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Questions and answers about sports and recreational facilities.

 
Sports and recreational facilities etc.

Premises for sports and recreational activities, including gambling arcades, water parks, play areas, public swimming pools and fitness centres, can stay open. 

However, events, activities etc. with more than 10 participants gathered simultaneously at the same location are still banned unless the participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like.

The Executive Order on Large Gatherings does not apply to professional athletes and the facilities used by the athletes before, during and after the performance of the sport. Athletes comprise athletes who represent Denmark at the highest national or international senior level in a branch of sports recognised by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), who have been selected for a Danish senior national team in a branch of sports recognised by the DIF, who are ranked in one of Team Danmark's athlete categories or are otherwise part of a Team Danmark scheme or an Olympics/Paralympics team. By highest national level is meant the best league or top competitive level in Denmark in the relevant branch of sports. By high international level is meant participation in a World Cup, a European championship, a world championship or the Olympics. Nor does the Executive Ban on Large Gatherings apply to harness races and gallop races at the nine commercial horse racing tracks with licenced drivers and riders, the top two male football league and other professional branches of sports in which most athletes make a living as athletes.

The cases mentioned above that are exempt from the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people simultaneously at the same location are still subject to the ban on gatherings of more than 500 people simultaneously.

Moreover, 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 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. A maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is 50 for those activities.

Moreover, 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. A maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is 50 for those activities.

People are required to wear face masks or shields at indoor sports and recreational facilities except when performing the sports or association activities.

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

 
As the authority responsible for the field of sports, the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet) has issued guidelines with recommendations for resuming indoor activities of sports clubs and associations as well as reopening sports and association facilities (phases two and three). The guidelines agreed by the sector partnership have been uploaded to kum.dk.

Yes. Premises of private associations can stay open. However, events, activities etc. with more than 10 participants are still banned unless the participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like.

Moreover, 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. A maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is 50 for those activities.  

 

Premises that are 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 – also at checkouts.

Face masks or shields are required in the premises of associations.

 

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 use indoor sports facilities, including riding halls. 

 

The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people at events, activities etc., must still be observed. However, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously if participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like.

Yes. Both indoor and outdoor riding lessons are allowed. However, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people must still be observed.

Yes. Riding school students are allowed to prepare and care for horses in the stables. 

 

It should be noted that if the activities in the stables are in the nature of an event, the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people must be observed.

Yes. Professional football teams can play football. When matches are played, a total of up to 500 people can attend the event simultaneously.

 

This number includes players, coaches, staff and audience. It applies specifically to audience and others who are not part of the team of players and do not attend the event as employees that they must be mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like for more than 10 people to be allowed to gather simultaneously at the same location.

Yes. The Executive Order on Large Gatherings does not apply to professional athletes. Athletes comprise athletes who represent Denmark at the highest national or international senior level in a branch of sports recognised by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), who have been selected for a Danish senior national team in a branch of sports recognised by the DIF, who are ranked in one of Team Danmark's athlete categories or are otherwise part of a Team Danmark scheme or an Olympics/Paralympics team. By highest national level is meant the best league or top competitive level in Denmark in the relevant branch of sports. By high international level is meant participation in a World Cup, a European championship, a world championship or the Olympics. Nor does the Executive Ban on Large Gatherings apply to harness races and gallop races at the nine commercial horse racing tracks with licenced drivers and riders, the top two male football league and other professional branches of sports in which most athletes make a living as athletes.

However, the maximum number of people allowed is 500. This number includes players, coaches, staff and audience. It applies specifically to audience and others who are not part of the team of players and do not attend the event as employees that they must be mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like for more than 10 people to be allowed to gather simultaneously at the same location.

Normally, there is a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people being simultaneously at the same location unless people are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like, that is, the vast majority of the people present must 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. In that case, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously. This number includes athletes, their staff and audience. 

 

The ban on gatherings does not apply to professional sports, including leagues with professional athletes and individual athletes at senior national or international level whose primary source of income is their athlete's salary, or who belong to one of the athlete categories of Team Denmark or have been nominated or selected for the Olympics/Paralympics.

