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Guidelines for health and safety in relation to COVID-19

The university is continuously monitoring the latest advice and recommendations from the Danish Health Authority, and we will update the guidelines on this page regularly.

Taking precautions is the key to everyone’s health. We therefore expect that everyone working and studying on campus will conform to the health and safety measures – i.e. respecting physical distancing requirements and keeping good hand hygiene – for the sake of everyone’s safety.

Opening hours, access, and level of service

Opening hours are from 8.00 - 14.30. The re-opening includes Labs, teaching rooms and meeting rooms and you need to have a booking for entering.

The work spaces normally free for students to use, like the balconies, reading areas and thesis work places are not for use, since the distance requirement cannot be met.

All libraries are closed except for deposits and loans for research and teaching purposes.

Negative Covid-19 test required

In order to enter campus at Rued Langgards Vej, you should be able to show a negative Covid-19 test no more than 72 hours old. You will not be checked at the entrance but there will be random checks. 

Distance requirements

A minimum distance of two meters should always be maintained between you and your fellow students. Due to the increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets, this is very important. This applies especially to activities involving physical exertion and in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.

The distance between seated persons should be measured from the centers of their chair seats. In auditoriums, meeting rooms and other communal spaces, there must always be a distance of at least 2 meters between seated persons. 

Rooms should be aired out regularly, particularly meeting rooms with several persons. 


When arriving at ITU, you must wash or disinfect your hands. Please wash or disinfect your hands on a regular basis during the day.

Stairs and elevators

Traffic on the stairs will be one-way. Please observe the signs by the stairs for guidance. Elevators can only be used by a limited number of persons at a time. Please, read the instructions by the elevators.

The biking facilities in the basement is in use but all other facilities in the basement will be closed.

If you are experiencing symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 – cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, or sore throat – you should stay at home. If the symptoms appear while you are staying at ITU, you should leave campus immediately and contact your doctor.

If you have tested positive

If you have COVID-19 you must stay at home until you are well again and have been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours. 

You are obliged to inform SAP by email (, that you are ill with COVID-19. Please inform SAP about the areas at ITU that you have stayed within the last 48 hours  and whom you have had close contact to. This means persons at ITU you have for instance given a hug or persons you have stayed close to for more than 15 minutes. Close is defined as less than 1 meter. 

You also need to contact students and employees that you have been in close contact with while being contagious. For further assistance you can call the hotline set up to help trace close contacts on +4570200233. You can also call Coronasporing, a new contact tracing unit placed under the Danish Patient Safety Authority, on +4532320511.


We have increased the level of cleaning to mitigate the disease. 

High-touch surfaces – e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, railings, toilets, water taps, sinks etc. – will be cleaned twice a day in all the common areas which are in use. Tables which are only used by one employee will be cleaned once a day. 

You are expected to tidy up before leaving the area you have used.
Dispensers with alcohol hand sanitizer are placed in each end of the floors and in each end of the atrium.

If you use the labs you must follow the cleaning instructions in the lab. Read more here

Teaching and Meeting rooms

By the end of your allotted time slot, you must ensure that your skybox or classroom is vented, and that contact surfaces such as tables, chairs, door handles etc., are disinfected. In each meeting room you can find a disinfectant, you can use. 

You must observe your allotted time slots as they are set to enable cleaning and ventilation before your fellow students arrive to use the room next. We suggest that you select a person who are responsible for everyone leaving the room on time.  

See the FAQ for how to book


Students are not allowed to use the desks at the balconies  for group work as it is not possible to keep a two meters distance when seated there. 


IxD Lab, Air Lab, Dirty Lab, Games Lab, Ethos Lab, Build Lab, Dasya Lab and Real Lab are open. Opening hours can vary from one lab to another within the time-period of 8.00-14.30. See the FAQ for how to book

Remember to follow the cleaning instructions
If you use the labs you must follow the cleaning instructions in the lab. That includes cleaning the equipment, tables, doorknobs, switches, keyboards, screens, water taps etc. after use.

Preferably, equipment should only be used by one person at a time. If you need to share equipment, you should ensure the equipment is kept clean and reduce the time spent in close contact.

Holiday abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is continuously revising their travel guidelines and adding more Schengen member states allowing foreign arrivals to the running list of countries, you may travel to. Find more information here.

Last updated April 9, 2021