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.
Last update 20.03.2020