Moreover, 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. A maximum number of people allowed simultaneously at the same location is 50 for those activities.

Yes. Fitness centres etc. can stay open. When open, fitness centres must observe the requirements for the layout of premises open to the public, including the requirement that premises open to the public must have a floor area of at least four square metres for each customer, visitor or participant.

There is no general ban prohibiting more than 10 people at the same time at a fitness centre if the above floor area requirement is observed, but the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people at events, activities etc., also applies to fitness centres. If group fitness activities are organised at a fitness studio etc., the activities normally fall within the scope of the ban on activities and events with more than 10 participants. It is possible to organise several separate events with up to 10 participants at the same time as long as the events are not organised at the same location. The groups must be effectively separated. However, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously if participants in the activity etc. are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like.

If the fitness facility is open to the public and there are more than 10 people together even though it is not considered an activity or event as such, the police can order the people to leave the place if the police find that there is a particular risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. However, this does not apply if participants at the event etc. are mainly seated. 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.

As the authority responsible for the field of sports, the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet) has issued guidelines with recommendations for resuming indoor activities of sports clubs and associations as well as reopening sports and association facilities. The guidelines agreed by the sector partnership have been uploaded to kum.dk

 

The rules do not apply to professional athletes. Athletes comprise athletes who represent Denmark at the highest national or international senior level in a branch of sports recognised by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), who have been selected for a Danish senior national team in a branch of sports recognised by the DIF, who are ranked in one of Team Danmark's athlete categories or are otherwise part of a Team Danmark scheme or an Olympics/Paralympics team. By highest national level is meant the best league or top competitive level in Denmark in the relevant branch of sports. By high international level is meant participation in a World Cup, a European championship, a world championship or the Olympics. Nor does the Executive Ban on Large Gatherings apply to harness races and gallop races at the nine commercial horse racing tracks with licenced drivers and riders, the top two male football league and other professional branches of sports in which most athletes make a living as athletes.

Yes, if activities are performed in groups of no more than 10 people (including coaches, parents etc.). If there are more groups of no more than 10 people present at the same sports facility, sports centre etc. at the same time, it must be ensured that the distance between the groups is sufficient to prevent them from constituting one big group; they must be separate events. One way of achieving this is to allocate separate rooms to each group (separate event) or to divide the area into sections with a clear distance between the individual sections and allocate a separate section to each group.

If training sessions can be organised for groups of no more than 10 people (separate events) and the groups are effectively separated, have their own coaches and otherwise in practice observe the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, it is possible to have several concurrent training sessions. The same coach or instructor cannot coach several of the groups present at the same time as in that case the coaching will be considered to be one single event and in that way violate the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

What is essential is that the individual groups are effectively separated so that it can be determined in the specific circumstances that they are individual groups of no more than 10 people.

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

Moreover, 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. Shows etc. can be organised if no more than 10 people gather simultaneously at the same location. The group of 10 people comprises everybody taking part in the event, such as athletes, referees, audience, helpers and coaches. However, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously if participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like, that is, the vast majority of the people present must 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.

It is also possible to organise shows etc. with staggered starts as long as no more than 10 people gather simultaneously at the same location. Examples are football cups, horse shows etc., which can be scheduled with a morning programme attended by up to 10 people, who will subsequently go home, and an afternoon programme with 10 other people attending the cup, show etc. 

Nothing prevents the same persons from attending more than one programme component of a cup or show with staggered starts. However, the ban on more than 10 people gathering simultaneously at the same location must be observed. Persons attending more than one programme component must be included in the count of participants at all the programme components attended by such persons.

Moreover, it is also possible to organise events with more than 50 participants if the event 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. In any case, the maximum number of participants attending simultaneously is 500 for the entire event.

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.

Yes, if activities are performed in groups of no more than 10 people (including leaders, parents etc.). If there are more groups of no more than 10 people within the same area at the same time, it must be ensured that the distance between the groups is sufficient to prevent them from constituting one big group. One way of achieving this is to divide the area into sections with a clear distance between the individual sections and allocate a separate section to each group or to use in different rooms.

