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Questions and answers about the ban on events and gatherings of more than 10 people.

The ban on large gatherings of more than 10 people is prolonged to 13 December 2020.

Ban on events and gatherings with more than 10 participants

Yes. Events or other activities with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location are banned.

 

This ban applies to both indoor and outdoor gatherings, and it applies to both public and private events etc.

 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

A number of exemptions have been made:

The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens where 500 people are allowed to gather simultaneously. However, this exemption does not apply to courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes. Even though events at private homes and adjacent gardens are exempt from the ban on gatherings, the police strongly urge citizens to hold events, parties and celebrations at private homes for nobody else but close family members and friends, always to end parties by 10.00 pm at the latest and to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct as well as the advice of the Danish Health Authority set out in 'Private events, parties and celebrations during the period of COVID-19' (in Danish). See the advice of the Danish Health Authority at www.sst.dk.

The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location does not apply to premises, locations, events, activities etc. at which customers, visitors or participants are mainly seated at designated seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like. In those situations, the maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is also 500.

The ban does not apply to indoor burial and funeral services either, nor to the elements of burial and funeral services held indoors. However, in those situations, the maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is also 500. The ban does not apply to outdoor burial and funeral services either, nor to the elements of burial and funeral services held outdoors. In those situations, the maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is 50.

The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people does not extend to activities for socially vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 18, whether they are alone or with their families, when the activities are organised by public authorities, organisations, associations, businesses or cultural institutions. A maximum of 50 people can gather for such activities. This number includes the persons whose presence or involvement is a natural or essential element of the activities. (Publication is pending the drafting of an executive order)

Moreover, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people does not apply to sports and recreational activities without overnight accommodation for children and young people up to the age of 21, including any persons over the age of 21 who are responsible for the activity, if their presence is deemed necessary in order to hold the activity in a responsible manner. A maximum of 50 people can gather for such activities.

 

Moreover, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people does not apply to activities for socially vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 21, whether they are alone or with their families, when the activities are organised by public authorities, organisations, associations, businesses or cultural institutions. This applies both to activities with and without overnight accommodation. No more than 50 people are allowed simultaneously at the same location for these types of activities.

Further, the ban on gatherings does not apply to sports and recreational activities without overnight accommodation for children and young people up to the age of 21, if their presence is deemed necessary in order to hold the activity in a responsible manner. No more than 50 people are allowed simultaneously at the same location for these types of activities.

Yes. The ban on hosting and attending events etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location does not apply to the elements of burial and funeral services held outdoors. In those situations, the ban on gatherings of more than 50 people simultaneously at the same location still applies.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020. 
 

Due to the ban on gatherings, it is normally not allowed to host and attend indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 10 participants. However, this only applies if more than 10 people have gathered simultaneously at the same location.

One consequence is that it is possible to organise a race with more than 10 participants if the event is staggered so that 10 participants attending the race in the morning, and when they have gone home, they are replaced by the next 10 participants in the afternoon. It is possible for the same persons to attend both in the morning and in the afternoon as long as no more than 10 people have gathered simultaneously at the same location at any time. In those situations, there is no maximum number of participants for the entire event. What is essential is that no more than 10 people have gathered simultaneously at any time.

Therefore, it is also possible to organise competitions, shows etc. with more than 10 participants if the competition, show etc. is organised so that there is a considerable physical distance between participants, which means in practice that the participants will not gather simultaneously at the same location. Such events could be boat and sailing races or similar major events at sea at which participants go in small groups and usually have a considerable distance between the boats. Golf tournaments, orienteering games and similar events with large physical distance between the individual participants or between the various small groups of participants will therefore normally be allowed.

The physical distance between participants must be maintained throughout the entire event. Accordingly, events etc. with more than 10 participants will not be allowed if more than 10 people gather before or after the event, for example at the starting line or for the prize ceremony. However, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously if the vast majority of the people present are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like during the entire event. In any case, no more than 500 people can attend the entire event simultaneously.

