Hello dear colleagues,

We have summarised a few current resolutions and developments for you.

Please note that changes may occur regularly and sometimes at short notice. We have collected links to websites where you can inform yourself about the current status.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Herzliche Grüße / Best regards

Alexandra Claudia Iris


Childcare in Covid-times

Parents are entitled to so-called children's sick days for the care of sick children under 12 years of age with continued payment of wages (90% of wages) by the health insurance fund. Since the Corona measures are increasingly causing bottlenecks in childcare, the federal government has now doubled the children's sick days. For children up to 12 years of age, 20 days can be taken per parent. Single parents are entitled to 40 days. This applies not only in case of illness, but also if there is demonstrably no care option. For the time being, the measure is only valid for one year.

Further information is available on the federal government's website.


Schools and Daycare in Saarland

After the winter holidays on 22 February 2021, the schools will gradually reopen. Initially, for the primary school pupils and the primary level of the special schools, there will again be face-to-face teaching, alternating weeks with homeschooling. The KiTas (Daycare centres) will continue to offer care according to demand. At the end of February, a decision will be taken again on possible further models for the extension of face-to-face teaching. You can find all information about the current school operation and the kindergartens here.



Help for homeschooling

The State Institute for Pedagogy and Media (LPM) has set up an advice hotline for all questions about homeschooling. The number is 06897-7908-123.

You can download the brochure "Learning from home" here.


Saarland University

The regulations for the winter semester 2021/22 will be extended. This means that in the summer semester 2021, courses will also be held online. The restriction on attendance at all locations will be extended until 31 March 2021. Events as well as all meetings with three or more people must be held virtually. Service will only be offered digitally or by telephone. The libraries on the campus are open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with certain restrictions.

Examinations in which assistive devices are not permitted must be held in presence. A medical mouth-nose protection must be worn during the examination.



Regulations of the Max Planck Society

 More information in the intranet of the MPG: https://max.mpg.de



Info IIc - Möglichkeiten zur Kinderbetreuung

If you have any questions regarding these MPG internal regulations, please contact the Human Resources Department.

**All information described here is without guarantee and may be subject to current changes.**