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What rules apply to primary schools?

Federal state Answer
Baden-Württemberg During the week of April 12, all elementary classes will receive distance learning. Beginning April 19, it will be back to alternate classes depending on the infection situation. Emergency supervision will be in place. Compulsory attendance will remain suspended until April 16. Beginning April 19, there will be mandatory testing for students if the incidence is over 100. For working parents who need to care for their children (under 12) at home due to daycare and school closures, there will be the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Bavaria Beginning April 12, there will be mandatory regular testing, 2x per week, for students and teachers to participate in face-to-face instruction. If the incidence score in cities and counties rises to 100, schools will switch back to distance learning or more frequent testing. If the seven-day incidence is below 50, elementary students will receive face-to-face instruction. If the incidence is above 100, students will receive distance learning. Exceptions are grade 4, they should continue to receive face-to-face instruction. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to day-care and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Berlin Primary schools will start alternate teaching again after the Easter holidays, with half class sizes. Compulsory attendance remains suspended. Mask obligation, distance and hygiene rules must be observed. From 19 April, pupils and teachers are to undergo compulsory supervised testing in schools 2x a week. Emergency care will be made available in schools/ after-school programs for single parents and parents in system-related jobs. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the decision of the federal cabinet) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount is not equal to the full net wage, but is lower.
Brandenburg Elementary schools from grades 1 to 6 will remain in alternate instruction after the Easter break. From 19 April compulsory testing will be introduced, pupils and teachers will have to be tested at least 2x/week. Students will not be allowed to enter schools without a negative rapid test. Compulsory attendance was suspended on 23/3, i.e. children do not now have to attend attendance classes in any case. Emergency care is made available in schools/ after-school programs for single parents and parents in system-related jobs. There are different arrangements for emergency care in schools depending on the infectious event. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to daycare and school closure, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the decision of the Federal Cabinet), each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents receive 60 days per Child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Bremen Primary school classes receive instruction in the daily alternating model and in half groups. As of April 19, students and teachers must take a coronary test 2x per week. Without a negative test, pupils are not allowed to enter the school grounds. In Bremen, attendance is still compulsory, only pupils who are not tested will receive distance learning. If the seven-day incidence rises above 100, primary school pupils have to wear a mouth-nose protection. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12 years) at home due to possible day-care and school closures, there is the so-called children's sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Hamburg After the Easter holidays, primary schools will once again be in the alternating model with halved classes. Primary schools must ensure that pupils can attend schools on a daily basis in each week. Compulsory testing of 2x per week for pupils and 3x per week teachers will be introduced. If the incidence rises above 200, Hamburg's schools will revert to distance learning. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12) at home due to day-care and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Hesse Classes 1 to 6 are in divided classes in alternating lessons. The groups swap on a daily or weekly basis, this is decided by the schools. In Hesse, pupils and teachers can be tested twice a week on a voluntary basis. There is no obligation to take the test. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Elementary schools will be open for face-to-face instruction if the incidence level is below 150. If the incidence is above 150, there will be emergency care only. In Mecklenburg Vorpommern, classes have already started again. Elementary school students in grades 1 to 6 are in attendance classes. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to the daycare and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Lower Saxony Primary school pupils are in half classes in alternate teaching. If the incidence value rises above 100, pupils return to distance learning. Compulsory attendance is currently suspended. There is mandatory testing for students and teachers 2x per week. Emergency attendance is in place through grade 6 from approximately 8am-1pm. There will be mandatory testing for schools 2x per week for students and teachers. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
North Rhine-Westphalia Elementary students are in alternate instruction. But an incidence of 200 pupils return to distance learning. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Rhineland-Palatinate Pupils of the primary school and the lower school in special schools are taught in alternating lessons. Compulsory attendance is maintained. Pupils and teachers can be tested up to twice a week. If the incidence rises above 100, further steps must be discussed. The mask obligation continues to apply in primary and special schools and the schools are required to introduce regular mask breaks. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to day-care and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Saarland Primary school pupils are in the alternating model. If the incidence rises to 165, pupils return to distance learning. Pupils in primary and special schools do not have to undergo any tests. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to day care and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Saxony Schools are in alternate instruction. If the incidence rises to 165, students return to distance learning. However, there is no compulsory attendance. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply.Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision), each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Saxony-Anhalt Pupils are in alternating lessons. If the incidence value rises to 165, distance learning is ordered. Elementary students are required to test 2x per week if they wish to participate in face-to-face instruction. The attendance requirement is suspended. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to day care and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Schleswig-Holstein Primary schools are in the alternating model. As there are district-specific regulations, we recommend a look at the page: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Coronavirus/Allgemeines/Regelungen_Kreise/regelungen_kreise_node.html There is an obligation to test 2x per week, for pupils and teachers, in order to be allowed to take part in the presence lessons. Rules for increased incidence will be discussed on 4/23. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to day care and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Thuringia Elementary schools are in alternate instruction. If the incidence rises to 165, schools switch to distance learning. Students and teachers must be tested up to 2x per week. There is no compulsory testing. Elementary school students receive a suck test. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.