Prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection
Requirements and recommendations for migrant workers.
Testing plan and PCR test requirements
Mobile workers traveling to Denmark are required to take three Covid-19 tests and stay in isolation.
Mobile workers traveling to Denmark must stay in isolation for 10 days. The employee may carry out their work during this period, but must remain in isolation outside working hours.
Three Covid-19 tests:
- No more than 24 hours before entry into Denmark
- No more than 24 hours after entry into Denmark
- No earlier than 48 hours and no later than 96 hours after the test that allows the employee entry into Denmark, they must take a PCR test. As an employer of mobile workers, you must ensure that these employees take the PCR test within the required timeframe. If the PCR test result is negative, the employee is no longer required to remain in isolation.
In addition, employers must prepare a written plan for the third Covid-19 test of mobile workers traveling to Denmark.
The Danish Working Environment Authority carries out inspections to ensure that employers have an up-to-date plan for PCR testing and comply with the rules to ensure that mobile workers traveling to Denmark take PCR tests.
Requirements for residential conditions plan
As an employer, you must ensure that the accommodation provided to your employees meet a number of requirements.
If there are two or more employees living in the same residence, you must also prepare a plan for residential conditions that shows how you have taken into account preventing Covid-19 infections among the employees occupying the residence.
The Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) carries out inspections to ensure the plan complies with the requirements.
If you are unable to provide a plan, or if the plan is inadequate, the Danish Working Environment Authority can issue an immediate enforcement notice and notify the relevant municipality of the conditions. These rules apply to all forms of accommodation.
Recommendations for migrant workers
Employers of migrant labour are encouraged to follow a number of recommendations to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection:
Wear a face mask when travelling with someone else
You are encouraged to ensure that your employees wear face maskes when travelling with more than two people in a vehicle when the journey is work-related. This also applies to transport to and from work when your employees travel together.
Organisation of work into ”family groups”
In order to reduce the spread of infection in the workplace, organising work into smaller groups is recommended, with the same 5-10 people working and taking their breaks together.
Keep an updated list of contact details for employees in the RUT register
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection, you are required to draw up a list of contact details for the employees you have stationed or employed in Denmark.
Relevant contact details are telephone number, email address and Danish home address.
Service providers and their contact persons must be able to submit the list of contact details to the Danish Working Environment Authority (WEA) if requested by the Authority.
It is important that the list of contact details is prepared in advance, so that it can be presented to the WEA without delaying any inspections. If the WEA contacts you by phone, you must also be able to provide the contact details within a reasonable period of time.
Failure to submit the contact details will be subject to a fine.
The details provided can be disclosed to other public authorities for the purpose of restricting the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Use the infection detection app "Smitte | stop” (infection stop)
Always inform and encourage your employees to use the "Smitte | stop”infection tracing app.
Use of self-isolation facilities
If one of your migrant workers is infected with coronavirus, ensure that the person infected uses the municipal self-isolation facilities to prevent the spread of infection.
Contact your local municipality for more information about the isolation facilities.
Using mobile test units
Employers can offer their employees a COVID-19 test at a mobile testing unit at the workplace.
The Danish regional authorities send available mobile units to large workplaces, camps, site accommodation, etc. in the region.
Information about the risk of infection in other languages
Employers are encouraged to set up information material on the COVID-19 risk of infection, including expectations for employees with regard to hygiene, distance, etc. Signs can be posted in languages other than Danish to the relevant extent.