Information for associations regarding the use of sports facilities during Corona

Rules and guidelines in the City of Copenhagen concerning what and how things are open.

Last updated May 26th at 11:25

Responsibility and guidelines

Remember that it is always the association’s own responsibility to make sure that the corona restrictions are adhered to when conducting activities.

Please also remember that all trainers and instructors must know the current rules.

The guidlines for associations are continously updated on the Ministry of Culture's website (in Danish) - click on 'Idræt, foreningsliv og idræts- og fritidsfaciliteter'.

Outdoor facilities

All outdoor activities can be carried out. 

Outdoor assembly ban

  • The outdoour assembly ban is 100 people.
  • Everyone who is present is included in this number - e.g. particpants, coaches, replacements, judges, spectators and accompanying parents.

Restrooms, changing rooms, etc.

  • Only one person is allowed per 4 m2 floor area. If the floor area is less than 4 m2, one person is allowed to be present. (the floor area is measured from wall to wall no matter the contents etc.).
  • We encourage everyone to change and bath at home.
  • Furthermore, the guidelines for indoor facilties is applicable here. See below. 

Indoor facilities

All indoor activities can be carried out.

Indoor assembly ban

  • The indoor assembly ban is 50 people.
  • Everyone who is present is included in this number - e.g. particpants, coaches, replacements, judges, spectators and accompanying parents.
  • At general assemblies one can take advantage of a room's entire capacity - one person per 2 m2 floor area - as long as no more than 500 people are present.

Corona pass

  • At regular indoor association activities all participants, spectators, etc., over the age of 18 must have a valid corona pass. 
  • At general assemblies with more than 50 participants, everyone over the age of 15 must have a valid corona pass.
  • Read more about the corona pass below. 

Area requirement

  • During activities where participants are sitting down, only one person is allowed per 2 m2 floor area - and the distance between each sitting particpant must be at least 1 meter.
  • During activities where participants are singing, only one person is allowed per 4 m2 floor area - and the distance between each participant must be at least 2 meters.
  • At other activities - including sports - only one person is allowed per 4m2 floor area.
  • If the floor space is less than 4 m2 then only one person is allowed.
  • The floor space is measured from wall to wall no matter the inventory.

Before and after activities

  • Do not show up before your time starts.
  • Sanitize equipment and contact surfaces before use.
  • Sanitize equipment and contact surfaces after use, and leave the place no later than 5 minutes before your time runs out.

Wipes, hand sanitizer and face masks

  • There will be wipes available at the facilities.
  • Hand sanitizer must be brought by the association and/or the participants themselves.
  • There is not face mask or visor requirement during the activities. But before, after, and in between the activity people over the age of 12 must wear a face mask or a visor when not sitting down.

Restrooms, changing rooms, etc.

  • Only one person is allowed per 4 m2 floor area. If the floor area is less than 4 m2, one person is allowed to be present. (the floor area is measured from wall to wall no matter the contents etc.).
  • We encourage everyone to change and bath at home.

General reservations

  • Some rooms at schools are currently being used as test facilties and may therefore be partially or completely closed to assocations. 
  • Since the indoor facilities have been closed to associations for a longer period of time, and since the guidelines for the reopening came very late, it is not certain that everything is in place on the first day.

Division of facilities

  • If a facility is clearly divided in areas with at least 2 meters between them then the assembly ban applies to each area.
  • A trainer is only allowed to have the responsibility for the activity in one of the areas.
  • An adult must be present during activities for children for each group of up to 25.

Corona pass

A corona pass is documentation of the following:

  • Vaccination
  • Negative test
  • Previous infection

Remember ID

  • Publicly issued IDs (so that the name on the corona pass can be controlled)

The control of the corona pass and ID will be performed by personnel or other people tied to the locality at the first natural point of contact after arriving.

Read more about the corona pas the Danish authorities’ corona website (in Danish).

Handling corona infection in the individual association

At DGI and DIF you can get advised on how to handle a member getting infected with COVID-19.

Further information

Get posters with good advice

Download and print posters that remind us, that corona is still here, and that the good advice still applies.
They are located at the bottom of this page as pdf-files ready for download.

