After a period in which social life had vanished because of COVID-19, Denmark is beginning to approach a forgotten normality: From September 10 all domestic restrictions will be removed and the coronavirus certificate won’t be required.
Aarhus will be busy again and after having been isolated for months, adapting to a social environment has been challenging for Cecile Host, a student from Aarhus: “I do find it overwhelming. People are stressed at the moment and think it’s simply because we aren’t used to being out around people”. This reopening anxiety has had an impact on the student Karen Løhren as well, who was afraid of getting infected: “I found that I still avoided big crowds. I waited a long time to be with a lot of people”.
Right now mental health is considered one of the priorities of the Danish government. In the “The 10 year plan” the government wants to develop psychiatric care, in order to reduce the cases of mental illnesses and ease their citizens to normality again.