Special work stoppage system in place for parents

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The Italian government has put a new system into place, to allow parents to apply for work stoppage if their child is in a nursery, school or college that has been closed due to coronavirus.  The same system may be put into place in France, if widespread closures are necessary.

Employees forced to keep their child at home due to the closure of the facilities, can benefit from an exceptional 14-day sick leave.

This new online service was created to simplify work stoppage requests. It does not concern people with symptoms of coronavirus or who are infected with this disease because they must have a work stoppage prescribed by a doctor.

Source: Midi Libre, France 3