If the activity can be organised for groups of no more than 10 people (separate events) and the groups are effectively separated, have their own leaders and otherwise in practice observe the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, it is possible to have several concurrent activities.

What is essential is that the individual groups are effectively separated so that it can be determined in the specific circumstances that they are individual groups (separate events) of no more than 10 people.

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

Moreover, 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.

 

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. Treetop adventure parks are allowed to stay open. 

Please note that 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. 

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

All visitor facilities open to the public in tree-top adventure parks must also:

 

  • 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.
  • Any restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

In general, tree-top adventure parks are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

No. It is allowed to play golf. However, events and activities at the golf clubhouse, on the green etc. with more than 10 participants gathered simultaneously at the same location are still banned.

However, it is possible to organise events with more than 10 participants if the event 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. However, a maximum of 500 people can attend the event simultaneously.

Moreover, events attended by up to 500 people are allowed at the same time even though participants do not maintain a considerable physical distance if the participants are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, field or the like. 

Where more than 10 people have gathered in a public place, including at a golf course, 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 the novel coronavirus. However, this does not apply if the people present are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field 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.

 

People are urged as far as possible to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct.

Yes. Facilities of sports and recreational clubs, such as clubhouses, including toilet facilities, showers and changing rooms, are allowed to stay open.

It is not allowed to organise or attend events and activities at or in a clubhouse etc. with more than 10 participants gathered simultaneously at the same location unless the participants at the event etc. are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like. In that case, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously.

Where more than 10 people have gathered in a public place, including at facilities connected to a sports or recreational activity, 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 the novel coronavirus. However, this does not apply if the people present are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like. 

The rules do not extend to professional sports, including the top two male football leagues, the top female football league, the top male handball league, the top female handball league, the top male ice hockey league, the top badminton league, harness races and gallop races at the nine commercial horse racing tracks with licenced drivers and riders as well as other professional branches of sports in which most athletes make a living as athletes. Nor does the ban extend to athletes at senior international level whose primary source of income is their athlete's salary, or who belong to one of the athlete categories of Team Denmark or have been nominated or selected for the Olympic/Paralympic Games.

If a clubhouse has an establishment selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, the establishment is required to close at 10.00 pm or to sell takeaway food or drinks only from that time onwards. The requirement to wear a face mask or shield also applies from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. Finally, the requirements applicable to premises open to the public also apply. For further details, see the Q&A on establishments selling food or drinks. 

 

The rules do not apply to professional athletes and the facilities used by the athletes before, during and after the performance of the sport. Athletes comprise athletes who represent Denmark at the highest national or international senior level in a branch of sports recognised by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), who have been selected for a Danish senior national team in a branch of sports recognised by the DIF, who are ranked in one of Team Danmark's athlete categories or are otherwise part of a Team Danmark scheme or an Olympics/Paralympics team. By highest national level is meant the best league or top competitive level in Denmark in the relevant branch of sports. By high international level is meant participation in a World Cup, a European championship, a world championship or the Olympics. Nor does the Executive Ban on Large Gatherings apply to harness races and gallop races at the nine commercial horse racing tracks with licenced drivers and riders, the top two male football league and other professional branches of sports in which most athletes make a living as athletes.

If a clubhouse has an establishment selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, the establishment is required to close at 10.00 pm or to sell takeaway food or drinks only from that time onwards. Finally, the requirements applicable to premises open to the public also apply. For further details, see the Q&A on establishments selling food or drinks.

Face masks or shields are required in premises where sports activities are performed.

 

As the authority responsible for the field of sports, the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet) has issued guidelines with recommendations for resuming indoor activities of sports clubs and associations as well as reopening sports and association facilities (phases two and three). The guidelines agreed by the sector partnership have been uploaded to kum.dk.

