Last updated 4 May 2021
The health, safety and well-being of the public and visitors is our highest priority, and we take the threat posed by COVID19 very seriously. We are monitoring the situation closely and taking the advice of the Danish and Swedish health authorities and police, and local and national governments.
In the autumn of 2020 we published three scenarios based on the varying levels of regulation that may be in place in August. The first scenario was based on full event delivery with no regulations in place, the second was on full event delivery but with some regulations, and the third scenario on digital only events. We are now confident that we can implement our second scenario: most of our events will be delivered in full, with some regulations in place.
Events in Denmark
On 4 May, restrictions on major events taking place in summer 2021 were published. These restrictions mean that we can go ahead with our events but we will need to limit the number of people attending some events, such as Concerts at WorldPride Square. Read our full statement on the announcement here.
We are now working through the restrictions and we will publish detail on our plans in the coming weeks.
The Danish government’s re-opening plan in relation to international visitors means that Denmark’s borders began to re-open in April and are expected to be fully re-open to all except ‘red’ countries by the end of June. Please see the links below to view the current restrictions.
Events in Sweden
We are awaiting an announcement from the Swedish government on the regulations for events in the summer. In the meantime, to prepare for the likelihood of restrictions, we have relocated some of our events in Malmö to park areas where restrictions can be more easily implemented. This will also allow us to scale the event should the need arise.
Sweden’s borders are currently closed except to people with a ‘worthy purpose’ to enter but we expect the Swedish government to publish their re-opening plan shortly. Please see the links below to view the current restrictions.
As we know that some people will not be able to join us in person, we have published details of our digital delivery plan, outlining those events that we will livestream, broadcast, and have interactive elements.
We do not consider it necessary to cancel Copenhagen 2021 WorldPride and EuroGames. However, the nature of the global pandemic may mean that some events must be scaled back and some individual events may be cancelled. We continuously update our website and app with all relevant event information.
If we cancel a EuroGames tournament, the Sports Leader Conference or Human Rights Conference because of COVID19, a full refund of registration fees will be paid.
We do not consider that postponement of the events is an appropriate course of action. Whilst no WorldPride takes place in 2022, Sydney’s WorldPride takes place early in 2023 and so a postponement of our WorldPride to August 2022 would leave only six months between our event and theirs, and we consider this unfair to Sydney and their own plans. EuroGames in 2022 is awarded to Nijmegen and EuroPride 2022 to Belgrade and we will not ask them to postpone.
- Danish Health Authority COVID19 guidance (in English)
- Danish Coronasmitte website (in English)
- Danish Coronasmitte website (in Danish)
- Swedish Health Authority COVID19 guidance (in English)
- Swedish Police COVID19 pages (in English)
- Swedish Police COVID19 pages (in Swedish)
Contact us with any questions and we will reply to you as soon as possible.