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Daycare and school

Read about how the situation is affecting daycare and schools in the City of Copenhagen.

Updated 14th September at 09:30

Copenhagen has experienced a rise in the number of people infected with COVID-19, especially amongst young people. The rise in the number of infected will not result in new rules for schools and daycare institutions in Copenhagen. However, large gatherings may be cancelled. Parents and children will be directly notified by their school or institution.

A continued focus on hygiene, extra cleaning and a safe day-to-day

Schools and daycare institutions must adhere to various requirements in order to minimize the risk of infection. There is a big focus on cleaning and hygiene. Furthermore, there might be further precautions, which will be followed at the individual institution and school in order to minimize the risk of infection.

Parents and children will get notified by the school or daycare institution if there are special circumstances in place there. If you have questions concerning this, please contact your school or institution directly.

Infection and testing

We still need to take extra good care of each other. Both children and adults must stay home and contact their doctor, if they experience symptoms of COVID-19. Read more at the Danish Health Authority.

If a child has been infected with COVID-19, it is important to inform the school or the daycare institution, and child must be kept at home. The school principal or the leader of the daycare institution will together with the municipality’s health care team determine, which children and personnel have been in close contact with the infected. Parents to the so-called “close contacts” will be directly notified about isolation, testing and information on when the child can return.

The close contacts must be tested for COVID-19. It is the parents' responsibility to schedule a test. When the answer is negative – and therefore show no sign of COVID-19, one may return to school or daycare. Children under 12 years may choose 7 days of isolation instead of testing.

Read more at the Danish Health Authority.

Travel guide

If one is travelling abroad, it is important to follow the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel guides. The guides are updated continually and divides countries into yellow for open countries and orange for quarantine countries.

Children, who have been travelling to a yellow country, may return to daycare or school as usual.

However, if your child has travelled to a country, which is orange due to many infected, your child must be tested or stay home for 14 days after getting home. Please be aware, that a home stay or travel abroad will be registered as absence from school unless one has special reasons for travelling.

Find more precise rules at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (in Danish) or at the police’s website if you are travelling.

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