January 31, Archived Alert Related to COVID-19 (Restrictions Removed)

January 31

As of February 1, Denmark has removed the categorization of COVID-19 as a disease dangerous to society. As a result, all COVID-19 restrictions will expire overnight on January 31. As of February 1, all restrictions including the Coronapas, mask-wearing, and early closings for bars and restaurants are no longer in effect.

DIS follows local health regulations and public health guidance. This means that DIS students no longer need to maintain a valid Coronapas or wear masks at DIS. However, the following requirements remain, and the lack of other restrictions make these even more important for the DIS community:

  • Stay home when sick! Receive a test and follow isolation rules if you test positive.
  • Follow testing /isolation recommendations if identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 (listed in the January 25th update below). The Danish government is no longer facilitating close and other contract tracing and, as a result, DIS will rely on students to identify and communicate with their close and other contacts.
  • The authorities still recommend regular testing, especially when interacting with many people outside your family/household. As a result, the DIS surveillance testing program continues to require at least twice weekly testing for all students. We see that wait times at testing centers can sometimes be long, so our students are encouraged to allow ample time for testing and follow wait times online to try to avoid the most crowded testing times. Self-tests remain at the Student Hub in limited number.
  • Danish border restrictions vary for entry from outside the country. Please be sure you understand these as well as any requirements for the countries you plan to visit.
  • The recommendation to be vaccinated and boosted when eligible is still emphasized. Vaccinated people are far less likely to be seriously ill due to COVID-19.

Please continue to do what you can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the DIS community by taking your personal responsibility seriously.

More information about the decision to remove COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the Coronasmitte site (in Danish, use Google translate or similar) and in The Local DK article.