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On being tested

The Danish Health Authority recommends that you take a test in situations where a test result may be important for the treatment of covid-19. Close and 'other' contacts are no longer recommended to get tested. You are advised to get tested if you experience symptoms of covid-19 and are at increased risk of a serious course of illness due to covid-19. If you are at increased risk and test positive, you may be in the target group for early treatment of covid-19.

On tests

1. When is it recommended to get tested?

The Danish Health Authority recommends that you take a test in situations where a test result may be important for the treatment of covid-19. Therefore, you no longer need to get tested if you live with or have had contact with an infected person. It is therefore not necessary to get tested if you are close or otherwise in contact.

We recommend that you get tested if you experience symptoms of covid-19 and are at increased risk for a serious course of illness due to covid-19. This may be if you are 65 years of age or older or for other reasons are at increased risk of a serious course of illness due to covid-19 - this also applies if you are pregnant. If you are at increased risk and test positive, you may be in the target group for early treatment of covid-19

You are recommended to get tested if:

  • You experience symptoms of covid-19 and you feel ill, while at the same time you are 65 years or older, or for other reasons are at increased risk of a serious course of illness due to covid-19 - this also applies if you are pregnant. You can book an appointment for a PCR test in a public test center on coronaprover.dk or choose to take a self-test. If you are at increased risk and your test is positive, you should contact your own doctor as soon as possible, as it is your doctor who will assess whether you qualify early treatment for covid-19. Read more about early treatment here sst.dk/tabletbehandling (In Danish).
  • You have contacted a doctor due to illness and the doctor assesses that there is a need to know the cause of the symptoms

2. If you have symptoms that could be covid-19

If you experience symptoms of covid-19 and feel ill, it is recommended that you stay home until you are well again.

If you feel so ill, that you would like a consultation, or if your symptoms worry you, please call your doctor or the out-of-hours medical service / 1813.

The Danish Health Authority does not recommend that you get tested, unless there is a health professional reason to do so. We recommend that you get tested if you are ill with significant symptoms of covid-19, such as fever, persistent cough, breathing problems, etc., and you are at increased risk of a serious course of illness due to covid-19. You may be at increased risk if you are 65 years of age or older or for other reasons are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill because of covid-19, including if you are pregnant.

Read more about people at higher risk

If you are at increased risk and your test is positive, you should contact your own doctor as soon as possible, as it is your doctor who will assess whether you qualify early treatment for covid-19. Read more about early treatment here sst.dk/tabletbehandling (In Danish).

If you experience mild symptoms, such as runny nose, tingling in the throat, a few coughs, etc., but otherwise do not feel ill, you do not need to stay home or be tested.

The Danish Health Authority does not recommend testing if it is not relevant for any further treatment. If you are worried about whether you have covid-19 or for some other reason would like to know, for example if you live with a person at increased risk, you may want to consider taking a self-test. It is also still possible to book time for PCR tests in the public test system.

4. If you are told to get tested prior to hospitalisation, treatment or examination

If you are told, that you have to get tested prior to hospitalisation, treatment or any form of examination, your treatment provider can consult you, if you have any questions.

3. If you are a contact of someone who is infected

You are no longer recommended to get tested if you live with an infected person, or if you have had contact with an infected person in another context, i.e. If you are what was previously called a close or 'other' contact. This applies to both children and adults.

Updated 17 MAR 2022