Contact persons in the Culture and Leisure Administration

Kultur Ø (Culture Ø): Alexander Lehmann, IR4E@kk.dk

Kultur S (Culture S): Thomas Bøgh, FF5B@kk.dk

Kultur V (Culture V): Mikkel Simonsen, AL2G@kk.dk

Kultur N (Culture N): Besar Rakipi, rakipi@kk.dk

Grøndal MultiCenter: Nete Kruuse Mikkelsen, J06P@kk.dk

The assembly ban does not apply to professional sports.

  • The assembly bans do not apply to professional sports.
  • Indoor sport facilities may be used by professional athletes. 

Professional sports include the following:

  • The DIF associations senior nation teams (seniorlandshold)
  • Participants at senior VM, EM, OL or World Cup
  • Athletes tied to Team Danmark
  • Athletes who are on a OL/PL bruttolist
  • Soccer: Men's three upper ranks, and the two upper ranks for women’s soccer
  • Handball: the two upper ranks for both men and women
  • Other DIF recognized sports: the highest rank or the highest competeing rank

The Culture and Leisure Association is coordinating the elite activities and will let the different associations know which facilities may be used. If there is any doubt whether an acitivity is included in the above description, you may contact special consultant Jeppe Haugaard at jh@teamcopenhagen.dk

Audiences are not allowed at elite sporting events.

Shutdowns of different parishes

  • If the COVID-19 infection is too high in a certain parish, a local shutdown of the parish will take place. Amongst other things this means that all rooms where association activities are practiced will be closed. This applies to both public, private and self-owned localities.
  • Associations will also be encouraged to cancel outdoor activities in the parish.
  • The associations impacted by this will be notified.
  • The City of Copenhagen will continuously inform about the reopening and shutdown on the website Sogne-nedlukning (in Danish).

Fees cancelled so long as there are COVID-19 restrictions

As long as there are restrictions to the use of facilities, no fee will be collected for the use of them.

Grants

The Culture and Leisure Administration has decided that evening schools and associations will not loose their grants (up to and including June 2021) on account of a lack of activity due to the adherence of the government’s recommendations on how to handle the spread of infection of COVID-19. This means that evening schools and associations can keep the original grant level no matter the decline in activities. It is a requirement that if compensation is achieved for loss by the national aid packages for individual budget posts, then grants cannot be used for what has already been compensated.

Apply for the City of Copenhagen for aid for corona-initiatives in the voluntary public information associations.

After a long period with Corona restrictions it is now possible to perform more and more events. Because of this Borgerrepræsentationen with Overførelssagen 2021 allocated 4,5 million kroners to restart the association life as things slowly open up after the Corona-restrictions.

One can apply for aid for:

  • Special facilities and/or equipment, which increases the associations potential for carrying out activities in relation to a complete or partial shutdown of facilities or precautionary rules against the spread of Corona.
  • Recruitment activities targeting children and youths.
  • Startup events (e.g. trips – only within Denmark). Events must be in line with the association’s purpose and must support the association’s startup.
  • Expenses for:
    • Trainers.
    • Volunteers.
    • Education (support is not offered for expenses that can be covered by the leadership training pool).
  • E.g. events that are aiming at keeping volunteer leaders and trainers. The expenses must not be included in the association’s regular expenses and must support the associations startup. The association’s latest budget approved by the general assembly must be submitted alongside the project’s budget.

Aid amount

A project can be supported with 5.000-250.000 kroners. However, an association can apply for aid for different projects. If you apply for different projects, it must be possible to separate the projects and the project economy.

Who can apply?

Only approved voluntary public informative associations may apply.

Criteria

During the assessment process the following will especially be emphasized:

  • That the aid is targeted at children and youths under the age of 25.
  • The target group’s size.
  • That the expenses are not included in the association’s regular expenses and is due to Corona.
  • That the activities (where new activities are concerned) can be implemented in the association’s regular operation when the project ends.

Repayment

Once the project has ended, you must fill out and submit a repayment form and budget. You must save all the documentation for your expenses, but only submit this if the Culture and Leisure Administrations requests it.

Application form

The application form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Deadline for application

The application form must be filled out and submitted to buudvikling@kff.kk.dk on Friday June 4th at 12 o’clock at the latest.

Aid packages and compensation scheme for culture and sports

Parliament has negotiated a new deal for the culture and leisure life.

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