Mette Frederiksen press conference: Maximum of ten people should gather for Christmas

by Ashton Christensen

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has announced the authorities’ recommendations on how to host your Christmas Eve in 2020.

She states that a maximum of 10 people should gather for Christmas Eve and other Christmas days as well as New Year’s Eve.

These are the authorities’ recommendations. 

“If the number of infections is too high as we go into the Christmas holiday, we risk the infection going wild,” the Prime Minister explains.

At the same time as the press conference, the National Board of Health sent out an announcement where they suggest that if you plan to sing around the Christmas tree, you shouldn’t gather more than 10 people and stay two meters apart.

Restrictions are extended to February 28

Other than that, Mette Frederiksen said that all of the current restrictions will be extended to February 28. This also applies to the assembly ban of over 10 people, the use of face masks, the sale of alcohol after 22:00, and other applicable restrictions.

As it stands for Aalborg and the rest of Northern Jutland, we are free from further, stricter restrictions which in turn applies to Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus, and other municipalities.

These big cities – along with the municipalities – have to enforce a new lockdown that affects bars, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, etc.  All children from 5th grade and up will also be sent home until Christmas has passed.

If you do live in one of the 38 municipalities, you must adhere to the restrictions even if you choose to visit another municipality that is not affected by the lockdown, says Søren Brostrøm.

But it is possible to go travel across municipality borders the same way you usually do.