COVID-19 Basic information on the upcoming school year 2020/2021

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For the approaching school year 2020/2021, it is planned to resume regular teaching for all pupils in Bavarian schools. However, this will only be possible if the infection rate remains stable und the regulations of keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters can be lifted. Furthermore, it will be essential to observe hygiene rules at school.

There are several possible scenarios if the infection rate starts to increase again in fall. In that case, it may be necessary to keep up minimum distance regulations. It may also be necessary to impose another lockdown on certain regions or the entire Free State of Bavaria. If this happens, regular classes at school might again be replaced by a phase of studying at home.

In order to assist students as well as their parents in the best possible way, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education provides different offers of support:

  • As many parents struggle to organize childcare during this year’s summer holidays and have already used all their paid vacations days, the Bavarian state government provides additional childcare offers in cooperation with local agencies (cf. This offer is available for children from grades 1 to 6. Your school will provide further information.
  • At the beginning of the new school year, Bavarian schools will also offer special classes for students who need to catch up on subject material they missed during the closing period. Your child’s school will inform you about local offers.

Further information (in German)