Events etc. with more than 10 participants will not be allowed either in case the participants are spread out over a large physical area but still cross paths in connection with the event, for example a flea market at which stall are scattered over a large area, and people move around between the stalls, or an event in the nature of a music festival at which participants live in different sections, but gather for social activities, including in catering and bar areas.

Moreover, it is not sufficient for being exempt from the ban on gatherings that an event site is divided into sections by means of fences or the like. A festival with more than 10 participants gathered simultaneously at the same location does not become a lawful event merely by dividing the festival ground into sections by means of fences with no more than 10 people in each section. In such case, the persons attending the event are still at the same location.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

No. The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens to which only residents have access. However, no more than 500 people are allowed to gather simultaneously. 

Courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes are not exempt from the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. 

Even though the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens, citizens are strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations at private homes for nobody else but close family members and friends, always to end parties by 10.00 pm at the latest and to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct as well as the advice of the Danish Health Authority set out in 'Private events, parties and celebrations during the period of COVID-19' (in Danish). See the advice of the Danish Health Authority at www.sst.dk. 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020. 

 
Basically yes. However, despite the ban on gatherings, several people can go to a shop, a supermarket, an airport, a train station or the like and move around as usual.

The use of public transport (trains, busses, aeroplanes, ferries etc.) and ordinary physical presence at a workplace are not banned either.

The police have been authorised to interfere at public places if more than 10 people have gathered at the same location in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

This also applies even though it is not an event or the like. The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing.

In general, people are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

Yes. The police have been authorised to interfere at public places if more than 10 people have gathered at the same location in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing.


The police can order people to leave the place.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020. 

No. The rules do not apply to public and private hospitals and clinics nor to private clinics run by authorised healthcare professionals or at which authorised healthcare professionals are employed.

Yes. The police can issue a temporary ban on loitering at locations with public access if it is the assessment of the police that a ban must be issued to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the relevant location and a dispersal order is deemed insufficient to prevent the risk of infection. Such locations could be parks or playgrounds. 

A ban on loitering means that loitering at the location not allowed. However, people can still move around in the area if it is an ordinary activity at the relevant location, such as a walk.  

Any violation of the ban on loitering can be punished with a fine. 

A ban on loitering can be issued for a period of up to seven days and can subsequently be extended. Such ban must be displayed on signs and on the website of the police.

 
 
 
 

No. The ban on gatherings does not extend to political and other opinion-shaping gatherings.

However, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct. See also the leaflet of the Danish Health Authority with good advice on large public gatherings like demonstrations. The leaflet is available (in Danish) at sst.dk.

 

No. Police districts cannot give prior approval of events, activities etc., except for drive-in events requiring prior approval from the police.

Police districts can only advise Danish citizens that the police will enforce the rules of the Executive Order. Police districts can also advise Danish citizens to look at coronasmitte.dk for further information or to call one of the call centres.

 

No. No curfew has been imposed. However, the police can order people to leave a place if there are more than 10 people present and the police find that they have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

 

When exercising its discretionary right, the police must take into account the Danish Health Authority's general recommendations concerning the risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

No requirement of social distancing has been made in relation to political or other opinion-shaping gatherings, and accordingly it is not possible to dissolve such gatherings due to the risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. 

Political or other opinion-shaping gatherings are, however, urged to follow the health authorities' general recommendations to maintain social distancing and avoid physical contact with other people. Reference is also made to the advice given by the Danish Health Authority in the pamphlet entitled 'Large public gatherings like demonstrations' available (in Danish) at sst.dk

Conferences, general meetings etc. normally fall within the scope of the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people being present simultaneously at the same location. However, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously if participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, a rostrum or the like.

