- Protection against Infection Act (ISFG): The German Protection against Infection Act requires nursery schools and other childcare facilities such as schools to draw up a hygiene plan and a cleaning plan. Nursery school managers are also responsible for ensuring the implementation of the hygiene plans. In the event of an infection, nursery schools must inform parents and the health authorities.
§ 36 of the German Protection against Infection Act (IfSG) sets out the requirement for hygiene plans in nursery schools and child daycare centres – but does not specify the details. The aim should be to prevent infectious diseases and protect health. An educational approach is applied: The hygiene concept in nursery schools and child daycare centres is also designed to teach children everyday basic hygiene rules.
The hygiene plan in nurseries and similar facilities must cover the following areas (non-exhaustive list):