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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 the 27th October at 09:45

Due to the rising number of infected people – the restrictions have been tightened. It is important that these restrictions are upheld so that the association life can avoid a full lockdown like we had in the spring.

It is the individual association, which is responsible for the restrictions, such as assembly ban and age limits, are upheld. The restrictions apply for all activities where one is not sitting down.

Face mask requirement

From October 29th face masks will have to be worn indoors before and after the activity. However, the requirement does not apply for staff members at the sports facilities when they are in areas with public access.

The face mask requirement is new, but we still have to adhere to the current guidelines:

  • Good handhygeine 
  • Cleaning of contact surfaces
  • Adhering to the distance requirement 
  • If the distance requirement cannot be upheld, then activities will have to be planned accordingly.

Only by adhering to this, will it be possible to get back to a complete reopening.

New rules concerning the assembly ban

The health authorities have introduced the following restriction:

  • The assembly ban of 50 people will be lowered to 10 people.

The assembly ban for sports activities are set for 10 people. This applies both indoors and outdoors.

Exempt for this is sports activities for children and youth where EVERY participant is below the age of 21. Here the assembly ban of 50 people will continue to apply. The assembly ban of 50 people is including trainers, who are necessary for the conducting the activity – even if this person is over the age of 21.

Large groups, e.g. of parents, are not allowed on the sidelines unless they are sitting down and facing the field.

For everyone else the assembly ban of 10 people applies. This means, that every team where at least one participant is over the age of 21 or older, only 10 people will be allowed to train together, including trainers. Matches, competitions and tournaments with more than 10 participants are not allowed if at least one person is over the age of 21.

The requirement of 4m2 per person still applies. And so does the possibility of splitting up activity in smaller areas, if these areas are clearly separated, and if participants – including trainers – keep to their own area.

This means, that a maximum of 10 people are allowed per zone division when larger areas are split up.

The lowering of the assembly ban might result in extra challenges when conducting larger conventions and tournaments. We encourage you to plan your conventions and tournaments in accordance to the new guidelines. Furthermore, we ask that you pay special attention to the waiting periods between matches, so the same team/players use the same waiting areas between matches. Also please ask that as many of your members as possible show up already dressed up, in order to avoid queues at the changing rooms.  

Fees for the use of facilities continues to be cancelled

No fees will be charged for the use of the municipality’s facilities leading up to November 22nd, since it is not possible to make full use of them.

If you need to discuss with someone, how best to conduct your activities in a specific facility, you may contact Jakob Stenspil Olsen,, who will put you in contact with the relevant person.

Payment sports and public guests at swimming pools

It will still be possible to play payments sports – however the assembly ban also applies here. When booking facilities, one will be notified of this.

At the swimming pools it is the staff who will make sure that the assembly ban is upheld.

The guidelines for the facilities are as follows:

  • All rooms will be equipped with information on the max. number of participants including audience.
  • Some rooms can be divided into section to accommodate more activities, however never more that 1 person per 4 square meters.
  • The changing rooms and bathing facilities can be used, if the team/association make sure to clean contact surfaces after use.
  • There will be limit to the number of people allowed into the changing rooms and bathing facilities.
  • We encourage people to change at home.
  • You are allowed to be in the foyer, but we gnerally do encourage people to limit their time at the facilities as much as possible.
  • At the schools' facilities extra care and attention should be observed, whilst there are still students at the school.

The following applies for cleaning:

  • There must be a thorough cleaning every day, with special attention paid to areas of contact.
  • There will be spray (wipes) available at every facility
  • Associations/organizers must clean equipment and areas of contact before and after each use.
  • The cleaning must be done with 5 minutes before one’s time is up.
  • With sporting that is paid for, the payer/organizer must conduct the activity so that it is in accordance with the abovementioned guidelines.
  • Grøndal MultiCenter, Nørrebrohallen, Svanemøllehallen and Prismen are open to payment sports.

The following applies for indoor swimming pools and lidos:

  • Personal washing and hygiene must be undertaken before use.

500 spectators at matches

It continues to be possible to have 500 sitting spectators at matches if the m2-requirement can be upheld. This applies to superliga games as well.

Professional sports where the assembly ban does not apply

The assembly ban does not apply to professional sports.

For men’s soccer this applies to the two upper ranks. For women’s soccer the highest rank.

For handball this applies to the highest rank for both men and women.

For ice hockey and badminton this also applies to the highest rank.

The ban does also not apply for athletes practicing at a high international level, who predominantly live off of income derived from their sport or who is a part of Team Denmark’s athlete groups or are figures in a OL/PL-group. This means that all national teams and the best national league in DIF-sports is exempt from the assembly ban.

Guidelines for special associations

The individual special associations have made their own guidelines, which will be good to know, and must be used when planning activities. Here are links for the guidelines from DGI, DIF and DBU:

DIF: link to guidelines for DIF

DGI: link one to guidelines for DGI 

DGI: link two to guidelines for DGI

DBU: link to guidelines for DBU

The culture houses are open

You can use meeting rooms and workshops in every culture house. To the extend this is possible, the different culture houses will also open for other activities. Because the culture houses are so different in terms of facilities and possibilities, you will have to check the culture houses’ own websites for information concerning which activities are open. The culture houses are of course following the guidelines set forth by the authorities so everyone can feel safe and secure. This means that there at first will only be free access to the café in the individual culture houses. All other activity in the culture houses requires a reservation or other agreement with the house’s personnel.

The Ministry of Culture has issued guidelines for cultural institutions as well as events being held in sports facilities, where food and drink are served or where there is a bar or a café. Rooms where food and drink are served (where there is a face mask requirement and where the room must close at 10pm) will be distinguished from rooms where the primary purpose is to conduct cultural activities or association activities (where activities may continue past 10pm – however without the serving of food and drink). See more at The Ministry of Culture’s website.

Contact persons in the boroughs:

Kultur Ø (Culture Ø): Alexander Lehmann,

Kultur S (Culture S): Thomas Bøgh,

Kultur V (Culture V): Mikkel Simonsen,

Kultur N (Culture N): Besar Rakipi,

Grøndal MultiCenter: Nete Kruuse Mikkelsen,