Family Service

Corona-information for employees with family responsibility

Here you can find information regarding family and work/studies with childcare as well as care responsibilities during Corona-crisis. We give our best to keep this website up to date. However, due to quick developments at the moment we might struggel to do so. This website will be updated frequently to give you the most current information available.

A word from the University Board:
The CAU University Board would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your commitment and willingness to take on and overcome the challenges posed to us all by the pandemic and its consequences.

We are aware of the great strain that many of you are under. It goes without saying that childcare or the care of relatives must be taken into account, as this will considerably increase your personal burden. We fully understand if you are therefore not able to fulfill your tasks in research, teaching, and administration to the extent that you yourself consider desirable or necessary. We also expect this understanding from your colleagues and direct superiors.

Can I give my child into emergeny childcare?

At the moment school operate normally for the school year 2020/20 and the childcare in childcare places runs normally. Because of that there is no emergency childcare at this time.

My child cannot go to emergency childcare. At what point can I expect regular childcare for my child?

Regulare childcare has started again from the 26 June. Childcare facilities are caring for children in their usual extend and hours. You can find further information on the procedure here (in German)

Is there an extra childcare by Kiel University?

No, current law does not allow an extra childcare.

Compensation of reduced income due to childcare responsibilities

Parents who are or were not able to work because of additional childcare responsibilities due to Corona can apply for compensation at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
More informarion here (in German).
Apply for compensation online here (in German).


At the moment there are regular classes at school.
Further information from the Ministry for Education about rules and limitations here (in German)

Employess with care responsibilities

Support for employees with care responsibilities from the Federal Government: Press release (in German)

Compatability of work, teaching and childcare

Special Leave Regulations:
You can get further information on current special leave regulations on the university's Corona-website here.

Reduction of teaching responsibilities
Unfortunatly, it is not possible to reduce teaching responsibilities because of childcare responsibilities in accordance with the LVVO.
The university board currently checks for further possibilities.

The individual situation of employees should be taken into acount in this special situation. Delays and difficulties in otherwise simple work steps can be caused due to these different circumstances.

A reduction of effectivness of employees and employers because of working at home alongside childcare responsibilities should be taken into consideration and should be accepted as such.

Individuals with a higher risk should be considered and protected accordingly.

Work contracts in the qualification phase can be extended

Short term contracts for employess in their scientific qualification phase can be extended due to Corona after a change in current law.
More information here (in German)

Information concerning DFG-funded projects during Corona can be found here.

Compatability of studies and childcare responsibilities

All general information can be found on the website of  Studentenwerk: Information

Please also take note of further information on the websites of the faculties and departments.

Disadvantages compensation for students with childcare responsibilities
It is possible to apply for a disadvantage compensation because of childcare responsibilities during the Corona-crisis.
Further information (in German)

Attendance in online classes
Attendance in online classes has been suspended for the summer semester 2020.
Further information for students at CAU: Information for students

Examination periods in the summer semester 2020 and lectures start winter semester 2020/21
Because of the Corona-crisis the examination periods for the summer semester 2020 and the lectures start for the winter semester 2020/21 have been altered.
Info mail University Kiel (22.05.2020)

Parental allowance during Corona

The German government has planned to adjust parental allowance in these special times in order to avert any disadvantages for families because of Corona.
Further information here.