Coronavirus: Tips and information on working from home
Germany has closed down its schools and childcare facilities. Many employees are working from home. But what do you do if your children need attention? Parents of toddlers, in particular, often find themselves in a stressful situation: the coronavirus means they have to work from home and look after their little ones at the same time. Similarly, parents of schoolchildren have to get their own work done while also homeschooling their kids. How is that supposed to work? The Family Office normally recommends not to attempt working from home and looking after your children at the same time. Generally, we would advise you to arrange childcare instead. In this ongoing emergency, however, working from home with your family around you may be the only solution—for a limited period, in unusual circumstances, and with a whole range of limitations.
Those looking after dependent relatives are also facing unprecedented challenges: the elderly are at greater risk, and we are rightly concerned for their well-being.
Universität Hamburg has put together a coronavirus FAQ, which contains a wealth of legal and technical information. Meanwhile, our Family Office team (also working from home) has been collecting links and tips to make your new working situation easier. We will keep updating and adding to this collection of information. If you have any useful links that you would like us to include, send an email to familienbuero"AT"uni-hamburg.de.
- General information on Covid19
- Rulings due to Covid19 (in German only)
- FAQ’s on Covid19
- Information on flexible childcare (PDF)
- Adivce from teachers on home schooling
- Tips for Home-Office with children
- Mastering Home-Office with children
- FAQs of the UHH
- Advice and Support for working parents
- Advice and Support for parents that are studying
- Arts and Crafts Projects for Toddlers
- Free Resources for Entertaining and Educated kids
- Educational ideas
- Learn vocabulary
- Math classes
- Math for grades 4 to 10
- Math for kids up to grade 6