Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria's Minister of Social Affairs Carolina Trautner (CSU) is hoping for the day-care centers in Bavaria to open as soon as possible - accompanied by regular test offers for the staff.

However, she did not say on Friday whether this could take place on February 15 - that would depend on the further development of the corona numbers.

"I hope that the infection process will stabilize further," said Trautner.

The numbers overall went down - but there are still “worrying hotspots” and the mutated virus.

As soon as openings are possible, however, childcare must have top priority alongside the schools.

Children and families should be the first to benefit from the easing.

At the same time, however, the educators must be protected as well as possible.


To this end, Trautner is currently working with her competent ministerial colleagues on a test concept for day-care centers as well - the final vote is on here.

"Testing is now the key to safe childcare," she said.

Trautner has not yet given any final details.

However, she spoke of possibly two tests per week for the staff as an offer - although the staff would certainly like to take advantage of this offer, she explained.

And as soon as this is possible and such procedures are permitted, Trautner Corona rapid tests are in mind, which the employees can then easily use themselves.

If day care centers are possible, according to Trautner, there should initially be limited regular operations - for example in fixed groups and without open, cross-group offers.

In addition, an appeal will be made to parents for the time being not to bring their children to daycare at any cost.


Overall, the number of daycare children in emergency care has recently increased somewhat, according to Trautner: from an average of 25 percent across Bavaria in January to a value of just over 30 percent.

In some regions and cities there are already significantly more, in some rural regions the numbers are lower.

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