Denmark to stop designating COVID as a ‘socially critical disease’

Aug 27, 2021

On 27 August, the Danish Ministry of Health announced that the current categorisation of COVID as a “socially critical disease” will end on 10 September 2021. The government made this decision alongside health authorities and professionals from the Epidemic Commission. According to the Ministry of Health, it comes as a result of the country’s successful vaccine rollout and strong epidemic control.

No legal basis to maintain restrictions

Until now, the categorisation has made it possible to introduce restrictions and measures such as assembly bans, national Coronapas, and face mask requirements. After 10 September, the provisions of the Epidemic Act will reportedly no longer be valid.