Minister of social Affairs healing: Prolonged wage replacement for parents at day-care centre closures planned

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Minister of social Affairs, Hubertus Heil, plans to longer periods of wage loss payments for parents who need to care for in the Corona-crisis due to the closed day care centers their children at home. "Parents need to have safety. Therefore, we create a Anschlussregelung", said the SPD politician of the "Image on Sonntag". The former regime from running after six weeks in the middle of may.

Also for the case that, after a contact with a Corona – Infected must be an employee for two weeks in home quarantine, there should be a provision for the continued payment of wages. Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) said to the leaf: "Effective protection against further infections will only work if those who are under the Corona is suspected, strict adherence to the quarantine requirements. If a quarantine is wanted by the state, there must be no social or financial pressure."

Currently, parents can receive up to 67 percent of their salary from the state, if you need to take care of children under the age of twelve due to a closed day-care centres and schools to home and therefore income losses. Holidays and closing times are not included. The power is limited to 2016 for a full month and is paid in addition, a maximum of six weeks.

For some of the daycare parents, the payments would be exhausted in the middle of may already. For the institutions there is, as yet, unlike for schools – no concrete prospect of a gradual Opening.  

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