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End of screening tests as of 21 February

The Danish Government has decided that it is no longer necessary to continue to test twice weekly at day-care centres, schools, adult, and youth institutions and educational institutions.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

As the winter holiday in many regions in Denmark ends tomorrow, pupils can return to school without the obligation to self-test twice a week. The Danish Health Board no longer recommends this instrument and the Danish Ministry for Education has therefore decided to end the recommended testing.

The end of the regular screening program is just step one in the return to normal and the end of massive testing; all publicly funded quick test centres  will close as of 5 March 2022 and at the same time there will be a gradual phasing out of the large-scale PCR testing program.

Schools will continue to provide self-test for pupils and employees who are contact to an infected person and the general recommendations for when to self-test as a contact person continue to be in vigour.

This means that starting Monday 21 February 2022:
– Self-testing twice a week as part of the screening program for pupils in schools and other education centres and institutions as well as for employees in day-care centres and other educational institutions is no longer necessary
– Self-test kits can still be supplied to contacts and in case of infection in a class

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