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Safe socialising during the epidemic

Social distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus, as it is more likely to spread when people are close together. So how do we stay safe when we want to see other people, particularly during the winter months?

Currently, the number of people infected with novel coronavirus is increasing, so we must all do our best to help reduce the spread of infection. 

To reduce your risk of getting or spreading novel coronavirus, you must therefore limit your social circle – both in terms of how many people you get together with in person, how much time you sped together and how many different people you see. In addition to those you live with, you must therefore stick to a small circle of friends of 5. Cancel appointments with people who do not see on a regular basis. Keep in touch with family and friends by calling, writing or texting. 

Please comply with the current bans on, for example, hosting and attending indoor and outdoor events, activities, follow the general guidance on how to prevent the spread of infection, and:

  • Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive or is the close contact of someone who is infected with novel coronavirus. 
  • Keep a distance of at least 2 metre to others.
  • Meet people outdoors and go for a walk instead of meeting at home. 
  • Refrain from kissing, hugging or shaking hands when you greet others.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve and pay particular attention to good hand hygiene.

By following this guidance, we can avoid the spread of infection.

Further information

Socialising during the COVID-19 epidemic (pamphlet)

Keep up-to-date on coronasmitte.dk/en (website)

Self-isolate immediately if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you are hosting an event, ask your guests to stay home if they have symptoms. 

And remember to wear a face mask where it is recommended or mandatory to do so, for example when travelling by public transport.


Safe socialising

1. Large public gatherings, for example a demonstration

At events where many people are crowded together the risk of infection is proportionately high. The event might even turn into a 'superspreading' event, where one or more individuals infect 10 people, or 15 people or 20 people in a short space of time. Please follow our general guidance to prevent the spread of infection in public areas. 

2. Private and professional events

Private events
We recommend that you cancel all privately arranged gatherings at the present time - including social events in schools, institution and organisations.
Professional or work-related events
Likewise, the Danish Health Authority recommends that events that primarily have a professional purpose are held during the daytime and does not include overnight stays. 

3. Dating and sex

You can go on dates and have sex during the COVID-19 epidemic as long as you protect yourself and others.

Novel coronavirus infects through droplets and secretions from the airways, which are transmitted through close contact, for example kisses

Protect yourself and others by:

  • Only dating and having sex if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive or is a close contact of someone infected with novel coronavirus.
  • Only having sex with your regular partner, or with as few partners as possible.
  • Maintaining good hygiene. Remember to wash your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water, before and after sex.
Updated 09 FEB 2021