Daycare and school

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting daycare programmes and schools.

Last updated 02 March 2021

Grades 0 through 10

At school pupils can attend classroom teaching and have breaks as normal. The same applies to after school care programmes and clubs.

The authorities no longer encourage pupils to get tested every week and testing is no longer offered to students at the schools.


Nurseries, kindergartens and other childcare programmes are open as usual.

If your child shows symptoms

Both children and adults must stay at home if they have symptoms of COVID-19. Find out more at the Danish Health Authority webpages: Hvis du får symptomer på COVID-19 and Særligt om børn og COVID-19 (both in Danish).

If you have any questions, you can contact the joint corona hotline: Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed (in Danish).

If your child has had contact with an infected person

If you, or your child, have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, this guide may be useful to you:

Guide for close contacts

Infection and infection prevention

Do you clean more thoroughly?

Yes. 25 percent more time has been allocated to cleaning in order to uphold The Danish Health Authority’s guidelines.

Extra attention is given to hand washing, cleaning and wiping off toys and surfaces, as well as to thorough ventilation.

Can my child show up with a runny nose?

It will always be an individual assessment of whether the child can show up or not. The child may show up to school or their institution once the child is well and able to participate in the day’s activities with the other children.

You can read more about the symptoms of COVID-19 in the onepager issued by the Danish Health Authority: Does your child have symptoms of COVID-19? (in Danish).

Can children in at-risk groups show up?

If your child is at higher risk of getting seriously ill and you do not feel safe sending your child to school or daycare, you should contact your doctor.

Read more about people at higher risk (in Danish).


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