In addition to the schools, kindergartens and crèches are also allowed to be open in the Lockdwon. On Friday evening, the state of Styria opened a new guide for the next few weeks. Parents who look after their children at home do not have to pay any contributions during this time.
The state of Styria lists the following key points from the guidelines: The Styrian child education and care offers should also be available in lockdown. Parents who look after their children at home during the lockdown do not have to pay any contributions during this period. The groups should not be mixed up. Individual funding and individual support should continue to be carried out as far as possible. External offers should be suspended for the period of the lockdown. All subsidies for the kindergartens that are tied to group sizes remain in place. “Proceed with understanding and a sense of proportion” “Child education and care facilities will continue to be open. We have to follow the requirement to minimize contacts as much as possible. It is important to proceed with understanding and a sense of proportion ”, says Juliane Bogner-Strauss, the regional councilor for education. Incidentally, in December the lollipop tests, which were tried out in Graz, are to be rolled out across the board in Styrian children’s gardens. However, many details have to be determined first.