The government recently decreed the extension of corona-related parental leave up to and including the 31st of August, including at Ghent University.
As has been communicated before, the Board of Governors of the 8th of May has approved the extension of corona-related parental leave at Ghent University. The government has recently decided to extend corona-related parental leave up to and including the 31st of August. Prior to this, the deadline was fixed at the 30th of June.
The exact modalities of this extension have, as of yet, not been made known by the government. As soon as that is the case, however, you will be able to read about it on our website.
Corona-related parental leave is an exceptional form of leave arrangement for parents of children over the age of 12 and parents of children with disabilities under the age of 21. Corona-related parental leave does not figure into the calculation of the credit for normal parental leave.
Read all about corona-related parental leave and the application procedure at our page on the subject.