Government unveils third phase of reopening 

If the infection rate remains stable, cinemas, zoos, museums, and amusement parks can reopen on June 8

Only increased infection numbers can burst their bubble (photo: Pixabay)
May 11th, 2020 11:48 am| by Christian W

With the second phase of reopening Denmark from coronavirus lockdown kicking off today, the government has revealed that it intends to usher in the third reopening phase on June 8.

The agreement reached in Parliament includes ongoing gathering limitations increasing from 10 to 30-50 people and the possibility of weddings and confirmations being allowed to take place under certain guidelines.

The third phase of the reopening will also include the likes of cinemas, zoos, museums and amusement parks opening their doors again.

The government also stated that some parts of Denmark could open up before others, depending on infection rates.

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However, there are five criteria that need to be in place before phase three can occur. 

These are a public testing strategy, the use of protective equipment, social distancing, good hygiene and avoiding super-spreaders.

Universities, night life (nightclubs etc), fitness centres and swimming pools are among the areas that will need to wait until early August to open up during phase 4.

Phase 3 - Opening on June 8 are: 

– culture and activities such as museums, theatre, art exhibitions, cinemas and aquariums

– outdoor amusement parks

– zoos and botanical gardens

– summer activities for children and young people

– areas of the public sector particularly prone to cases being backlogged 

– full opening of public research activities that require researchers to be present

– adult education geared towards the unemployed (such as language centres)

– indoor sports and associations, including night school

– folk high schools