General public health guidelines for on-campus activities and behaviour

Aarhus University organises all activities in accordance with applicable public health guidelines and recommendations, including the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's basisniveau for håndtering af COVID-19 på de videregående uddannelser.

The guidelines apply to staff and students. They also apply to guests and other persons with a connection to Aarhus University.


Possibility for on-site activities

Aarhus University’s campuses have been completely reopened, and all employees and students are free to come to campus on condition that they comply with the Covid-19 prevention public health guidelines. 

General information on prevention

  • Everyone must comply with the Danish Health Authority's general guidelines to prevent the spread of infection, including guidance on cleaning, ventilation and hygiene.
  • However, please note that institutions of higher education are exempt from the Danish Health Authority’s general social distancing guidelines.
  • We encourage anyone who is not yet immune from Covid-19 due to vaccination or previous infection to get tested. See the public health authorities’ guidelines fortesting
  • Users of communal spaces (conference rooms, offices, classrooms, labs, group rooms, reading rooms, etc.) should ensure that these rooms are aired out frequently (using cross-ventilation where possible). Before leaving a room, users must make sure that the room is aired out, and that contact surfaces are cleaned or sanitised after use.
  • It is no longer a requirement to wear a face mask/face shield on campus.
  • Comply with the public health guidelines and as well as guidelines for what to do if you have symptoms, as described below.

Infection and symptoms

  • The general rule is that neither staff nor students should come to campus if they feel sick and/or have mild symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Employees who test positive for Covid-19 are encouraged to inform their immediate supervisor immediately. Students who test positive are encouraged to notify studies administration via the AU Covid-19 form.
  • AU encourages students and employees to use the official contact tracing app smitte|stop, which can assist with contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.

Guidance regarding at-risk groups

  • Employees in an at-risk group should discuss their situation with their immediate supervisor, who will make a concrete assessment of what steps should be taken.
  • If you are a student who belongs to a high-risk group, check the guidelines for classes and exams.

A special note on in-person classes

We ask that all teaching staff ensure that classrooms and lecture theatres are sanitised after classes/lectures and that they are aired out. Teachers may ask students to help sanitise the room. This is especially important in relation to contact surfaces, for example tables, chairs, light switches, door handles, etc.


Keep updated on how to handle symptoms and infection