Authorities launch new digital solutions to assist their work in ensuring a safe and controlled reopening of Denmark after the corona crisis
As part of the government's strategy to ensure a controlled and responsible reopening of Danish society, the Danish health authorities are adopting new digital solutions that will enable them to see how the infection levels of coronavirus/COVID-19 are developing in Denmark.
Today, a new digital solution called COVIDmeter is being launched, which allows Danes to contribute to the work of the health authorities. Citizens are asked to complete a digital questionnaire about the condition of their health on a weekly basis. COVIDmeter will replace the Influmeter from the State Serum Institute, which has been used for reporting symptoms until now.
Part of the purpose of the new COVIDmeter solution is to secure information that can assist the health authorities' work of ensuring a secure and data-based reopening of Danish society.
”In Denmark, we have a unique common digital infrastructure that almost all Danes know and use. These are solutions such as Borger.dk, Sundhed.dk, Nemid and Digital Post. These solutions provide us with a secure and proven foundation for developing new digital solutions that can support the reopening of Danish society.”
Rikke Hougaard Zeberg, Director of the Danish Agency for Digitisation
Already from today it will be possible for Danes to register with the new COVIDmeter solution at sundhed.dk.
Register with COVIDmeter at sundhed.dk
Over the coming weeks, the Danish authorities will also launch an app that can strengthen the database for the health authorities' ongoing epidemiological surveillance of the spread of infection, and thereby help support decisions concerning the gradual opening of society.
The app can also support appropriate behaviour among citizens, which can help minimise the spread of infection as society gradually reopens.