Last updated 10 June 2021
Reopening at Roskilde University and access requirements from 14 June
The Danish government and a number of the parliamentary parties have entered into an agreement regarding when various COVID-19 restrictions will be phased out.
This means a return to an almost normal everyday life at Roskilde University from Monday 14 June. A number of the relaxations of rules will only be fully implemented on 1 August 2021 due to the practical organisation among other things. Read more on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (In Danish).
From 14 June
- The requirement to wear a face mask or a face shield at institutions of higher education is abolished.
- Abolishment of the distance requirement of 1 meter in relation to all the university's core activities: education, research and administration.
- The general advice on infection prevention, for example thorough ventilation, good hygiene, and the use of hand sanitizer, still applies.
From 1 August
- Abolishment of the requirement that students and staff must present a negative test result when attending campus.
- Abolishment of the requirement that Danish institutions of higher education have their own test capacity, therefore Roskilde University's test center closes at the end of July. There will be a reduced test capacity in July.
Until 1 August, there will still be a requirement for testing, or documentation of vaccination, or documentation of previous infection before attending campus, just as there will still be random checks of your documentation (corona passport). Please be considerate and respect that colleagues or fellow students may wish to wear face masks.
As for social activities on campus, the distance requirement of 1 meter still applies, but it is expected to be abolished in mid-August. In relation to the celebration of graduation with a bachelor’s, a master’s, or a Ph.D. degree and the like, we are awaiting further instructions, which we expect to receive soon.
On this page you can see what it means for Roskilde University.
Access requirements for everyone who comes to Roskilde University
In order to physically enter campus, all employees, students, visitors, and other persons with connection to RUC (eg. consultants, examiners, external craftsmen, staff working with cleaning and in the canteen and others) must be able to present one of the following:
- a negative COVID-19 test which is less than 72 hours old or
- they must have proof that they have previously been infected with COVID-19, by presenting documentation of a positive PCR-test which is at least 14 days, and maximum 8 month, old or
- documentation of a started vaccination course against covid-19, where a vaccination course against covid-19 is considered to have started at least 14 days and at the most 42 days after the first dose or
- documentation that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This means that if you cannot document that you have been infected or have been vaccinated, you must be tested before you arrive at Roskilde University, or you must be tested at Roskilde University's test center.
RUC test centre
The test centre at Roskilde University is open to RUC students, RUC employees and other persons with connection to RUC.
Although the test centre is for RUC only, you should still expect waiting time.
The performance of rapid tests will take place as self-swabbing under the guidance and supervision of trained supervisors. You can learn more about how the test should be performed in Falck's instruction in COVID-19 self-swab (pdf)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7.00 - 14.00
If you have tested positive for coronavirus: Read instructions from the Danish Patient Safety Authority (pdf)
There will be inspectors on campus who can request that you present a negative test result that is less than 72 hours old, or documentation of vaccination or previous infection with COVID-19 as part of a random control.
Additional information about COVID-19 testing at Roskilde University
- If you are tested at the test center at RUC: Roskilde University processes your personal information in connection with testing and control of tests. You can read more about this here. The information is processed to ensure a safe and infection-free environment on campus. The legal basis for this is the General Data Protection Regulation. We only process your information during the time which is necessary to carry out this task. If you are tested at Roskilde University, please be aware that the results might be transferred to the Danish health authorities.
- Please be aware that there may be waiting time at the test center at Roskilde University. You should expect that it will take longer time to arrive at, for example, a meeting with your project group or supervisor than before.
- If you are tested positive, you are not allowed to take public transportation, instead you must arrange other transport yourself.
Continue to inform Roskilde University about infection
A prerequisite for keeping Roskilde University open is that we can break any chains of infection. Therefore, it is still very important that you inform Roskilde University if you are infected with COVID-19 - as a student at firstname.lastname@example.org, and as an employee at email@example.com.
Information specifically for students:
As a student, you will now be able to stay on campus. As the distance requirement in connection with education and research expires on Monday 14 June, you will no longer need to book study places to meet with your study group or supervisor on campus.
In connection with the reopening, we will not change the previously announced framework for teaching and exams for the rest of this semester, as we know that many of you have already made plans. In some cases, it will continue to take place online, as it appears on study.ruc.dk, or as you have been notified via Moodle.
Regarding the possibility for graduation celebration - find more information in the FAQ for students.
You are also always welcome to contact the study administration if you have questions about courses or exams. See contact information on intra.
Information specifically for employees:
Until 13 june, Roskilde University can have a simultaneous presence of 20 percent of the employees. This is in addition to the employees who could already come to campus to perform critical functions.
From 14 June, it will be raised to 50 percent simultaneous presence in addition to the employees who perform critical function and 100 percent attendance from 1 August.
Attendance is administered at each department by the department management and in each administrative unit by the individual deputy director in collaboration with the team leaders. The department managements and the deputy directors announce how this will take place in practice in each unit.
You can find further information in the FAQ for employees here.
If you have questions about corona that have not been answered in the FAQs and links, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your nearest manager.
Campus at Roskilde University during the period from the 6th of April until further notice:
Canteen: Lunch will be available from 11:00 to 13:00. The selection will consist of sandwiches, coffee/tea, cake and snacks, as well as various drinks.
Reception and Service Desk: Servicedesk in Building 03 is open without booking an appointment - but with a few limitations.
- If your inquiry appears time-consuming, we recommended that you book an appointment in our calendar, email@example.com
- If you do not have an appointment, please take a number at the entrance (or via ticket.ruc.dk/).
- We emphasize a maximum of 2 people are allowed in physical line - in addition to the ones already being served.
- A valid Corona pass is required to visit the Servicedesk.
IT support: You can contact IT support on +45 4674 3500 every day between 8.00 and 16.00. If you have an urgent need for IT equipment, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If IT problems arise in connection with teaching, IT support can still be contacted on 4674 3600, weekdays from 7.30 - 17.30 if urgent.
Student Hub: Closed for physical visits. Contact them by email and phone
Library: The University Library is open with service on weekdays between 9.00-15.00. During that time, it will only be possible to return, lend and copy materials. All further services will continue digitally. From 08.00-24.00 you can access the university library with your student card or employee card and use the study spaces and the collections.
To the press
If you have questions related to Roskilde University's coronavirus emergency management, please contact: University Director Peter Lauritzen, email@example.com.
RUC follows the authorities' instructions
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