As you are aware we review and update our practice to meet the ever changing situation we find ourselves facing with COVID -19, the government have released updates permitting Nannies to provide in home care for those families that require it.
We are eager to support and provide you work but first we need to ensure we are minimising risk by taking sensible safeguarding measures before, during and after care takes place to ensure the wellbeing of our Nannies and families. We have created the following guidelines and highlights on existing practices so that we can all work in partnership to Keep Everyone Safe.
Check if you have a temperature and/or any symptoms
If you or anyone in your household have developed any symptoms such as a new continuous cough, a high temperature of 37.8°C or more or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you must inform your agency immediately and you must not go to the family home. You must remain home and refrain from providing any other care for 7 days (if you are unwell) or 14 days if someone in your household is experiencing symptoms. Please refer to the guidance in the link below.
Introductory call to the parent
During your introductory call with the parent we recommend covering the following points:
Check in with the family before leaving on the day of the booking
Avoid public transport where possible
During the day
Practice good hygiene on arrival
Keep 2 metres apart
Regular hand washing throughout the day
Examples such as:
Please take your own hand towel to the family home for drying your hands.
Contain any coughs/sneezes safely
If you or someone you live with has a ‘new, continuous’ cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you should all stay at home for 14 days.
Though a person who has had symptoms and is then clear after 7 days, that person can return to their normal routine.