Daycare and school

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

Updated June 11th 2021 at 14:37

Day offers

Nurseries, kindergartens and daycares are open as normally with an extra focus on hygiene, distance and minimizing infection.

Parents and visitors must wear a face mask or a visor indoors. However, in relation to enrollment or transitions e.g. to kindergarten, it might be necessary to take off one’s face mask if it makes the child feel unsafe.

It is no longer possible to register a temporary leave of absence if you are keeping your child at home from nursery, daycare or kindergarten, and in that way obtain payment freedom. The leave of absence ran until March 26th 2021 and the last chance for registering a leave of absence was Wednesday March 17th.

Grades 0-10

Students in grades 0-10 are back in school and after school offers. The students are in their normal classes during recess, lunch breaks and teaching, and as far as possible they will be with the same adults who are a part of the students day-to-day at school.

Students and parents will be informed continuously about the teaching happening at the school via AULA. Even though all students are back, the teaching continues to be emergency teaching and it is therefore not a guarantee that the students will be taught the full curriculum.

Infection and close contacts

We still need to take extra good care of each other. Both children and adults must stay home 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.

In case of infection at an institution or school the parents to the so-called “close contacts” will be directly notified by their local leader. Close contacts must be tested for twice for COVID-19 and stay at home until they have gotten a negative test answer on both tests. The tests must be taken 4 and 6 days after the last contact with the infected. Children under 13 years may choose 7 days of isolation instead of testing. Read more at the Danish Health Authority.

Possibility of applying for unemployment benefits

If your child has been sent home from school or daycare due to the Corona virus, either as a close contact or as the infected, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits while you take care of your child. You can read more about this possibility at (in Danish).

Travel guide

Follow the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel guides if you or your family will be traveling. The guides will be updated continuously and divide countries and regions in green, yellow, orange and red. The colors have an influence on whether you upon entry need to get tested and go into isolation.

Read information in English about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice in relation to coronavirus/ COVID-19 on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website

Children and youths up to and including 14 years of age, are excempt from the test and isolation requirement, if you have travelled to countries that result in a requirement for testing and isolation. However, they are encouraged to get tested and stay at home, the same as everyone else. 

Please notice that it may be counted as illegal absence if your child is at home after a foreign trip.

Read more here:

Mandatory testing and 10-day isolation for persons entering Denmark (

Grundskolen | Børne– og Undervisningsministeriet ( (in Danish)