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Last updated on 15. January 2021

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What are the rules for day care centres?

Federal state Answer
Baden-Württemberg Daycare centers are closed. Emergency childcare is set up for children of working parents. If possible, this care should also be dispensed with in order to limit contacts. Please inform yourself at the respective facilities. Baden-Württemberg will close daycare centers and schools probably until the end of January. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Bavaria Kitas offer emergency care, e.g. if both parents are working. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to look after their children at home due to the daycare centre closure, the number of so-called children's sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. I.e. each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Berlin Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be offered. Please inform yourself at the respective facilities about the concrete implementation of emergency care - there are no generally binding regulations as in spring 2020. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to the daycare center closure, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, for single parents by 20 days. This means that each parent will have a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, and single parents will have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Brandenburg Daycare centers and nurseries remain open. Parents are nevertheless asked to look after their children at home and to take advantage of children's sick days. Depending on the local infection situation, daycare centres may close. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called children's sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Bremen Daycare centers remain open. Parents are asked to look after their children at home. Emergency care will be set up as soon as there is an acute case of corona in a facility. Please check with the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called children's sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Hamburg From January 11 to 13, the regular operation of daycare centers and daycare will be limited, to a care time of 8 am to 3 pm. In the event of staff shortages, these times may be further limited. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Hesse Parents who are unable to care for their children at home are still guaranteed care by the Kita. Parents are asked to look after their children at home. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to look after their children at home due to the Kita and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be offered. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Lower Saxony Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care is offered. Only half of the regular children may be cared for there. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
North Rhine-Westphalia Kitas remain open in limited pandemic operation. Groups will be reduced in size and the amount of childcare will be reduced by 10 hours per child. Please contact your childcare facility for more information; you may not have to pay daycare fees for January. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to the Kita and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Rhineland-Palatinate In the day-care centres, normal regular operation is again in effect.
Saarland Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be provided. Daycare fees for January will be waived. Please check with the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called children's sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Saxony Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be offered. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Saxony-Anhalt Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be offered. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Schleswig-Holstein Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be offered. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. Baden-Württemberg aims to reopen daycare centers and schools from January 18, depending on the further development of the pandemic, this is still under discussion. For parents who have to take care of their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called children's sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
Thuringia Daycare centers and childcare facilities will be closed up to and including January 31, 2021. Emergency care will be offered. Who can make use of emergency care is regulated uniformly across the state in § 10a of the ordinance (https://corona.thueringen.de/verordnungen). Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For parents who have to care for their children at home due to daycare and school closures, the number of so-called child sick days will be increased by 10 in 2021, and by 20 days for single parents. That is, each parent has a total of 20 child sick days for the year 2021, single parents have a total of 40 child sick days. In this case, the health insurance company will cover part of the lost wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.