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The Danes feel safe going to their workplace

April 20th, 2020

The Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, and the government have informed that we will work on a gradually and controlled reopening of the Danish Society. First, schools and daycares were opened to the smallest children. Now, about a month after the close down hairdressers and masseurs open again. But do the Danes feel safe going back to work again? Userneeds has examined this in collaboration with the analysis and consulting firm, Moos-Bjerre, who we follow the situation with closely every week.

In collaboration with the analysis and consulting firm, Moos-Bjerre, Userneeds follows the situation with corona closely. The Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, and the government have informed that Denmark must reopen gradually and controlled. This week hairdressers and masseurs reopen. But how do the Danes feel about going to their workplace? According to the results, based on 1,000 respondents, 60 percent of the Danes totally or partially agree that they feel safe going back to their workplace, educational institution or similar after Easter. This percentage has increased over two weeks ago from 40 percent of the Danes – Thereby more Danes feel safe. Further, 14 percent totally or partially disagree that they feel safe, which is a relatively small part.

“This shows that the Danes feel ready to open up and go back to work. And this is also our recommendation. If it is possible you should meet at work with the physical reservations, there is for example regarding open offices,” says Brian Mikkelsen, CEO of Dansk Erhverv.

Brian Mikkelsen believes that community should open as soon as possible but emphasizes the importance of the health care. He says: “We want to open as much as possible and as soon as possible. Of course, the framework is that we listen to the authorities and the social recommendations. But the Danish community needs companies to open quickly as they finance the community, we live in. ”

Beside from the Danes attitude and worries regarding going back to work then the results show that the Danes mentally are ready to send their child or children to school or daycare. The part of parents who feel safe sending their children has increased from 42 percent to 57 percent. Now, only 20 percent of the Danes do not feel safe sending their children to school or daycare.

Read more about the situation and development here (in Danish)