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Is your parish in danger of a new lockdown? Find out here

The reopening agreement sets a range of criteria for closing areas locally should they reach high levels of spread. In a range of parishes the level of spread has increased and they are threatened by new local lockdowns.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

The local area is no longer just a municipality but instead the health authorities will look at the level of spread in a parish.

Denmark has 2,201 parishes and thus in any given municipality, it is possible to close just the parish with high spread.

Closing means closing schools, cultural institutions, and leisure activities.

The 3 criteria looked at are (per seven days):

-Level of incidence at more than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants.
-More than 20 new infections per week
-Level of positive tests at more than 2,5 percent

If all three criteria are met the parish closes.

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At the online site of you can follow the updated figures for your parish, just plot in your adresse and the parish you belong to shows up with the infection levels.

On the map itself all parishes with high levels are red, those that are closed have red lines showing at their parish.

In the Copenhagen area, the municipality of Gentofte is quite hard hit in the parishes of Maglegård Sogn and Ordrup Sogn who each have surpassed the levels of two criteria, and should they pass the last one they will be meet with restrictions by the health authorities.

Also the municipality of Hørsholm in North Zealand has a parish with schools, leisure activites and cultural institutions that are being closed again, in Jutland Horsens and Esbjerg as well.
It was expected that the reopening would give rise to spread but with massive testing the epidemic is still under control and vaccinations are picking up for all above the age of 50 before the summer.

Find the map here (in Danish but quite easy to navigate)

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