It is determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether the criterion 'mainly' is considered to have been met. In making such assessment, the vast majority of the people present must basically be seated during the entire event, except if they have to use the toilet, when they arrive at or leave their assigned seats and if they briefly go to a bar, a table etc. to collect food or drinks. This means that participants are allowed to leave their seats briefly to collect coffee, cake, food or drinks at a table and bring it back to their seats and eat and drink it there. Food and drinks can also be served by staff to participants at their seats. 
 
The requirement of an 'assigned seat' applies to the entire event and means that participants cannot leave their seats to go to adjacent premises (such as a restaurant) for lunch, even if they are normally seated at (new) assigned seats facing a stage or the like.

Yes. At a public playground, the police can issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered at the location in a way that is considered by the police to constitute a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

 

The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing. 

If a dispersal order is deemed insufficient, the police can also issue a temporary ban on loitering at the location.

 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

It is determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether market days, flea markets etc. are allowed. An essential element of such assessment is whether the market etc. is deemed to be a draw to the local community.

If, for example, the markets are recurring annual events or more seasonal markets like flea markets at which a wide, non-specified group of people are allowed to put up stalls, such markets would normally fall within the scope of the ban and are therefore not allowed if more than 10 people are present simultaneously at the same location. 

If, on the other hand, the market days or markets are held at weekly, monthly or other regular intervals and local traders, farmers etc. sell their produce/goods from separate stalls at a market or the like comparable to shops in a pedestrian street (in other words a fairly regular group), such activity is normally allowed. However, if there are other activities in addition to the stalls on market days, at marketplaces etc., such as music performances or other stage performances, the market falls within the scope of the ban.

The police can issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered at the location in a way that is considered by the police to constitute a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. 

If a dispersal order is deemed insufficient, the police can also issue a temporary ban on loitering at the location.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

The police urge people to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.
Christmas markets are seasonal markets typically with various stalls selling Christmas decorations, Christmas pastries and treats, Christmas trees, Christmas decorations and various Christmas delicacies etc. and often with stalls selling traditional Danish Christmas specialties such as glögg (hot spiced red wine) and æbleskiver (warm spherical cakes). Some Christmas markets also offer activities such as pony riding, horse carriage rides, cake baking, meetings with Santa etc. Christmas markets are held both outdoors, such as at squares and market places, and indoors, such as at manor houses, farms, castles, estates and convents.

Christmas markets are inherently recurring annual events with seasonal items and often constitute a natural meeting place and attraction in an area in the run-up to Christmas. It is determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether it is allowed to hold and attend Christmas markets. However, a Christmas market similar to those mentioned above is, basically, an event, activity or the like that falls within the scope of the ban on gatherings and, therefore, no more than 10 people are allowed to gather at the same time at a Christmas market.

It is possible to organise a Christmas market with a time lag. For example, 10 people can attend simultaneously at the market in the morning, and when those 10 people have left the market, another 10 people can attend simultaneously in the afternoon. Nothing prevents the same persons from attending the market several times during the various time slots as long as no more than 10 people are present simultaneously at the same location.

Normally, a single shop/stall set up temporarily in the run-up to Christmas to sell Christmas items, such as a stall selling burnt almonds, does not fall within the scope of the ban on gatherings as such stalls are ordinary elements of city life.

If a shopping centre, an amusement park etc., which is open for all or most of the year, organises a Christmas theme as part of its ongoing decoration, it is not considered an event, activity or the like. In case any events as such are organised, including a Christmas market as mentioned above, a Nativity play or a baking activity, such events fall within the scope of the ban on gatherings and, accordingly, no more than 10 people can attend the event simultaneously at the same location.

If more than 10 people have gathered in a public place even though it is not an event, activity or the like, the police can issue a dispersal order if the police find that the people present constitute a particular risk of infection with COVID-19. If a dispersal order is deemed insufficient, the police can also issue a temporary ban on loitering at the location.

The police urge people to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

No. The ban does not apply to regular use of public transport. More than 10 people can therefore be in a train or bus, on a ferry etc. at the same time. Passengers can also wait for a train at the station or at a bus stop even though there are more than 10 people present. 

