Extension of the leave for family reasons in connection with the coronavirus epidemic

Coronavirus-related leave for family reasons will be extended until the end of the suspension period for all school and childcare facility activities, currently scheduled for 19 April inclusive - including during the Easter holidays.

All applications already submitted remain valid, please do not submit a new application if you have already sent a form to the National Health Fund.

The dates of leave for family reasons must be communicated to the employer as soon as possible.

As a reminder, leave for family reasons:

  • can be taken by the parent of a child if no other childcare options are available.
  • cannot be combined with other measures enabling the parents to stay at home. If one of the parents is on short-time work, the second parent is, in principle, not entitled to leave for family reasons, especially if their job position is of critical importance.

You can consult our detailed information page and also our FAQ.


Last update 20.03.2020