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Questions and answers about the ban on events and gatherings of more than 5 people.

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Ban on events and gatherings with more than 5 participants

Yes. Events or other activities with more than 5 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.

 

A number of exemptions have been made

The ban on gatherings of more than 5 people does not apply to events etc. attended only by members of the same household or by people who are each other's nearest relatives. A person's spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers are considered that person's nearest relatives. In those situations, the ban on gatherings of more than five people being simultaneously at the same location still applies.

 

The ban on gatherings of more than 5 people does not apply either to events, activities etc. on common indoor areas of homes at which residents cannot avoid interacting with each other, including shared kitchen and showering facilities at halls of residence and similar shared accommodation.

 

The ban on gatherings of mere than 5 simultaneously at the same location does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens where 500 people are allowed to gather simultaneously. The exemption does not apply to courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes, nor to gardens adjacent to private homes where events etc. open to the public are held. Even though events at private homes and adjacent gardens are exempt from the ban on gatherings, 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.

 

The ban does not apply to indoor burial and funeral services either, nor to the elements of burial and funeral services held indoors. However, no more than 500 people are allowed simultaneously at the same location for these types of activities. The ban does not apply to outdoor burial and funeral services either, nor to the elements of burial and funeral services held outdoors. No more than 50 people can gather simultaneously at the same location. People attending as employees, such as pastors and church custodians, are not included in the 50 people.

 

Moreover, the ban on gatherings of more than 5 people does not apply to activities for socially vulnerable children and young people up to and including 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. At such activities, no more than 50 people, including participants and unpaid volunteers responsible for the activity, are allowed simultaneously at the same location.

 

Please note that temporary restrictions apply until the end of 17 January 2021, including the requirement that establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for on-site consumption, premises for sports, recreational and club activities and premises and locations for cultural activities etc. must stay closed until the end of 17 January 2021. For more information, please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

A: No. The ban on gatherings does not apply to events, activities etc. attended only by members of the same household. In those situations, the ban on gatherings of more than five people being simultaneously at the same location still applies.

Please note that the ban on gatherings of more than five people does not apply either to events, activities etc. on common indoor areas of homes at which residents cannot avoid interacting with each other, including shared kitchen and showering facilities at halls of residence and similar shared accommodation.

A: No. The ban on gatherings does not apply to events, activities etc. attended only by people who are each other's nearest relatives. In those situations, the ban on gatherings of more than five people being simultaneously at the same location still applies.

The following persons are considered nearest relatives:

  • Spouse
  • Live-in partner
  • Regular partner
  • Parents
  • Children (including a spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children as well as foster children)
  • Sisters and brothers

Yes. The ban on hosting and attending events etc. with more than 5 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 being simultaneously at the same location still applies. The exemption allowing the presence of up to 500 people if they are mainly seated does not apply to outdoor burial and funeral services.
Due to the ban on gatherings, it is normally not allowed to host and attend indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 5 participants. However, this only applies if more than 5 people have gathered simultaneously at the same location.

One consequence is that it is possible to organise a race with more than 5 participants if the event is staggered so that 5 participants attend the race in the morning, and when they have gone home, they are replaced by the next 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 participants will not be allowed if more than 5 people gather before or after the event, for example at the starting line or for the prize ceremony. In any case, no more than 500 people can attend the entire event simultaneously.

Events etc. with more than 5 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 stalls 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 5 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 5 people in each section. In such case, the persons attending the event are still at the same location.
No. The ban on gatherings 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.

The exemption from the ban on gatherings does not apply to courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes, nor to gardens adjacent to private homes where events etc. open to the public are held, and no more than five people can gather at such courtyards etc. However, if all the people attending an event are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.

Even though the ban on gatherings does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens, citizens are strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations in 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.

Events or other activities with more than 5 people gathered simultaneously at the same location are banned. 

 

However, if all the people attending an event are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.

The ban on gatherings does not apply to private homes, where 500 people are allowed to gather simultaneously. 

The exemption to the ban on gatherings also applies even when the person organising a party or another event does not know most of the participants and no matter whether the party has been announced on the social media and prior registration is required or it is a party or the like that people can attend without pre-registration. Relative to the COVID-19 rules, it is also irrelevant whether an entrance fee is payable and whether food or drinks are served. However, it may be an offence under other rules, including the provisions of the Act on Restaurant Operations and Alcohol Licences etc.   

 

Even though events in private homes are exempt from the ban on gatherings, citizens are strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations in private homes for nobody else but very 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.

Events or other activities with more than 5 people gathered simultaneously at the same location are banned. 

 

However, if all the people attending an event are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.

The ban on gatherings does not apply to gardens adjacent to private homes where 500 people are allowed to gather simultaneously. The exemption to the ban on gatherings does not apply to courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes, nor to gardens adjacent to private homes where events etc. open to the public are held.    

If a private garden is deemed to be open to the public because of the nature of an event etc. held at the private garden, the event may fall within the scope of the ban on gatherings. 

 

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 the number of people gathered at the same location exceeds the maximum number of people allowed and they have gathered 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, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

Yes. The police have been authorised to interfere at public places if more than 5 people have gathered at the same location in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.
That might be the case if more than 5 people gather in dense queues outside shops etc.

 

However, if all the persons gathered are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other persons), the police can only issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered and, according to the assessment of the police, the people have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

Moreover, the police cannot issue a dispersal order relating to common indoor areas of homes at which residents cannot avoid interacting with each other, including shared kitchen and showering facilities at halls of residence and similar shared accommodation, not even when such areas are open to the public.

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.


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 risk of infection with COVID-19 at the relevant location and a dispersal order is deemed insufficient to prevent the risk of infection. Such locations could be parks, squares, ice skating rinks or playgrounds.

A ban on loitering means that loitering at the location is 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 person violating the ban on loitering may be liable to 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 apply 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 www.coronasmitte.dk for further information or to call one of the call centres.

No. No curfew has been imposed. However, the police can issue a dispersal order if there are more than 5 people present and the police find that they have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

 

However, if all the persons gathered are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other persons), the police can only issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered and, according to the assessment of the police, the people have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

Moreover, the police cannot issue a dispersal order relating to common indoor areas of homes at which residents cannot avoid interacting with each other, including shared kitchen and showering facilities at halls of residence and similar shared accommodation, not even when such areas are open to the public.

 

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

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.
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Conferences, general meetings etc. normally fall within the scope of the ban on gatherings of more than 5 people being present simultaneously at the same location. People attending for obvious or necessary reasons to perform assignments, such as speakers and waiters, are not included in the 5 people. 

No. The rules governing the ban on gatherings, the restrictions applicable to premises etc. 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 dispersal order at a public playground, an ice skating rink or the like if more than 5 people have gathered in a way that is deemed by the police to constitute a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. However, if all the persons gathered are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other persons), the police can only issue a dispersal order if more than 10 people have gathered and, according to the assessment of the police, the people have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.

Moreover, the police cannot issue a dispersal order relating to common indoor areas of homes at which residents cannot avoid interacting with each other, including shared kitchen and showering facilities at halls of residence and similar shared accommodation, not even when such areas are open to the public.

 

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.


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 5 people gathered 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 and other stage performances, the market falls within the scope of the ban.

The police can issue a dispersal order if the number of people gathered at the same location exceeds the maximum number of people allowed and they have gathered in a way that constitutes 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.

Citizens are urged 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 5 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 5 people present.

The police have been authorised to interfere at public places if the number of people gathered exceeds the maximum number of people allowed and they 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.

Please note 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'.

Citizens are urged 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 5 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 in 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 5 people gathered simultaneously at the same location is not allowed. However, if all the people attending an event are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.

 

The reason for the ban is that in this case 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.

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 5 people simultaneously using the area. However, the ban on hosting and attending indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 5 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.

 

However, if all the people attending an event in a courtyard or the like are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.

The police can issue a dispersal order if the number of people gathered at the same location exceeds the maximum number of people allowed and they have gathered 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. 


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


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 5 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 5 people have gathered simultaneously at the same location.

 

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

 

  • Ensure a free floor area of at least 7.5 square metres for each customer, visitor or participant. However, if the floor area is less than 7.5 square metres, one customer, visitor or participant can always be allowed.
  • Culinary establishments, grocery shops and other retail shops must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. 
  • Retail shops, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, supermarkets, bazaars and shopping arcades, must display information posters at entrance doors stating that customers should do their shopping alone. The information posters displayed must be material published by the Danish Health Authority. 
  • Grocery shops must display information posters at entrance doors strongly urging customers to keep a distance of two metres to other customers and to all retail staff and that plastic barrier screens between customers and staff at checkouts and till points can replace the recommended two-metre distance. The information posters displayed must be material published by the Danish Health Authority.
  • 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 and about appropriate conduct in public spaces. The information posters displayed must be material published by the Danish Health Authority.
  • Make water and soap and/or hand sanitizer (with an alcohol concentration of at least 70%) available to customers, visitors and participants. 
  • 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, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, supermarkets, bazaars 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. Moreover, the visible staff members of all retail shops must take regular counts of the number of customers inside the shops.

Establishment selling food, drinks or tobacco for on-site consumption are subject to the temporary restrictions and must stay closed until the end of 17 January 2021. However, it is still possible to sell takeaway food and drinks during that period. Certain temporary restrictions apply to particular retail shops until the end of 17 January 2021. For further information, please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

 

The police have also been authorised to interfere at public places if the number of people gathered at the same location exceeds the maximum number of people allowed and they have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus, for example a pick-up queue. The police have discretionary powers to issue directions pursuant to the health authorities' general recommendations to reduce social contact and maintain social distancing.

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 5 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 simultaneously still applies.
  • The ban on gatherings of more than 5 people applies to community courtyards, shared courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes and to gardens adjacent to a private home where events etc. open to the public are held. However, if all the people attending an event in a community courtyard or the like are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.
  • There is no maximum on the duration of parties. However, citizens are strongly urged to end parties in private homes/gardens by 10.00 pm at the latest.
  • Citizens are also strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations in 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.

 

Parties at village halls, rented function/banqueting rooms, common houses etc.

 

  • The ban on events etc. with more than 5 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 host or attend weddings, confirmations, birthday celebrations etc. etc. with more than 5 participants. However, if all the people attending an event are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.
  • Normally, there is no maximum duration of parties. However, citizens are strongly urged always to end parties by 10.00 pm at the latest. 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 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 7.5 square metres for each guest.
  • Citizens are also strongly urged to hold events, parties and celebrations in 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.

Due to the ban on gatherings, it is not allowed to host and attend indoor and outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 5 people gathered simultaneously at the same location. However, if all the people attending an event are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.

 

The ban on gatherings does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens. This means that it is not allowed to host weddings, confirmations, birthday celebrations etc. with more than 5/10 participants except in private homes and gardens.

Yes. At weddings, up to 5 people are allowed forto attend, and if all the people attending are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people attend simultaneously.

 

In private homes and adjacent gardens up to 500 people can attend a wedding party. The restrictions on dancing do not apply in those situations, 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 sst.dk. 


See also the Q&A on whether private parties, including weddings, with more than 5 participants are allowed.

 

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 5 people can gather simultaneously at the same location. However, if all the people attending a party are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.


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

Yes. However, the ban on gatherings must be observed. Therefore, no more than 5 people can gather simultaneously at the same location. However, if all the people attending a party are members of the same household or each other's nearest relatives (the spouse, live-in partner, regular partner, parents, children, including such spouse's, live-in partner's or regular partner's children, as well as foster children, sisters and brothers of one of the other attendants), up to 10 people can attend simultaneously.


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.


No. More than 5 people can take the same canal tour, sightseeing bus etc., unless they are a single group of more than 5 people.
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 5 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 may 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 does not apply to private homes and adjacent gardens. In private homes and adjacent gardens, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously. However, the ban on gatherings does not apply to courtyards and the like which are at the disposal of residents from a large number of homes, nor to gardens adjacent to private homes where events etc. open to the public are held. 
No. Court hearings do not fall within the scope of the Executive Order.

However, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.
No. 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. 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 the ban on gatherings. However, according to the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority, outings etc. with overnight accommodation should not be organised.

Parents should be aware that in connection with the drop-off and pick-up of children, the police can issue a dispersal order if the number of people gathered at the same location exceeds the maximum number of people allowed and they have gathered in a way that constitutes a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus.
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 5 people being simultaneously at the same location. However, it is determined based on the specific circumstances in each individual case.