COVID-19 lockdown

Get a quick overview of applicable measures and restrictions introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

National measures apply until the end of 5 April 2021. The maximum number of people who can gather continues to be five people, with the exception of outdoors certain organised sports activities where 25 people can gather. On the island of Bornholm, 10 people can gather.

Stores with a size of no more than 5000 m2 - that are not located in a shopping centre - can reopen as of 1 March 2021 with a stricter requirement to ensure minimum distance between customers.

Outdoor cultural institutions such as zoological gardens can reopen with the precondition that visitors can document a negative COVID-19-test no older than 72 hours.

Northern and Western Jutland, as well as the island of Bornholm, have low enough infection rates to accommodate further reopening of schools. In addition, on Bornholm, there will be a reopening of liberal professions and the number of people who can gather will be raised to ten.

Get a quick overview of all applicable measures and restrictions introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 here.

Overview of national COVID-19 measures

The prevalence of the more transmissible B.1.1.7 strain is increasing in Denmark. The Task Force, including the health authorities, finds that there is a considerable risk that the number of infections with this virus strain will escalate. To maintain control of the epidemic, a wide range of measures have been introduced. All measures apply until the end of 5 April 2021.

The youngest pupils have returned to school, with the exception of a few municipalities with high infection rates. This includes pupils in primary schools from 0 – 4th grade and also applies to after-school care facilities. In Northern and Western Jutland, as of 1 March 2021, graduating classes in primary schools, secondary schools and adult education programmes can return with a 50 percent turnout. On the island of Bornholm, all classes can return to school.

Outdoor cultural institutions such as zoological gardens can reopen with the precondition that visitors can document a negative COVID-19-test no older than 72 hours.

The recommendation for the maximum number of people who can gather in private homes and meet in social bubbles is five. Citizens are generally advised to meet with as few people as possible. The recommended minimum distance continues to be at least two metres as a precautionary measure.

Stores, such as DIY stores and interior design shops, with a size of no more than 5000 m2 - that are not located in a shopping centre - can reopen as of 1 March 2021 with a stricter requirement to ensure minimum distance between customers. Stores above 5000 m2 can open for a limited number of customers with a pre-booking. Shopping centres, shopping arcades and bazaars must continue to stay closed. The same applies to liberal professions who are not able to maintain the distance required to prevent infections, such as hairdressers, massage therapists, tattooists and driving schools. On the island of Bornholm, liberal professions who are not able to maintain distance can reopen with the requirement to wear face mask and present a negative COVID-19-test no older than 72 hours.

Further measures applicable until the end of 5 April 2021 include, but are not limited to, a ban on on-site consumption of food and drinks at restaurants etc. and the requirement that indoor cultural and sports facilities must stay closed. Further, citizens are still encouraged to work from home.

Restaurants can still sell takeaway food. Shops handing out parcels are still allowed to do so if the goods have been pre-ordered. During the entire lock-down period, grocery shops/supermarkets, pharmacies and specialist shops selling medical equipment can stay open.

In addition there is a requirement to use personal protective equipment in certain areas, among others public transport and supermarkets.