Premises for sports and recreational activities at public cultural and recreational institutions, including gambling arcades, play areas, water parks, public swimming pools and fitness centres, can stay open. Premises used as music venues with a standing audience must stay closed to the public.

Restaurants and cafes at public cultural and recreational institutions are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear face masks or shields except when seated.

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.
 
Premises of public cultural and recreational institutions open to the public must:

 
  • 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.
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

Yes. The letting of camping sites and cabins is not banned by legislation. Pertaining activities like indoor play areas, water parks, gambling arcades etc. can open as from 8 June 2020. However, it is noted that premises used as music venues with a standing audience must stay closed to the public.

 

Restaurants and cafes at camping areas and holiday resorts are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. 

 

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.
 
Other premises at camping areas and holiday resorts such as kiosks, shared kitchen facilities as well as shower and toilet facilities can also stay open. 

Premises open to the public must:

 

  • 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.
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

 

Moreover, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct to the extent possible.

Yes. Outdoor swimming areas, outdoor swimming pools etc. can stay open. 

 

It is not allowed to organise or attend events, activities etc. with more than 10 participants, such as water polo tournaments and water aerobics classes, in or at outdoor swimming areas, outdoor swimming pools etc., unless the participants at the event etc. are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, pool or the like, that is, the vast majority of the people present must 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. In that case, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously.

Where more than 10 people have gathered in a public place, including in and at an outdoor swimming area, an outdoor swimming pool etc., 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 the novel coronavirus. However, this does not apply if the participants/the audience at the event etc. are mainly seated.

Pertaining toilet facilities, changing rooms and showers can open if the requirements of a minimum free floor area, information posters and the possibility of maintaining good hygiene are met. 

Restaurants, cafes etc. at outdoor swimming pools etc. are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. 

 

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.

 

All visitor facilities open to the public at the outdoor swimming area/swimming pool must also:

 

  • 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. Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

 

As the authority responsible for the field of sports, the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet) has issued guidelines with recommendations for resuming outdoor activities of sports clubs and associations. The guidelines agreed by the sector partnership have been uploaded to kum.dk.

Yes. Indoor water parks and public swimming pools can stay open. 

 

Restaurants, cafes etc. at water parks and public swimming pools are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. 

 

Face masks or shields are also required in premises where sports activities are performed. However, the requirement does not apply during the performance of the sports activity.

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.

 

All premises open to the public must:

 

  • 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.
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

 

As the authority responsible for the field of sports, the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet) has issued guidelines with recommendations for resuming indoor activities of sports clubs and associations as well as reopening sports and association facilities (phases two and three). The guidelines agreed by the sector partnership have been uploaded to kum.dk.

Internet cafes, pottery cafes etc. can open again as from 8 June 2020. 

Restaurants, cafes etc. in conjunction with Internet cafes are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. 

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the

requisite licences under other relevant legislation.  

 

Cafes must:

 

  • 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. 
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 and visitors. 
  • 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 – also at checkouts.

 

If food, drinks or tobacco is served at premises with a different main function than serving the relevant consumables, including premises such as an Internet cafe (entertainment/cultural purpose), the possibility to purchase food or drinks for consumption at the premises does not independently make the premises an establishment selling food or drinks. In that case, the Internet cafe etc. will not have to close at 10.00 pm. However, food, drinks and tobacco cannot be sold for consumption at the premises after 10.00 pm.

Yes. Zoos, animal parks, public aquariums etc. can stay open. 

Restaurants, cafes etc. at zoos are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. It is also required to wear face masks or shields in premises similar to zoos.

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.

Premises at zoos open to the public must:

 

  • 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. 
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

 

Moreover, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct to the extent possible.

Yes. Circus shows with a seated audience of no more than 500 participants are allowed simultaneously.

 

However, it is a prerequisite that the people present – other than those employed by the circus – are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like, which could also be the arena.

Restaurants, cafes etc. at circuses are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. 

 

Face masks or shields are also required in premises where cultural activities are performed.

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation. The requirement to wear a face mask or shield does not apply during the period when food or drinks are sold only for consumption off the premises (takeaway).

