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Coronavirus: Closing schools, daycare centres, cultural and sports facilities

In order to contain the corona virus, the Federal City of Bonn is closing all its municipal cultural and sports facilities with immediate effect until April 19, 2020, and all municipal events will be cancelled, except in justified exceptional cases. Schools and day care centres will close on Monday.

The city's decision applies to the theatre, art museum, music school, city library, city museum, city archive and adult education centre. All sports halls and swimming pools will be closed.

Schools

For the schools, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has stipulated that classes will be suspended from Monday, 16 March 2020.

To give parents the opportunity to adapt to this situation, they can send their children to school of their own accord up to and including Tuesday, 17 March 2020. The schools will provide childcare on these two days during normal school hours. The details are regulated by the school management.

Teachers are required to be present in the school on Monday 16 March and Tuesday 17 March 2020) in order to make the necessary arrangements with the College. Details are regulated by the school management on the basis of its right to issue instructions (§ 59 (1) sentence 2 SchulG).

The cessation of schooling must not result in parents who work in indispensable functional areas - especially in the health sector - being absent from work to care for their children. For this reason, schools must prepare an appropriate range of childcare services for the entire period of the loss of lessons. This applies in particular to children in grades 1 to 6.

The information evenings planned for the parents of the children who will have to attend school for the first time in 2022 are cancelled. This concerns the dates on March 17th at the KGS Bernhardschule, on March 18th at the GGS Ludwig-Richter-Schule, on March 24th at the GGS Robert-Koch-Schule, on March 26th at the KGS Holzlar, on March 31st at the GGS Adelheidisschule and on April 1st at the GGS Michaelschule.

Daycare centres

The day nurseries will also be closed from Monday, 16 March 2020. The same applies to day care for children, which will be discontinued as of next Monday. The city of Bonn will provide emergency care services throughout the city area for people who cannot organise their own care and who work in critical infrastructures. Further details will be announced.

The 15 municipal youth centres will be closed with immediate effect until further notice. The city administration will recommend that the owners of the 31 remaining youth centres do the same.

Further general administrative order

After the city of Bonn has already banned all events with more than 1000 visitors in accordance with the NRW decree, it will officially announce a second general decree on Friday, 13 March 2020, which concerns further events and certain commercial enterprises where there is a high risk of infection. These include dance events, discos and clubs, and cinemas. The decree comes into force on 14 March 2020.

For a large number of events that are not covered by these two general rulings, the city administration is currently using a checklist to check whether they will be carried out.

23 confirmed cases in Bonn

There are currently 23 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the city of Bonn (as of March 13, 3 p.m.). Among them is a guest from abroad. He and several of his direct contacts are in quarantine in a Bonn hotel. The city administration is currently examining where the affected persons can be accommodated for the duration of the 14-day quarantine.

Due to the coronavirus infection of a student from the Rhein-Sieg district, the Friedrich-List-Berufskolleg in Bonn was closed on Friday, 13 March 2020. As a precautionary measure, the neighbouring private Bernd Blindow School cancelled classes on that day.

(Translated with deepl.com)

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