Find answers to the most frequently asked questions which you, as a student, may have in connection with the initiatives of the authorities to prevent the transmission of the corona virus.
My exam and teaching have been cancelled due to the corona virus. What do I do?
You must contact the student administration office at your faculty. They will advise you on what to do.
I have an hourly-paid job with a private company. They have cancelled all my shifts because of the corona virus. What do I do?
The authorities have stated that everyone must take the necessary precautions in preventing further spread of the corona virus. If you have a job where it is obvious that performing the job may increase the risk of spreading infection, your employer is entitled to take the necessary precautions at work. If you can perform your job properly elsewhere, e.g. at home, however, the employer cannot simply cancel your shifts. We therefore recommend that you enter into a dialogue with your employer about how the work can be performed in an alternative way.
If you can only work at the workplace, your ability to get paid for the hours cancelled depends on what was contractually agreed with your employer when you were hired.
I am a student and I have lost my income from my student job because I now have no shifts. What do I do?
So far, you have the following options: You can use extra student grant payments (SU) from the State Education Fund, you can take out a student (SU) loan from the State Education Fund, and, if you are sick and a student, you can apply for extra student grant payments (SU).
I am employed in a private company as a temporary/part-time employee with fixed shifts/hours. Can my employer send me home without pay?
If you can perform your job properly elsewhere, e.g. at home, your employer cannot just cancel your shifts. We recommend that you enter into a dialogue with your employer about the possibility of the work being performed in an alternative way.
If you can only work at the workplace, your ability to get paid for the hours cancelled depends on what was contractually agreed with your employer when you were hired. By way of example, if you are a salaried employee, your employer will be required to pay your salary during this period and, in return, you must be available to your employer during this period.
I am employed in a private company as an on-call temporary employee/relief without a fixed weekly number of hours. I have now been told that there is no more work. What are my entitlements?
That depends on a specific assessment of your terms of employment, the work you have performed and the maximum number of hours you have worked. You will probably not be eligible for pay, but it depends on your specific circumstances. Contact DM for an assessment.
I am employed in the public sector as a student. Will I also be covered by the right to pay for 14 days, as announced by the Prime Minister?
DM currently takes the view that the Prime Minister's announcement applies to all public employees. DM recommends that you contact us for a specific assessment of your terms of employment, including your contract.