Copenhagen Pride is following all advice from Statens Serum Institut and the World Health Organisation in relation to the outbreak of monkeypox that has developed across Europe. Our events are going ahead as planned and we ask everyone to act with care and to follow appropriate guidance.
Despite media hysteria, there is no evidence to suggest that Copenhagen Pride – or any major event – will become a vector for infections. The World Health Organisation said that Pride events should not be cancelled, and in fact they are a valuable opportunity to share public health messaging about monkeypox.
What is Copenhagen Pride doing?
First, and most importantly, we ask that anyone who has symptoms of monkeypox or who has been exposed to a person with monkeypox symptoms does not attend any Copenhagen Pride event. Instead, they should refer to AIDS Fondets website to find out who to contact.
Second, we will share information regularly on our social media channels, in our smartphone app, and on our website.
Third, all Copenhagen Pride bars will have information on monkeypox available to all visitors in both Danish and English.
As usual, hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available across Pride Square and at other venues, and all venues undergo regular cleaning and disinfection.
Find out more
Read more about Monkeypox, and what you should do if you are concerned, on the AIDS Fondet website.
Watch the video below from World Health Organisation.
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