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Admission to SDU requires a valid corona passport from Monday 29 November

New COVID-19 restrictions mean that students, employees and visitors to SDU must be able to present a valid corona passport at SDU’s locations from Monday 29 November. Random inspections will be carried out.

From Monday 29 November, you must either be vaccinated or be able to present a valid negative test for COVID-19 if you show up at SDU.

The Epidemic Committee of the Danish Parliament has adopted new restrictions, which means that employees, students and visitors at higher education institutions are required to have a valid corona passport.

The new restrictions also mean that the validity of a negative COVID-19 test will be shortened. A negative PCR test is now only valid for 72 hours, while an antigen test (rapid test) is valid for 48 hours.

Random inspections at the University

Starting Monday 29 November, SDU will, as a result of the new rules, carry out random inspections to ensure students, staff and visitors have a valid corona passport. The random inspections are carried out by corona guards with clear markings on their clothes.

SDU is awaiting more detailed rules from the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science. Following this, SDU will spend the next few days preparing specific guidelines for handling the new restrictions at SDU. The new guidelines will be posted at https://mitsdu.dk/en/corona and https://sdunet.dk/en/corona at the beginning of next week.

Hopefully, the requirement for a valid corona passport in case of in-person attendance at SDU can also help create peace of mind among students, staff and visitors, knowing that everyone else has also been vaccinated or tested recently. 

The situation is being closely monitored

SDU’s management appeals to students and staff to continue to follow the authorities’ recommendations and show consideration by following the University’s principles of caution, inclusiveness and trust.

Any students who become infected with COVID-19 are encouraged to register this via the Corona button in SPOC

Any employees who become infected with COVID-19 are encouraged to follow the normal procedure for notification of illness.  

Information about cases of infection at SDU can prove helpful if other students or staff at SDU need to be informed in the event the infected person does not have contact information for any close contacts.

Through the Corona button in SPOC, students can also submit questions that may not have been answered in the FAQ.

In the event of any further measures, the information is announced via SDU’s own channels.

Read more about the coronavirus and the health authorities’ current recommendations at https://coronasmitte.dk/.

Stay informed through our FAQ, which is updated regularly:

For students: https://mitsdu.dk/en/corona
For staff members: https://sdunet.dk/en/corona

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Buchvald Vind
University Director

 

The official recommendations and advice of the health authorities

The Danish Health Authority encourages citizens to follow 6 general tips to prevent infection (read more at https://coronasmitte.dk/raad-og-regler/emner/forebyg-smitte):

1.       Get vaccinated

2.       Stay home and get tested if you have symptoms

3.       Keep a safe distance to others

4.       Air out rooms and ensure proper ventilation

5.       Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser

6.       Clean regularly, especially multi-contact points and surfaces

The Danish Health Authority recommends getting tested for COVID-19 in the following situations (read more at https://en.coronasmitte.dk/test-for-covid-19)

  • If you experience symptoms, you should self-isolate and take a PCR-test as soon as possible
  • If you are a close contact, you should take a PCR test and follow the guide ‘Er du nær kontakt?’ (link: https://coronasmitte.dk/raad-og-regler/emner/naer-kontakt-/generel-guide)
  • If you think you may be infected (e.g. due to a message in the ‘smittestop’ (infection stop) app or you found yourself in a situation with an increased risk of infection spread), you should take a test (either a PCR test or rapid test).

 

 

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Editing was completed: 26.11.2021