Kids will be first to open Denmark while shopping centers etc will remain closed said PM in today’s press conference

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during a press briefing on COVID-19 in Denmark, in the State Department, Monday, April 6, 2020. Photo: Philip Davali/ Ritzau Scanpix)

After almost a month of lockdown, PM Mette Frederiksen announced today that Denmark will open graudually after easter. While many thought it will be elders who will first open Denmark but younger kids of day care institutions and primary school children from 0 to 5th grade will be opening Denmark from April 15th. Altogether, there are almost 300,000 children enrolled in either a daycare or attending primary school’s smallest classes.

Public Sector

Public sector employees will continue working from home and PM urged that private sector could do the same.

Read more: Denmark gradually opening up again after Easter

Large Event and Borders

All big event will be banned until August. Borders and gathering of more than 10 persons will be banned until 10th May.

School exams

Students from 6th to 10th grades must still attend school from home. That goes until May 10th.

This applies to after-school and free vocational schools. And there will be no final exams in primary school this year. 

Students who are about to finish secondary education, the proposal is that you will take the exam in a different and limited way, says Mette Frederiksen.

Higher education institutions will remain closed until May 10.

Read more: Regeringen åbner vuggestuer, børnehaver og skolen for de mindste børn i næste uge

Shopping centers etc

Shopping centers, churches, associations, cinemas houses, fitness centers etc will remain close until 10th of May.

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