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New rules for self-isolation

The Danish Ministry of Health has announced new rules for when you can stop your self-isolation. This page is being updated.

Read more here (in danish).

Recommendations for testing children and young people

Learn more about recommendations for testing of close contacts as well as the advice for weekly testing.

Our main measure for reducing the spread of infection among children is for close contacts to be tested, for everyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to stay at home, and for everyone to follow the Danish Health Authority’s general advice on infection prevention.

In order to break the chain of transmission as quickly as possible so that fewer people become infected, it is important that children from the first year of school onwards follow the advice for twice-weekly testing.

Read the Danish Health Authority’s general infection prevention recommendations (in danish).

Testing of close and other contacts and screening testing

  • You are no longer considered a close contact if another pupil is infected with COVID-19. In this situation, you are now considered ‘other’ contact. Read more about close contacts and other contacts here: Close contact
  • The Danish Health Authority recommends that children who are close contacts (e.g. others in the household, roommates in boarding schools or on school camps, overnight guests in a household where someone has tested positive) self-isolate and take a PCR test on days 4 and 6 after the last contact with the infected person. If there are PCR testing capacity challenges, a rapid antigen test can be taken on day 6 instead. Self-isolation can end after a negative test on day 4.
  • Close contacts who have been infected within the past 12 weeks are not required to be tested. Also, they are not required to self-isolate unless they are in continuous contact with the infected person.
  • The Danish Health Authority recommends that children who are other contacts (i.e. contacts of someone infected outside the home, e.g. in class) take a rapid test (or self test) immediately, and take another rapid test (or self test) on day 4 after the last contact with the infected person.
  • ‘Other’ contacts who have been infected within the past 12 weeks are exempt from testing, as are children under the age of 3. ‘Other’ contacts are not required to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms or test positive.
  • In order to monitor development of the virus and break the chains of infection in schools, health authorities consider screening testing to be important. Twice-weekly testing of children from the first year of school and upwards is therefore encouraged, including those who have been vaccinated or previously infected.
  • If it has been less than 12 weeks since your child tested positive for COVID-19, testing is not recommended, as even a healthy and infection-free child can still test positive in this period.

Read more about recommendations for screening testing (in danish)
COVID-19: Data and measures – The Danish Patient Safety Authority (in danish)

Find test centre

Use the map to find your nearest COVID-19 test centre.

To get a PCR test, you must make a booking via coronaprover.dk. Rapid tests can no longer be carried out at PCR test centres.

FAQs

Which test should I take? Who can take a free COVID-19 test? And should I be tested if I am fully vaccinated? You’ll find the most frequently asked questions about testing for COVID-19 in this guide:

Go to COVID-19 testing FAQs

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