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COVID-19 information for students

Important Information

Latest news: 21 April 2021

Under the authorities’ current guidelines for travel to Denmark, you can travel to Denmark in order to study. However, in order to enter the country, you must be traveling from a country that is not classified ‘red’ in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark’s travel advisories. Check the overview from the ministry for more information; please note that it is subject to change at short notice. On 21 April, a map will be available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark website.

 

If you are traveling from a land categorized as ‘orange’, ‘yellow’ or ‘green’, you may enter the country. At Dania, we are not in a position to predict how the situation will develop, it is therefore of high importance that you keep yourself updated on: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark

 

Latest news: 4 April

Dear students,

There must only be approx. 20 - 30% of our students on campus at the same time, and we need to make sure we have a negative corona test that is no more than 72 hours old. By 21 April, the opportunity for self-testing on campus must be established. It requires trained supervisors, where we depend on course providers. It will take some time for us to establish in the next few weeks.

Therefore, as previously announced, expect that there will be a large amount of online tuition until the summer holidays. Our study management will focus on presence at particularly important activities. We will be happy if you tell your lecturers what you experience as important to you.

 

 

  • Maintaining good hygiene

    The health authorities have published various guidelines about hygiene. The Coronavirus may, for example, spread via handshakes or droplets from coughing or sneezing, and it is important that you protect yourself and others from infection. One way of doing this is to wash your hands frequently, for instance when you arrive at the campus, after breaks, before and after lunch, and before leaving the campus. Furthermore, we urge you to use the hand sanitizers that are available around the campus.

    Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, not into your hand. It is also a very good idea to clean your phone, tablet and computer with a cleaning wipe every day, and to avoid lending your devices to fellow students.

  • Social Distancing

    At Dania, we follow the Danish Health Authority’s guidelines for preventing infectious disease. We keep a social distance of one meter and make sure that we only gather in small groups with lecturers, fellow students and all other people at the campus. This also means that you must avoid handshakes, hugs and cheek kissing.

    However, when you attend classes with your core group of 25–30 students, there is no social distancing requirement. Even so, it is important that you keep your distance to other groups of students on the campus in order to avoid a superspreading event, in case one of you has caught COVID-19.

    In exceptional cases, and with special permission, we may teach classes of up to 50 students, as long as we take special precautions, such as all students looking in the same direction and mingling as little as possible.

    If you participate in lectures with groups other than your core group, or in elective classes mixing students from different core groups or study programs, you may not mingle with students from other core groups/programs. You must sit together with students from you own core group and keep a distance of one meter to other students.

    We may have to mix different core groups in connection with lab or workshop classes without being able to comply with social distancing requirements. In such cases you must use protective equipment, such as face masks or face shields, and keep a high standard of hand hygiene. If this becomes necessary, Dania will provide the necessary protective equipment.

    In the classrooms and common areas on campus, we have placed tables, chairs and couches in small groups or placed distance markers. Please note that you may not move the furniture, and that you must respect the distance markers. In the cafeteria, outside the lavatories and the reception/study administration, you will find distance markers enabling you to keep the necessary distance to others.

  • Cafeteria and lunching in groups

    At lunch, you must eat only with your core group.

    At campuses with a cafeteria, the tables have been placed with the necessary distance to enable core groups to eat together.

    When the cafeteria re-opens for business, there will be distance markers at the counter. When we are ready to re-open the cafeteria, you will receive further information of opening hours, menu etc.

  • In case of infection with Covid-19

    Stay at home if you experience even mild symptoms of the disease. If you have had COVID-19, you are officially recovered when you have been symptom-free for 48 hours, and you may return to the academy and come to classes.

    If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you must inform your program secretary, who will inform the lecturers and fellow students you have been in contact with by e-mail. Please also be aware of the Danish Health Authority’s information material for close personal contacts
    (https://www.sst.dk/da/corona-eng/FAQ#uk-corona-faq-kontaktopsporing).

    The national testing strategy of the Danish Health Authority aims to identify the people you have been in close contact with. However, by following the authorities’ general advice on social distancing, coughing and hygiene, you will have been in close contact with very few people.

    The Danish Patient Safety Authority has set up a contact-tracing unit (“the Corona Tracing Unit”), which offers support in tracing close contacts. If you test positive, the unit will contact you and inform you about necessary precautions and self-isolation.

    If a student has been infected, lecturers and fellow students must be especially aware of any symptoms of COVID-19 and be extra careful to follow general guidelines on hygiene. They may, however, continue to come to the campus.

  • Face masks

    Face masks are must be worn on campus.

  • Let's all help each other

    We will only succeed in following all of the guidelines above if we help and respect each other. Some people worry more than others, some follow guidelines to the letter, while others may be less concerned. This goes for Dania Academy and for society in general.

    Despite your personal opinion of the precautions against COVID-19, we urge you all to help each other, and to respect the guidelines – for everyone’s sake.

    We also encourage you to discuss frequently with your lecturers how classes are conducted, to make sure that you make the most from all the new approaches to teaching. COVID-19 has put us all in a new situation, and cooperation across the board is necessary if we want to succeed.

    Our student counsellors are always ready to help you, whether you need specific advice or just want to talk about your studies and well-being.

You can find more information as well as answers to several other questions on the Ministry's website. 

Entering Denmark

On 13 April 2021, a broad political majority entered into an agreement on how the gradual reopening of travelling into and out of Denmark will proceed. A regional model of travel restrictions is reintroduced, with automatic adjustments based on a number of factors, including notification rates, which means changes for both the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice, the entry restrictions and the requirements for testing and isolation after entry into Denmark. 

Entering Denmark as a new student

You can enter Denmark if you have been admitted to an educational institution in Denmark. You must enter Denmark as late as possible before the start of your study programme. If you have already found a place to stay, you can enter Denmark from the date when your lease commences or when you can move into your accommodation. If you have been issued with a student residence permit, you can present your residence permit as proof that you are entitled to live and stay in Denmark.

Relevant documents

A letter of confirmation from the educational institution at which you have enrolled or at which you are taking an admission test. It must also appear that the educational institution is open and that you have a business requiring physical presence such as classes or an exam.

  • If you enter Denmark more than two weeks before the start of your study programme to settle in Denmark, you should bring the lease, deed of conveyance or the like.
  • If you have been issued with a student residence permit, you can present your residence permit as proof that you are entitled to live and stay in Denmark.

 

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