We ask all volunteers to make sure their interactions with the world around them is compatible with the most recent recommendations of health authorities with regards to the spread of the Corona virus COVID-19.

For volunteers currently in Denmark, or arriving in Denmark soon, please keep up to date with the Danish Government’s rules and regulations.

For current rules and regulations, please see the corona website:

DENMARK: the requirement to a wear face mask or shield will be extended to apply in retail shops and at educational, cultural and recreational institutions from 29 October 2020 until the end of 2 January 2021. A face mask or shield is not required when you are seated.

Customers at bars, cafes and restaurants must still wear a face mask or shield while standing.

The requirement to wear a face mask etc. on public transport will also apply until the end of 2 January 2021.

coronasmitte.dk (26th October 2020)

For facts about COVID-19 and how to limit the spread of infection, please see the Danish Health Authority’s website. Here you also find information about what to do if you suspect you are infected. If you need further help understanding the process, please contact your coordinator at the Dansk ICYE office.

For volunteers travelling from Denmark to another country, please keep updated about local rules and restrictions through an embassy in the country you are visiting. For a list of Danish embassies, you can find the official websites for these through the Danish Foreign Ministry’s website.

In case you are travelling from or have recently travelled through a higher risk area, please check the recommendations of the country you are travelling to, as restrictions may apply (e.g. face masks, travel ban, quarantine, or isolation).

If you are a volunteer currently volunteering in Denmark and you wish to travel Europe during your stay, you need to be aware of the current travel advice. The list is regularly updated.

For countries marked in yellow, you are adviced to be careful during your travels.

For countries in orange, the Danish Foreign Ministry is currently advising against non-essential travels here. If you are planning a shorter trip as a tourist to an orange country we strongly advise against completing this trip, as you risk bringing the infection back to your host family or project upon return to Denmark. We cannot support this risk.

We advise you to talk to your host family and colleagues about the rules and regulations as they may change during your stay. If a region of Denmark is experiencing a rise in the number of infected, the region may impose stricter rules for their area for a limited period of time.

In Case of Infection

We will take the necessary health precautions for our projects, host families, and volunteers and we expect all to follow the guidelines laid out by the Danish government. As one of these health precautions, we expect new volunteers arriving in Denmark to get a free COVID test shortly after arrival.

If you suspect you are infected, please keep extra distance to the people around you (2 meters) and wear a mask. Please isolate until you are able to be tested. Please wear a mask to the testing facility.

If you suspect you are infected, please book an appointment for a test. The test is free.
Previously, you needed to contact your doctor to be referred to a test. This is no longer needed. Only call your doctor if you feel so ill that you would like to consult a doctor

If you have been with people who have tested positive, you may want to also have a test to make sure you are not also infected. This test is also free.

You book your appointment at coronaproever.dk.

As a volunteer or host family connected to Dansk ICYE, we expect you to contact us as soon as possible if you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival or during your stay.

Isolation

  • If you live with a host family, we expect you to isolate in the host family’s house, as any other member of their family would.
  • If you live at your project, for example at an “efterskole”, the project will help you to make sure you can isolate there. Typically this will mean not sharing a room with anyone, having access to a bathroom only you use, and having meals brought to your room.
  • If you live in your own apartment, you should isolate in your room. If you share a bathroom with a flatmate, you should disinfect after every use.

In case you are not able to isolate in your current accommodation, the municipality can offer to relocate you during your isolation. The municipality will evaluate your situation and only offer relocation in the following cases:

  • You live in a house where you don’t have your own room.
  • You live with persons who are in a serious risk group in relation to getting the infection and you are not able to keep a safe distance to them.
  • You live with adults who cannot understand the need for distance – for example adults with cognitive disabilities or dementia.

You should contact the municipality after you have received your COVID test reply if you wish to be offered an isolation relocation.

Contact Us

If you are having any questions regarding the situation and guidelines, feel free to contact us.

Staff members are present at the ICYE office throughout the week, but not all members of staff are available on all days. If you are looking for a specific person at the Dansk ICYE office, you will always be able to reach us through e-mail.
Find the person you’re looking for through the contact details.

Phone hours
Monday – Thursday09:00 – 15:00
Friday09:00 – 13:00