At Esbjerg Gymnasium we follow the Danish Health Authority’s’ guidelines as stated on the website

Watch for Covid-19 symptoms

  • Fever or chills

  • Dry cough

  • Troubled breathing or shortness of breath

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Furthermore, you do not necessarily show all symptoms at once. If you have a runny nose and no other symptoms, it is not a sign of Covid-19.

The Danish Health Authority will continue to update their guidelines as they learn more about COVID-19.

If infected by Covid-19

If you suspect that you have Covid-19 or any of your close contacts have Covid-19, you must contact the school immediately.

  • If sick DO NOT attend school.

  • Stay home until you get a negative test result. Remember to do your homework, assignments and check Lectio regularly.

  • Show the negative test result at school, the morning after having received the results.

If the above-mentioned procedures have been followed, your absence will be removed, starting from the first day of your sick leave till the date of the negative test result.

If a student is infected, their whole class will be sent home, as well as their close contacts i.e. other students from their elective subjects. Students who have been sent home, classmates or close contacts, must be tested on days 4 and 6 after their last contact with the infected student. You sign up for a test through your own medical practitioner or hospital. You must only attend school again, once you have a negative test result from day 4. The test on day 6 is an extra precaution.

When a class has been sent home, virtual education will be put in place.

Close contacts

  • Persons sharing a home with an infected person

  • Persons who have had direct physical contact with an infected person (e.g. through hugging)

  • People who have had unprotected and direct contact with secretions from an infected person (e.g. through being coughed on or through touching a used handkerchief, tissue etc.)

  • People who have had close face-to-face contact (at a distance of less than one meter for more than 15 minutes) with an infected person (e.g. through having had a conversation with the infected person)

People who have followed the Danish Health Authority’s guidance on social distancing, respiratory

hygiene and hygiene in general are not very likely to be categorized as close contacts.

Rules and regulations at school

It is of outmost importance to follow the Danish Health Authority’s guidelines.

  1. Outside the classroom:

    • Keep your distance and maintain at least 1-meter distance to others, and asks others to be considerate

    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. There are sanitizers placed around the school and in all classrooms.

    • Cough, sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands

    • Limit physical contact – avoid handshakes, refuse kisses on the cheek and avoid hugging

    • Be diligent with cleaning

    • Follow the directional cues and arrows in the hallways and staircases.

  2. Students are only allowed to be with the home room class or IB-year either in their classroom, their designated table in the cafeteria or designated area outside.

  3. Group work is only allowed in the above-mentioned areas.

  4. Indoor areas designed for group work will remained closed.

  5. The smoking shed will remain closed.

  6. Students are only allowed to stay at school during school hours.