The police have been authorised to interfere at public places if more than 10 people have gathered at the same location in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing.

It should be noted that people are required to wear face masks or shields on public transport, including at train stations, bus stops etc. For further details, see the Q&A section 'The requirement to wear a face mask or shield'.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020. 

The National Police urge people to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

Yes. The ban on hosting and attending indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location does not apply to private homes.

 

A private home can be both a person's permanent home and a person's leisure home, whether the property is owned or rented.

Citizens are strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations at private homes for nobody else but close family members and friends, always to end parties by 10.00 pm at the latest and to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct as well as the advice of the Danish Health Authority set out in 'Private events, parties and celebrations during the period of COVID-19' (in Danish). See the advice of the Danish Health Authority at sst.dk.

If a summerhouse is rented solely for the purpose of hosting a party or another event and the summerhouse thereby assumes the nature of a village hall or a function room, it might be determined due to the specific circumstances that the party or event with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location is not allowed. The reason is that the summerhouse is no longer in the nature of a 'home'. It will be taken into account whether the summerhouse has been rented/used solely for a weekend stay, whether the tenant only stays in the summerhouse to prepare and host the party etc.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

Yes. People living in flats, detached houses or similar residential buildings with access to shared outdoor areas are normally not required to watch out for the number of people present to make sure that there are no more than 10 people using the area at the same time. 

However, the ban on hosting and attending indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location also applies to courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes.

If participants at an event etc. are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously.

The police can issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered in a public place in a way that is considered by the police to constitute a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing. 

If a dispersal order is deemed insufficient, the police can also issue a temporary ban on loitering at the location.

 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

It is determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances. If the distribution or sale is in the nature of a pre-announced event etc. and there are more than 10 people present simultaneously at the same location, the distribution or sale falls within the scope of the ban.

 

Accordingly, it would not be allowed to organise and attend an event announced on the social media involving the distribution of food or drinks for free if it is considered to be an event and if more than 10 people have gathered simultaneously at the same location.

If participants at an event etc. are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously.

 
 

All premises open to the public must observe the following requirements:

  • Ensure a free floor area of at least four square metres for each customer, visitor or participant. However, at premises where customers, visitors or participants are mainly seated, one customer, visitor or participant is allowed for each two square metres of floor area.
  • If it is a restaurant, bar or similar establishment, information posters must be displayed at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. Information posters must also be displayed in or at the premises to remind people of the requirement to wear a face mask or shield and of the risk that they can be asked to leave.
  • Ensure that all employees and other persons admitted to the premises observe the Danish Health Authority's recommendations on good hygiene and appropriate conduct.
  • Display information posters telling people with symptoms of COVID-19 to isolate themselves at home.
  • Display information posters on good hygiene and appropriate conduct in public spaces. 
  • Make water and soap and/or hand sanitizer (with an alcohol concentration of at least 70%) available to customers, visitors and participants. 
  • Ensure that employees and other persons admitted to the premises use gloves when selling and delivering non-wrapped food if they touch the food with their hands.
  • Change the layout of premises to ensure social distancing between customers, visitors and participants to the extent possible – also at checkouts.
  • Ensure the presence of visible supervisory staff during opening hours in retail stores larger than 2,000 square metres, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, supermarkets, bazars and shopping arcades open to the public, to ensure compliance with the restrictions on premises set out in the Executive Order Banning Large Gatherings and with the relevant guidelines in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. At such stores, there must be at least one staff member for each 2,000 square metres, and the total floor area of the store must be posted at entrance doors.

      

Please note that the requirement to close at 10.00 pm applies to establishments selling food or drinks. Moreover, it is required to wear face masks or shields at establishments selling food and drinks etc. and in retail shops.

