The Association of Medical Officers warns of unrecognized development deficits in school beginners because the school examinations are sometimes canceled.
As the reason for the gaps, Nießen cited the lack of staff in the health authorities, missed appointments due to illnesses in families and employees, but also the greater amount of time required by the corona-related hygiene regulations. "We used to be able to examine eight to nine children per team in the morning, now only six." The lack of examinations would have serious consequences: "If you don't do it, it can mean missed opportunities for the child. If nobody recognizes that a child can't see or hear well, it can have consequences for the whole school career."