Denmark has closed its borders up to and including 13 April 2020. This means that only Danish citizens and foreigners with a valid purpose can enter Denmark. A valid purpose could, for example, be that you have employment in Denmark.
For employees of the Capital Region of Denmark who live abroad - e.g. in Sweden - this means that you must provide proof of valid purpose when entering Denmark.
On 14 March, the Capital Region of Denmark sent a letter documenting your employment with the region to your eBoks (or your work email, if you are not registered for digital post). Present the letter at the Danish border as documentation of your valid purpose for entering Denmark.
Students (updated 27 March, 10:00)
Students and trainees can help deal with the current extraordinary circumstances. It has therefore been agreed that clinical rotations should continue as far as possible.
Students will not be sent into placement until the situation changes. For student social and healthcare assistants, this means that they will not have hospital and/or psychiatry work placement before the situation has changed. This is because they have no previous experience in the areas.
Normal group teaching has been cancelled.
As usual, students and trainees can help by:
Carrying out tasks for which they are qualified based on where they are in their studies.
Carrying out tasks that they are not qualified for, but with sufficient guidance.
What tasks this will include will be based on an assessment by the student’s place of work.
Hospitals and departments will individually decide whether they choose to keep students on clinical rotations. This will depend on whether there are any tasks that the student can help with.
Students employed by the Capital Region of Denmark will continue to receive their salary if they are sent home.
If a hospital or department decides to cancel placements, they will notify the relevant institution/school and CHRU. It must then be clarified how the cancellation will effect the relevant training programmes. Further information on this will follow.
The clinical place of training will ensure the safety of students on clinical rotation. Students must take the same precautions as other employees of the Capital Region of Denmark and should not go to work if they are ill.
If hospitals need extra help from medical students who are not on clinical rotation, for example, or students who have been sent home, then students etc. providing such help can be included in other ways. However, this will not be considered as part of their clinical study programme.
On 21 March, the Danish Ministry of Education issued a temporary Executive Order making it possible to extend work placement for a number of vocational education and training programmes. This is to create greater flexibility and make it possible to use student labour. More specifically, it means that a work placement employer and a student can agree to extend the placement. This applies for paramedic (ambulancebehandler), service assistant, as well as social and health care assistant programmes, and the extension can be for up to two months, although only if the extension is because the student is on work placement in order to be part of critical social functions to prevent and mitigate COVID-19. If the employer sends the student home as a consequence of measures concerning COVID-19, it will be possible to shorten or extend the work placement. It will also be possible to swap around school and work placement periods.
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Students employed by the Capital Region of Denmark will be informed by the relevant vocational colleges. Furthermore, all students employed by the Capital Region of Denmark have received a letter clarifying that students should show up at their placement and that the placement site will decide whether they can continue their clinical rotation.
Some municipalities in the Capital Region of Denmark have decided to stop all clinical rotations. Students employed by the Capital Region of Denmark with scheduled rotations in these municipalities will therefore not be able to complete them.
For additional information regarding clinical rotations, please contact the hospital, company or centre responsible for the activity.
Meetings, courses and training activities
Regional training activities (updated 19 March, 16:00)
All normal regional course and training activities, including management development, that are not linked to skills-upgrading in connection coronavirus, have been cancelled up to and including the end of May.
Theory-based course activities and larger gatherings of students have also been cancelled.
For additional information regarding courses and training, please contact the hospital, company or centre responsible for the activity. Questions regarding specific activities should be submitted to the organiser of the activity.
Meetings and conferences, etc. (updated 19 March, 16:30)
Gatherings of more than ten people are no longer permitted in Denmark. Public and private hospitals, clinics, private practices and enterprises run by authorised healthcare professionals are not included in the ban.
Employees of the Capital Region of Denmark should generally not participate in work-related conferences or large meetings, etc. For each individual case, consider whether the meeting can be postponed, held via video or over the phone, etc.
We recommend that, as far as possible, all meetings be held via virtual media or similar.
Hand wash and handshakes