Mainz – In the three and a half weeks of school closure in Rhineland-Palatinate, less than one percent of the students used emergency care. A total of 1100 to 1300 children and young people have accepted the offer. They were looked after in groups with an average size of two to three schoolchildren, as the Ministry of Education and the Supervisory and Service Directorate (ADD) announced in Mainz on Tuesday.
The largest share with 950 children is in primary schools. At daycare centers, the need is somewhat higher with an emergency care share of 2.8 percent, with a slightly increasing trend.
“Emergency care works well and it is accepted responsibly,” said Education Minister Stefanie Hubig (SPD) in Mainz. It had proven to be widespread from the outset in the Corona crisis. It is not only open to children of parents in so-called systemically relevant professions, but to anyone who is not otherwise organized for childcare.