How coronavirus regulations affect you as a nanny or their employer.
Safety and physical distancing in the family home or other workplace
If you already use a nanny you must consider your childcare needs and home circumstances. You must follow the legal guidance about maintaining physical distancing in the workplace. You must also be aware of potential risks to anyone in that workplace that could occur when using a nanny.
Employing a nanny
Anyone can employ a nanny during the coronavirus outbreak. You should consider your family's childcare needs and working patterns.
Extra care you should take when looking after a child in their home
You should follow the government coronavirus advice.
- wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds (especially when you arrive at work and return home)
- always use a separate towel to dry your hands (do not share a towel with any family members or the child you are caring for)
- maintain physical distance as far as possible with family members and others you are not caring for
- if you, or anyone in your own home, has COVID-19 symptoms, you should not go to work, you must self-isolate
Households that are isolating or if you or an individual in the home are extremely clinically vulnerable
You should not work in a household that is isolating although you can give emergency childcare if a young child would be left unattended. If you, or an individual in the home, are extremely clinically vulnerable then you should consider the risks and benefits with the family and come to an agreement on whether or not you should continue to provide a service to the family in the circumstances. If you and the family agree that you should continue to work in the home, you both must follow government advice on protecting yourself and others.