Wage has to be paid during quarantine

If an employee has to go into quarantine, they can no longer go to work. Still, employers can’t dismiss their workers. Additionally, the employer has to pay their employees a compensation for the loss of earnings for a maximum of six weeks. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act. This regulation applies to all employees. “The citizenship or the residence status don’t matter,” says the media spokesperson from the Ministry for Social Affairs Baden-Württemberg upon enquiry by tünews. The employer receives the paid money back, if they apply for…

Technical assistance to parents in homeschooling

There is a project called “Homeschooling: aber sicher!” Mentors of the Volkshochschule in Rottenburg offers free technical supports every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Homeschooling-mentors help parents with a migration history. Whoever needs tips and help with dealing with technical issues can simply come to the consultation session without registration. Furthermore, there is the possibility to make a personal appointment and an interpreter can be made available if necessary. The contact person is Yannick Ceutche. Days and times: Monday to Friday (5 pm to 8 pm), Saturdays (9am to…

Help when stressed by corona

Everyday life is restricted, contacts are limited. Constant new reports about the coronavirus are distressing. Many are worried about their future. Some are quarantined. There are helpful tips and phone numbers from aid organizations available for all of these cases on the state’s website: www.baden-wuerttemberg.de, search for “Hilfe für die Seele in der Coronazeit” (“Help for the soul during corona times”, only available in German). An assortment: The telephone counselling (Telefonseelsorge) for worries of all kinds is for free and anonymous and can be reached 24 hours a day under…

Working while quarantined

Employees who are quarantined don’t necessarily have free time. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act and often additionally in the employer’s regulations. Only those who actually get sick and have a doctor’s certificate don’t have to work while in quarantine or seclusion – as it’s called in bureaucratese. Depending on their work and the technical equipment provided by the employer, all others have to work while in quarantine. Employees who usually work with machinery or in a laboratory can get assigned other tasks by their employer, which they…

Technische Hilfe für Eltern beim Homeschooling

Im Projekt „Homeschooling: aber sicher!“ bieten ehrenamtliche Homeschooling-MentorInnen der Volkshochschule Rottenburg jeden Mittwoch von 17 bis 19 Uhr Beratungen zum Thema Homeschooling für Eltern mit Migrationsgeschichte an. Wer Tipps und Hilfe beim Umgang mit technischen Endgeräten braucht, kann einfach ohne Anmeldung zur Beratungsstunde kommen. Weiterhin gibt es die Möglichkeit, einen persönlichen Termin zu vereinbaren, zu dem bei Bedarf auch eine DolmetscherIn kommen kann. Der Ansprechpartner Yannik Ceutche ist montags bis freitags zwischen 17 und 20 Uhr und samstags von 9 bis 17 Uhr erreichbar: via Telefon 0176 38442242 oder E-Mail:…

Day ticket only for people from the District of Tübingen, compulsory tests also for businesses

More tests and more monitoring: That is the strategy of the university town Tübingen. The pilot project for openings is being restricted, starting Wednesday, April 7th. Only people who live in the District of Tübingen or work in Tübingen can receive a day ticket for shopping in retail stores in the entire city, after they got a negative result in a corona rapid test. Restaurants and coffee shops can no longer serve outdoors. Drinking alcohol after 8 p.m. in downtown Tübingen, the Platanenallee or the Österberg is forbidden. Among others,…

Schools after the holidays: first distance teaching, then test requirement

In Baden-Württemberg, there will only be distance teaching after the easter holidays for now. This applies from Mondays, April 12th, until Friday, April 16th. The only exceptions are for graduating classes and special education and counselling centers. Graduating classes continue the rotation of in-person and remote teaching. There will be an emergency care for pupils between grades 1 to 7. However, it is only for children whose parents “are in urgent need of a caretaker,” as the Ministry of Culture writes. Rotating lessons for all grades are supposed to return…

Many new infections: stricter regulations starting April 6th

The number of new infections with corona has been above the limit of 100 in the district of Tübingen for four consecutive days. Consequently, the Tübingen health department reacted and pulled the so-called emergency break. Starting Tuesday, April 6th, the following restrictions will apply: customers can only pick up pre-ordered goods (Click&Collect) and not go shopping by appointment. Only sports such as golf is still allowed, and group sport can be held with a maximum of five people from no more than two households. Nail, cosmetic, massage, tanning and tattoo…

Return from travel only with test and quarantine

Those who travel abroad must take a corona test before returning to Baden-Württemberg. This applies to everyone traveling by plane, no matter which country they’re arriving from. Children who are under six years old don’t have to get tested. The test can be taken 48 hours before departure at the earliest. Those who don’t have a negative test result are not allowed to board the plane. For now, this regulation applies until May 12th. Travelers who arrive by car or train from a high-risk-area must also get a negative test…

Stricter corona regulations in Baden-Württemberg starting March 29th

More people are getting infected with the coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg. Because if this, stricter regulations apply, starting Monday, March 29th. This is written in the state’s new corona decree. A new regulation is the mask requirement in the car, if someone who doesn’t belong to the same household is driving along. In this case, everyone has to wear either a medical or a FFP2-mask. A maximum of five people from two households can meet private. Children aged 14 or younger don’t count. In contrast to supermarkets and pharmacies, bookstores are…