on square meters per customer, meaning there will be fewer customers in the stores. This reopening will not happen to such stores that are located inside shopping centres, which still have to stay closed.

  • Speciality stores above 5.000 square meters can open if they can make sure people can book a specific timeslot to visit the store.

  • Outdoor cultural institutions such as amusement parks and zoos can open by demanding customers to be able to present a negative test that is no more than 72 hours old.

  • Outdoor organized sports and association activities can be held if respecting an increased assembly limit of 25 people.


Western and Northern Jutland

  • This area includes the following 19 municipalities: Vesthimmerland, Aalborg, Læsø, Jammerbugt, Thisted, Herning, Ikast-Brande, Frederikshavn, Rebild, Holstebro, Lemvig, Brønderslev, Morsø, Mariagerfjord, Hjørring, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Viborg, Struer and Skive

  • All graduating pupils in the elementary school, as well as graduating students in high school and other juvenile educations, can return every second week. It will be a demand that the students in high school etc. get tested twice a week. This will only be a strong encouragement for the pupils in the graduating classes in the elementary school.

  • Efterskoler can reopen with full attendance based on a model with special initiatives that aims at preventing the spread of infection. This model will be worked out by the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen).

  • IF the situation in other parts of the country develops in a satisfactory situation will a similar reopening for graduating pupils and students nationwide be possible on the 15th of March. Similarly, will a nationwide return for all other classes in the mentioned educations be expected to be possible after the Easter break on the 6th of April, if the situation is estimated to be satisfactory at that time.


Bornholm

  • All parts of the elementary school, including efterskole and afterschool-activities, can be reopened.

  • All other educational institutions including juvenile and adult educations, higher educations and similar can be reopened.

  • Liberal businesses such as hairdressers, massage parlours and tattoo parlours can reopen with a requirement of the use of face masks.

  • The assembly limited will be raised from 5 to 10 people.

  • Everybody on Bornholm is recommended to get tested once a week, teachers and students on juvenile and adult educations twice a week.

  • There will be a requirement of showing a negative test that is not older than 72 hours in order to travel to Bornholm by ferry or plane.

  • Customers in liberal businesses must be able to show a negative test or a completed vaccination program.

  • Sewer waste will be monitored for covid-19 when this becomes a possibility.


Restrictions that are still in place until the 5th of April

  • Assembly limit of 5 people (with the exception of organized sport and Bornholm).

  • Hairdressers, fitness centres, clinics offering cosmetic treatments, massage parlours and other liberal businesses must stay closed (with the exception of Bornholm).

  • Pupils in 5th-10th grade, as well as students in juvenile and higher educations, is still sent home and will receive remote teaching (with the exception of Bornholm).

  • Shopping centres must stay closed. Stores above 5.000 square meters must have a limited amount of customers.

  • All indoor sport- and cultural institutions are closed. This includes sports arenas, swimming pools, fitness centres, theatres and cinemas.

  • Restaurants, bars, cafés, night clubs etc. must stay closed, with the possibility of selling take-away.

  • All travel restrictions, including requirements of testing and quarantining, will be extended, with the exception of the particular strict rules for travellers from the UK. The strict rules for travellers from South Africa will still stay in effect.

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