February 24, 2021
Danish authorities announced a few steps toward a gradual reopening.
The new changes include:
- Most shops will open again in Copenhagen on March 1 with a limit on the number of customers inside at a time. Large shops, those in shopping malls, hairdressers, etc. will remain closed.
- Gathering limits are increased to 25 but only for officially organized outdoor sports and association activities. Informal social gatherings remain limited to 5 people.
- Reopening in March of outdoor cultural institutions, including Tivoli and the zoo, with a recent negative COVID-19 test. Please check websites for the institution as actual opening dates will vary.
- Some high school students will be returning to in-person classes in some regions, not including Copenhagen for now. Higher education (and DIS) will continue with remote learning.
The other existing restrictions, including the 2 meter social distance requirement, masking, limits on social gatherings and distance learning requirements, remain and continue to be motivated by the new (more contagious and less predictable) variants. The government has indicated a hope to further relax restrictions in early April as case numbers allow.
- The Local article outlines the eased restrictions
- This DR article outlines the changes (in Danish; please use Google Chrome or other translation tool)
- COVID-19 statistics from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention