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Nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and gambling arcades

Questions and answers for owners of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, gambling arcades etc.

Extended COVID-19 measures

All national measures have been extended until the end of 28 February 2021.

 

Additionnally, further restrictions apply nationally until the end of 17 January 2021.

See overview of national measures

Nightclubs, restaurants, gambling arcades etc.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

No. Discotheques, nightclubs and the like must still stay closed.

 

In the assessment of whether a venue is a discotheque, a nightclub or the like falling within the scope of the temporary ban, it must be taken into account whether there are only few seats, whether there is a dance floor, whether its principal activity is not the sale of food and whether it has been granted a licence for extended opening hours. However, it is irrelevant for this assessment whether or not it is called a discotheque.

 

The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs (Erhvervsministeriet) has collaborated with the relevant authorities, business and industry and the labour market parties to prepare guidelines for a careful layout of restaurants, cafes, amusement parks, hotels, holiday resorts etc. in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. The recommended guidelines have been uploaded to virksomhedsguiden.dk.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

Please note that temporary restrictions apply until the end of 17 January 2021, including the requirement that 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. This also means that it is not possible to serve food or drinks at such premises during this period.

 

Hotels, including hotel lobbies can stay open. However, restaurants, cafes or bars at hotels serving food, drinks or tobacco for on-site consumption are must stay closed until the end of 17 January 2021 due to the temporary restrictions. However, it is still possible to sell takeaway food and drinks and order room service during that period.

 

For further information, please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

No, the restrictions apply to all establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for on-site consumption. It is determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether the venue is considered to be an establishment selling food etc.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

Certain temporary restrictions apply across the country until the end of 17 January 2021.

 

Please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

Yes. Workplace and institution canteens can serve food to employees. This also applies in case the canteen is operated by an independent contractor.

Workplace canteens to which only employees are admitted are not deemed to be restaurants, and such canteens do not have to close at 10.00 pm, nor does the requirement to wear a face mask or shield apply at the canteen.

However, the Danish Health Authority's recommendations must be observed.

Canteens to which members of the public are admitted, such as canteens at museums and educational institutions and workplace canteens also open to outsiders not affiliated with the workplace, are considered to be restaurants if the food or drinks are consumed at the location.
In those cases, the requirement to close at 10.00 pm and the requirement to wear a face mask or shield apply.

Yes. Hotels are allowed to stay open.

 

It is normally prohibited to organise or attend events, activities etc. with more than five people at or in a hotel. 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 conferencessuch 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. Please note that temporary restrictions apply until the end of 17 January 2021, including the requirement that 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'.

 

Restaurants, cafes or bars at hotels serving food, drinks or tobacco for on-site consumption must also stay closed until the end of 17 January 2021 due to the temporary restrictions. However, it is still possible to sell takeaway food and drinks and order room service during that period. For further information, please see the Q&A section 'Temporary nationwide restrictions'.

 

All hotel facilities open to the public must also:

 

  • 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.
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters 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 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 – also at checkouts.