Premises open to the public must:

 

  • 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. 
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

 

Moreover, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct to the extent possible.

Yes. Permanent and mobile amusement parks etc., including their indoor premises, can stay open. However, it is not allowed to organise or attend events or activities with more than 10 participants gathered simultaneously at the same location unless the participants at the event etc. are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like. In that case, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously.

The ban on gatherings does not apply to amusement facilities at permanent and mobile amusement parks. More than 10 people can therefore be at the amusement facilities. 

However, permanent and mobile amusement parks etc. must keep closed to the public all amusement rides whose operating mode is not safe in view of the risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. In the assessment of whether amusement facilities must be kept closed, it must be taken into account whether the amusement ride has strong movements or rotation and whether the amusement ride triggers screaming and shouting. However, an amusement facility can stay open if barrier screens have been mounted to effectively prevent the spread of infection or if there is only one party on each ride.

 

Restaurants, cafes etc. at amusement parks etc. are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. In that case, people are required to wear a face mask or shield indoors at establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco except when seated. 

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.  

 

Premises open to the public must:

 

  • 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. 
  • Restaurants, bars and similar establishments must display information posters at entrance doors stating the maximum number of people allowed at the premises. They must also display information posters 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 – also at checkouts.

 

Moreover, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct to the extent possible.

No. Recreational angling at a put-and-take fishery is not an event, activity or the like that falls within the scope of the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people being simultaneously at the same location. Ordinary visits to a put-and-take fishery are therefore allowed, normally even if there are more than 10 people present. 

If an event or activity such as an angling event for more than 10 people is organised at a put-and-take fishery, the event will fall within the scope of the ban. It is always determined based on an assessment of the specific circumstances whether it is an event, activity or the like.

Where more than 10 people have gathered in a public place, including at a put-and-take fishery, 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 the novel coronavirus. 

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

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

Drive-in events fall within the scope of the Executive Order on Public Entertainment. Prior permission to hold an event must therefore be obtained from the police. The police may issue conditions for a permission, including conditions intended to reduce the risk of spreading the disease and conditions intended to maintain peace and order. A safety plan must be prepared for certain events. 

Where 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 the novel coronavirus. 

Stage performances etc. that are not otherwise allowed cannot be made lawful by being converted into a drive-in event.

 

Yes. Therefore, dog training lessons and other group activities can be organised when no more than 10 people gather simultaneously at the same location for the activity. If participants (including the audience) are mainly seated at assigned seats facing a stage, cinema screen, playing field or the like, up to 500 people can attend simultaneously.

Yes. Guests at pubs etc. can use pool tables, jukeboxes, dart games, slot machines etc.

 

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, including on the cleaning of common contact points. The recommended guidelines have been uploaded to  virksomhedsguiden.dk.

Yes, museums are allowed to stay open. 

 

Restaurants, cafes etc. at museums are allowed to stay open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm. People are required to wear face masks or shields indoors at museums and establishments selling food and drinks except when seated.

It is also possible to stay open to sell food or drinks not consumed on-site (takeaway) from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am if the establishment has the requisite licences under other relevant legislation.
 
Museums open to the public must:

  • 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.
  • 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 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 – also at checkouts.

 

Moreover, citizens are urged to observe the health authorities' general recommendations on good hygiene, social distancing and appropriate conduct to the extent possible.

Camps, football schools etc. for children and young people can be organised in some situations. 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 .

Moreover, 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.

The same rules apply to swinger clubs as to other clubs. Swinger clubs are therefore normally allowed to stay open. 
 
If it is a venue in the nature of a nightclub, a discotheque or the like, it must stay closed to the public just like other nightclubs and discotheques. Whether the swinger club is a venue in the nature of a nightclub etc. must be determined based on the specific circumstances. In that connection, it is irrelevant whether or not it is called a discotheque or a nightclub.

If events etc. are organised at a swinger club, the ban on gatherings applies. In that case, no more than 10 people can attend.
 

Face masks or shields are required if the swinger club is similar to the premises of associations.