Response to Covid-19 during the school year 2020-2021
In Denmark, the school year 2020-2021 started on 10 August 2020 for most educational levels but all educational levels were reopened after the COVID-19 lockdown last school year on 27 May.
For both children and adults, several guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 still apply. These include hygiene measures, social distancing in certain contexts and consistent handling of persons with symptoms.
The guidelines, published on 19 June 2020, have entered into force on 1 August 2020. New recommendations regarding the use of face masks in public transport have also entered into force by August 22nd.
The guidelines have been prepared in collaboration between the Ministry of Children and Education and the National Board of Health - and with the involvement of all affected stakeholders. The close and successful collaboration between the educational and the health sector and the Ministry will continue. Status update meetings with all affected stakeholders on an administrative level are also organised regularly.
More information can be found on the guidelines for daycare, for primary and lower secondary schools as well as youth and adult education, and for after-school centres, independent vocational schools and boarding schools at independent and private schools.
Response to Covid-19 during the school year 2019-2020
In Denmark, a hotline service and a public portal with an additional FaQ section, provided information to schools on a daily basis. On the homepage, the institutions were urged to check the website regularly. The ministry published online guidelines for school leaders, teachers and parents that contain instructions on how to create online classrooms and keep hygiene and a safe social distance in school openings.
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