Service providers having close in-person contact with clients

Questions and answers for service providers having close physical contact with clients and customers, such as hairdressers.

Extended COVID-19 measures

 All national measures have been extended until the end of 5 April 2021.

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Questions and answers

Questions and answers for service providers having close physical contact with clients and customers, such as hairdressers. Updated: 10 February 2021.

Liberal professions[ANJ1]  whose services involve close physical contact between the service provider and the client must keep their premises closed. This means that the following shops/premises (among others) must stay closed[ANJ2] :

  • Tattooists, body piercers, spa clinics, body lounges, beauty parlours and massage parlours
  • Hairdressing saloons (the premises where services are provided). Accordingly, hairdressers are not prohibited from trimming their clients' hair at each individual client's private home
  • Other premises at which clients are offered services involving close physical contact between the service provider and the client
  • Tanning studios

Moreover, driving schools must stay closed. However, special rules apply to driving schools (see below).

The rules do not apply to public and private hospitals and clinics nor to private clinics and shops at which healthcare is carried out, see section 5 of the Danish Healthcare Act, provided that they are run by or employ authorised healthcare professionals. This is the reason why they can stay open.

Authorised healthcare professionals are persons listed in the Authorisation Register within one of the following categories:

  • Nurse
  • Social and healthcare assistant
  • Medical doctor
  • Dentist
  • Paramedic
  • Prosthetist and orthotist
  • Prescribing pharmacist
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Chiropodist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Midwife
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical dietician
  • Clinical dental technician
  • Osteopath (including any non-authorised osteopath practising under the transition scheme)
  • Optician and optometrist
  • Radiographer
  • Dental hygienist

Driving schools must normally stay closed. This also applies to theory training and driving lessons.

Professional driving instructors cannot give driving lessons in motor vehicles and theory training classes at driving school premises at their disposal.

However, the ban does not apply to lessons taken to be able to contribute directly to the commercial transportation of goods or persons, or to contribute to the maintenance of efficient emergency services. It is still possible to give such lessons.