CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Here you can find answers to work-related questions in connection with coronavirus. If you have any further questions, please contact your immediate supervisor. For more information please click here (in Danish).


General Information

Can Covid-19 test be during working hours?

If it is required that you have to be tested in connection with your work for example an official journey, the test will generally be during your normal working hours, and the time spent should be registered as such. 

If you have to be tested for reasons other than in connection with your work the test will be in your spare time.

Read more at the AU Covid-19 website.

Will the vaccination against Covid-19 be during working hours

As a rule, vaccination against Covid-19 should take place outside working hours, see the rules for medical appointments.  

What should I do if I get sick?

As usual, you should notify your manager of illness and absence in accordance with your unit’s guidelines. You are not obliged to provide information about the nature of your illness, but in this special situation, you are encouraged to inform your manager if your illness is likely to be a result of coronavirus/COVID-19. 

Absence due to illness will be registered as usual.

Read more at the AU Covid-19 website.

Can I get parental benefits if my children are sent home as a result of COVID-19?

In the periode 23 November 2021 to 28 February 2022 parents with children who have been sent home as a result of COVID-19 can receive parental benefits for up to 10 days of absence per child, cf. section 26(a) of the Act on Entitlement to Leave and Benefits in the Event of Childbirth (barselsloven).

It is a condition that:

  • Your child is under 14 years of age.
  • Your child has been sent home as a result of cases of infection with COVID-19 in childcare centres, schools or institutions, or that your child is infected with COVID-19.
  • You – (both parents, if they live at the same address) – cannot work from home.
  • You – (both parents, if they live at the same address) – have used any time off in lieu.
  • You do not receive pay or take holiday on the days in question.

You must present documentation to Udbetaling Danmark – the Public Benefits Administration to show that your child has been sent home, or present a COVID-19 test which shows that your child is infected with COVID-19. Aarhus University must inform Udbetaling Danmark – the Public Benefits Administration that you cannot work from home and that you do not have time off in lieu available, and that you do not receive pay or take holiday during the same period. Benefits can only be disbursed to one parent per day and only for full days of absence.

Compliance with the general terms and conditions in relation to benefits entitlement, including the employment requirement, in the Act on Entitlement to Leave and Benefits in the Event of Childbirth (barselsloven) is required. Absence must be reported by Aarhus University via www.virk.dk.

Read more afbout the legislation (in Danish).

What should I do if I belong to a high-risk group (e.g. chronic illness or pregnant)?

You should pay special attention to the general advice from the health authorities on reducing the risk of infection, including strict hygiene and distancing. You do not have to work from home. This is because the authorities don’t assess the risk of infection in the workplace as higher than in society in general.

In special cases, you and your manager may agree relocation to other assignments or working from home on the basis of a doctor's certificate.  

Special conditions that apply to international employees, PhD students and guests

Information to international employees, PhD students and guests is available here https://internationalstaff.au.dk/coronaviruscovid-19/ .

Holiday

Can I change my holiday plans if I don’t want to take my holiday due to the coronavirus?

In principle, agreed/scheduled holiday must be taken as planned.

The normal holiday rules still apply. You can find additional information about the general rules here.

Trips and stays abroad

Please find more information at the AU Covid-19 website.