15 April 2020 – Selectively reopened schools and prepared for complete reopening of education institutions

Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Reopening schools
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Government adjusted their policy on the closure of education institutions.

Emergency child care will be continued and further extended to additional occupational and need groups.

Examinations and exam preparation for the final classes of this school year are allowed to take place again after appropriate preparations.

From 4 May 2020, schools are allowed to reopen for pupils in the final year and qualification-relevant years of general education and vocational schools who will take their examinations in the next school year, and pupils in the last year of primary school.

The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the States is instructed to present a concept by 29 April for further steps to resume all teaching under special hygiene and protective measures. All schools are called upon to create a hygiene plan and prepare to permanently ensure hygienic conditions on site.

In university teaching, in addition to the acceptance of examinations, practical courses which require special laboratory or work rooms at universities can be resumed under special hygiene and protective measures.

Libraries and archives can be opened under conditions of hygiene, access control and to avoid queues.
Full details here: https://www.bundesregierung.de/resource/blob/975226/1744452/b94f2c67926030f9015985da586caed3/2020-04-16-bf-bk-laender-data.pdf?download=1