The police have also been authorised to interfere at public places if more than 10 people have gathered at the same location in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus, for example a pick-up queue. However, this does not apply to events etc. at which participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like and no more than 500 people attend simultaneously. The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

This means that people have to be seated in the same manner as at a stadium, theatre, cinema etc. People must be seated next to each other at assigned seats facing a stage, an athletic field etc. This also applies if people are allocated seats at different grandstands around a stage or an athletic field, and people at the individual grandstands have assigned seats facing the stage or athletic field.

It is determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether participants are mainly seated at an event. The vast majority of the people present must basically be seated during the entire event, except if they have to use the toilet, when they arrive at or leave their assigned seats and if they briefly go to a bar to collect drinks etc.

This means that it is not possible to celebrate a birthday, Christmas luncheon, graduation, confirmation, silver wedding anniversary etc. with more than 10 guests if they stand during the welcome reception, sit during the dinner and are allowed the opportunity to dance later in the evening, not even when complying with the other rules on assigned seats from which guests face a stage or the like. 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

Yes. It is allowed to host or attend a party. However, the following rules apply depending on the venue of the party.

Parties in private homes/gardens:

 

  • The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens, but the ban on hosting and attending events etc. with more than 500 people present at the same time still applies.
  • The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies to community courtyards, shared courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes. However, up to 500 people can simultaneously attend an event in a shared community courtyard or the like if participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like 
  • There is no maximum on the duration of parties. However, citizens are strongly urged to end parties at private homes/gardens at 10.00 pm.
  • Citizens are also strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations at private homes for nobody else but close family members and friends and to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct as well as the advice of the Danish Health Authority set out in 'Private events, parties and celebrations during the period of COVID-19' (in Danish). See the advice of the Danish Health Authority at www.sst.dk.

Parties at a restaurant or a hotel: 

 

  • The ban prohibiting events with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location applies to restaurants, hotels etc. In practice this means that it is not allowed to hold and attend weddings, confirmations, birthday celebrations etc. with more than 10 participants if the event follows the usual traditions: standing welcome drinks, dinner at tables and dancing. The reason is that such events do not meet the requirement that the vast majority of the people present must be seated during the entire event, which is a requirement for events with more than 10 participants
  • Establishments selling food and possibly drinks, such as restaurants and hotels, must keep their premises and (outdoor) facilities closed from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am. 
  • Guests and employees with close customer contact at establishments selling food or drinks are also required to wear face masks or shields except when seated.

 

Parties at a village hall, a rented function/banqueting room, a common house etc.:

 

  • The ban on events etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location normally also applies to village halls, rented function/banqueting rooms, common houses etc. In practice this means that it is not allowed to hold and attend weddings, confirmations, birthday celebrations etc. with more than 10 participants if the event follows the usual traditions: standing welcome drinks, dinner at tables and dancing. The reason is that such events do not meet the requirement that the vast majority of the people present must be seated during the entire event, which is a requirement for events with more than 10 participants.
  • Normally, there is no maximum on the duration of parties. However, citizens are strongly urged always to end parties at 10.00 pm. However, if the village hall provider etc. is also in charge of food and/or drinks for the party, the village hall is considered to be an establishment selling food or drinks and is subject to the rules on closing hours and the rules on the use of face masks etc. applicable to restaurants etc. (see above). If the village hall provider etc. also provides other services, such as staff, it will be determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether the village hall is considered to be an establishment selling food and/or drinks.
  • No special rules on floor area etc. apply if private individuals rent a village hall etc. for a private party. However, private individuals renting a village hall etc. are urged to observe the requirements of floor area applicable to restaurants etc., that is, a floor area of at least two square metres for each guest at premises where people are mainly seated and otherwise a floor area of at least four square metres for each guest. 
  • Citizens are also strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations at private homes for nobody else but close family members and friends and to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct as well as the advice of the Danish Health Authority set out in 'Private events, parties and celebrations during the period of COVID-19' (in Danish). See the advice of the Danish Health Authority at sst.dk.
  • Finally, guests in the premises of associations etc. are required to wear face masks or shields except when seated.

