The corona bonus for nursing staff due to special stresses in the pandemic can come. On Friday, the Bundesrat approved a law passed by the Bundestag that earmarks a total of one billion euros for this – half for employees in geriatric care and half for nursing staff in hospitals.

A tax-free bonus of up to 550 euros in elderly care is planned. For employees in clinics, the law provides a mechanism for determining the benefiting employees and the amount of the bonus.