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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.

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.

Opening hours, access, and level of service

Campus will be closed from December 9 until January 3. This includes Labs and the work spaces normally free for students to use. All libraries will close except for deposits and loans for research and teaching purposes. 

With regards to the written exams on campus, more information will be shared, when a final decision has been made.

Distance requirements

A minimum distance of one meter should always be maintained between you and your fellow students. However, as a rule, a minimum distance of two metres should be maintained in situations in which there is increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets. For example, this applies to activities involving physical exertion and in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.

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

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

Various social gatherings are possible if the distance requirements allow it. 


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.


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 common areas.

Dispensers with alcohol hand sanitizer are placed in each end of the floors and in each end of the atrium.
If you need personal protective equipment due to a special task where you are not able to uphold the distance requirement of one meter, you can inquire at FM for protective equipment such as gloves and face covers. 

FM can provide alcohol hand sanitizers and disinfectants for cleaning. 

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

Teaching and Meeting rooms

After spending time in teaching and meeting rooms, you must ensure that these spaces are aired out, and that contact surfaces (tables, chairs, door handles, etc.) are disinfected. In each teaching and meeting room you can find wipes with disinfectant.

Please leave the teaching room or meeting room 10 minutes before the next class or meeting starts and leave the door open to ensure that the room is vented. 


IxD Lab, Air Lab, Study Lab, Real Lab and PiT Lab are open for students when a lab manager can be present.

Opening hours can vary from one lab to another. Please arrange with the lab manager when to access the lab. 

Disposable gloves must always be used by staff and students while spending time in a lab. 

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

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 December 8, 2020