The novel coronavirus

Political agreement reached on further reopening

Phase 2 means that, with effect from 18 May, universities can conduct teaching and examinations requiring physical attendance.

The reopening of Denmark is about to take another step forward. The government and the parliamentary parties have agreed on phase 2 of a controlled reopening of Danish society. To read more about the agreement, please see the website of the Prime Minister's Office: http://www.stm.dk/_p_14947.html.

Phase 2 means that, with effect from 18 May, universities can conduct teaching and examinations requiring physical attendance.

Further details as well as specific guidelines, etc. for the partial reopening will be clarified and determined next week (week 20) in a dialogue between the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the universities. The opening must be done in a controlled manner in line with the health authorities' guidelines.

In addition, a political agreement has been reached for a longer-term opening of Danish society (phase 3 and phase 4). To read more about the agreement, please see the website of the Prime Minister’s Office: http://stm.dk/_p_14948.html.

Phase 3 becomes effective on 8 June and has particular importance for universities in the following areas:

  • Full opening of public research activities requiring attendance
  • Increased physical presence in public workplaces

From the beginning of August, the universities will be able to open all of their programmes (phase 4).

The phase 3 and phase 4 openings depend on the epidemic being kept at a controlled level.

In the coming week (week 20), SDU will prepare how teaching and examination activities requiring physical attendance can commence from Monday 18 May. The faculties will send out further details for students and staff during week 20.

Best regards,

Thomas Buchvald Vind
University Director

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