Senate: All Berlin children may return to daycare
Berlin's day care centers are to reopen completely before the summer holidays. This was agreed by the Senate at its session on 9 June 2020.
Sandra Scheeres (SPD), education senator in Berlin
Thus, the return to regular operation is scheduled to begin in mid-June, when all children will be able to be looked after again. From 22 June onwards, childcare will be fully available again. Currently, many parents are only entitled to half-day care. From then on, there will also be early and late services again.
Education Senator Sandra Scheeres (SPD), who presented the timetable for opening day-care centres to the Senate, had already announced earlier that she wanted to set the course for the complete opening of day-care centres. Parents' organizations such as Kitakrise Berlin, however, are skeptical about whether sufficient personnel will be available to return to normal operations.
Teachers who belong to the risk group are not available for childcare. Even before the start of the Senate session, parents had demonstrated in front of the City Hall for the "right to education and care" and expressed their concerns.
Since Monday, the older children and the four-year-olds have been back in the daycare centres. Now the younger ones will follow soon. In the day-care centres, the limit on group sizes previously in force due to the Corona crisis has already been lifted. However, care should be taken to ensure that groups are as stable as possible in order to reduce the risk of infection with the coronavirus.
The number of confirmed corona infections in Berlin has increased to 7135.
Restaurants, bars and pubs in Berlin may in future, despite the Corona restrictions, open longer than 11 p.m.. According to information from the German Press Agency, the Senate made the decision at its meeting on Tuesday.
Last edited: Thursday, 11. June 2020 08:40 Uhr