If you are a close contact to a corona-infected person
The Danish Health Authority asks everyone who has been tested positive for coronavirus to contact persons that they have been in close contact with, so they too can be tested. The purpose is to stop the spread.
If you have been in close contact with a person who is infected with coronavirus, you may also be infected.
When are you a close contact?
You are considered a close contact if you:
- live together with an infected person
- have had direct physical contact (a hug, for example) with and infected person
- have had unprotected and direct contact with secretion from an infected person (for example, you have been coughed on or have touched a used tissue)
- have had close face-to-face contact within a distance of 1 metre for more than 15 minutes with an infected person (a conversation, for example)
- have participated in the care of a corona-infected citizen/patient as a healthcare professional or similar and you did not use personal protective equipment.
- If people have followed the Danish Health Authority's advice about physical distancing, coughing etiquette and hygiene, very few will be categorised as a close contact.
In other words, a close contact is the people you live with and a few colleagues and friends from whom it has not been possible to keep a distance.
How to be tested
Your GP can refer you for a test.
When you have been referred, book an appointment as soon as possible on www.corona.dk
Note that you should book an appointment at specific intervals, and that one test will be enough for some people, whereas others need to be tested twice. Read more about this in the Danish Health Authority booklet:
Read more about booking, test results, self-isolation (while you are waiting for your test results), tracing infection and further information in the Danish Health Authority booklet: For those who are a close contact with a person infected with coronavirus
Go to coronaprover.dk and follow the guidelines to arrange your appointment
If you are in doubt, contact the national hotline on tel. +45 70 20 02 33
Where to be tested
Close contacts are tested in the national TestCentre Denmark's white tents (also called the society path).
See directions and where to park at TestCentre Denmark's tents in the Capital Region of Denmark
While you are waiting for the results of your test, you must stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
Most people will get their results within 24-48 hours.
If your test is positive, you will be contacted by Coronaopsporing under the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You will be advised about what to do when you are tested positive and you will be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became ill.
If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11.