To Design Matters, the safety of its attendees, speakers, and staff is a priority. This is why Design Matters follows all the directions and recommendations from the Danish authorities.
The latest Government regulations
According to the latest announcement by the Danish government, restrictions will be lifted on the dates in which Design Matters 21 will take place.
However ,to help prevent the spread of the novel Delta variant, Design Matters will STILL REQUIRE ALL PARTICIPANTS AND STAFF TO SHOW A NEGATIVE TEST OR A PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE ENTRANCE. Those without a negative test or proof of vaccination will not be allowed to join the event.
Testing is free in Denmark. You do not need an appointment to book a rapid (antigen) test and results can be provided by text message or you can wait at the test centre for 15-30 minutes for your results. There are several Rapid Test Centres in Copenhagen, find them at cphmed.com . The closest Rapid Test Centre to the venue is DGI Byen, in Tietgensgade 67, København 1704.
Testing stations have also been set up at Copenhagen Airport/the Øresund Bridge, at Billund Airport and at the Kruså and Frøslev border crossings to Germany. Danes and foreign tourists can be tested for COVID-19 at these stations, which will be open every day at least during the daytime. People entering Denmark can call the official coronavirus hotline at tel. +45 70 20 02 33 for further information.
All people resident in Denmark and issued with the Danish NemID will receive their test result at www.sundhed.dk no later than 48 hours after the test. Residents who have been invited for a test by SSI via email in e-Boks can book an appointment on coronaprover.dk. TestCentre Denmark’s clinics in the Capital Region of Denmark are at Fælledparken, Friheden, Ballerup, Hillerød, Bornholm. Find more information here.
Hand sanitiser will be at everyone’s disposal in the spaces of the event. Every seat will be positioned at a safe distance to ensure that the number of people per square metre adheres the Government rules.
Do not show up if you have symptoms of illness and you have been in areas where there may be a potential risk of infection. We require that participants, speakers, and staff get tested for COVID-19 before attending the event if they have not received the vaccine yet.
We trust the sense of responsibility of the people taking part in the event to act in a way that doesn’t put others in danger. If you have taken a test, and you test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the physical event (you can still get a Live Stream ticket and enjoy the conference!).
To guarantee the safest possible environment, Design Matters will:
– provide spacious and well ventilated areas
– only accept participants from Denmark, and Countries that are marked by the Danish Government as ‘open’. Participants from banned countries will not be accepted.
Download the app
We encourage everyone who joins the conference to download the app smittestop, which can help us detect infections and prevent the spread of the virus. You can download the app at www.smittestop.dk.
If you think you need medical assistance, contact the numbers listed in this document compiled by the Danish Health Authority.
Who can travel to Denmark
People who reside in an ‘open’ country, can travel into Denmark with a worthy purpose. Coming to attend Design Matters falls into the worthy purpose of work/business/study, and, as stated by the Police, you must be able to present evidence, such as an email, of the time and place of the event.
If you are flying to Copenhagen, check-in online and use contactless services when you can, and make sure that you bring with you a sufficient amount of face masks for the entire journey. Remember to always wear a mask at the airport, on the aircraft, and until you exit the airport. Always maintain a safe distance of 1 metre between you and other travellers.
If you wish to be tested for COVID-19 at the Copenhagen Airport, you can do that at the test centre in the parking area P5, outside of Terminal 3. Read more how to travel safely through Copenhagen Airport here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Design Matters Team