 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

Due to the ban on gatherings, it is not allowed to host and attend indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location. The ban on gatherings does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens.

However, events, activities etc. for up to 500 participants are allowed if participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like. This possibility applies to theatre performances, concerts and sports events with a seated audience if the seats are mounted in a manner that makes all members of the audience look towards the same stage or athletic field.

In practice this means that it is not allowed to hold weddings, confirmations, birthday celebrations etc. with more than 10 participants if the event follows the usual traditions: standing welcome drinks, dinner at tables and dancing. The reason is that such events do not meet the requirement that the vast majority of the people present must be seated during the entire event, which is a requirement for events with more than 10 participants.

 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

 Yes. It is allowed for up to 10 people (in private homes and adjacent gardens up to 500 people) to attend a wedding party. In those situations the restrictions on dancing do not apply, but citizens are strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations for nobody else but close family members and friends, always to end parties by 10.00 pm at the latest and to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct as well as the advice of the Danish Health Authority set out in 'Private events, parties and celebrations during the period of COVID-19' (in Danish). See the advice of the Danish Health Authority at www.sst.dk.

See also the Q&A on whether private parties, including weddings, with more than 10 participants are allowed.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020. 

 

Advice from the Danish Health Authority (in English)

See also the advice from the Danish Health Authority on private celebrations and events (in Danish)

Yes. However, the ban on gatherings must be observed. 

 

Therefore, no more than 10 people can gather simultaneously at the same location. 

Nightclubs, discotheques etc. must stay closed to the public. This also applies if it is on a bus or boat.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

 
 

Yes. However, the ban on gatherings must be observed. 

 

Therefore, no more than 10 people can gather simultaneously at the same location. 

Nightclubs, discotheques etc. must stay closed to the public. This also applies if it is on a bus or boat.

Everybody must wear a face mask or shield and no alcohol can be consumed on coaches and buses operated under the Danish Coach and Bus Services Act (buskørselsloven). 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

 
No. More than 10 people can be present on the same canal tour, sightseeing bus etc.

Please note that they may be required to wear a face mask etc. For further details, see the Q&A section 'The requirement to wear a face mask or shield'.

If people gather in a way that actually makes it an event in the nature of a music festival, it is the opinion of the National Police that it is an event falling within the scope of the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people being simultaneously at the same location. This also applies even though there is no live music.
 
In the assessment of whether it is an event in the nature of a music festival, it will be taken into account whether the event has an event organiser, is separately promoted and has a specific name and a dedicated website, whether there are official start and closing times, whether there is a dedicated box office, and whether specific activities, bars, food stalls etc. have been set up for the event. It is not a requirement that all elements must be present, and other elements may also contribute to creating an event in the nature of a music festival.

The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people being simultaneously at the same location does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens. However, gatherings of more than 500 people being simultaneously at the same location are not allowed.

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

No. Court hearings do not fall within the scope of the Executive Order. 

However, the National Police urge people to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

No. The ban on gatherings does not apply to day-care facilities, schools, institutions etc. Activities taking place outside the premises or locations at the disposal of the day-care facilities, schools, institutions etc. do not fall within the scope of the ban on gatherings.

Day-care facilities, schools etc. can therefore organise outings, school camps etc. even though the number of participants exceed the limit of ban on gatherings. However, according to the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority, outings etc. with overnight accommodation should not be organised.

However, parents should be aware that in connection with the drop-off and pick-up of children, the police can issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered in a public place in a way that is considered by the police to constitute a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.

Ordinary physical presence at a workplace is allowed. Depending on circumstances, movie shootings, including movie shootings in public spaces, may be deemed to be ordinary physical presence at the TV or film producers' workplace. The shooting of TV programmes/movies is therefore normally not considered an event/activity that falls within the scope of the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people being simultaneously at the same location. However, it is determined based on the specific circumstances in each individual case. 

According to the Government's announcement, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people applies from 26 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.