LATEST UPDATE (2nd April 2020): If you have symptoms, wearing face masks and quarantining yourself can be really important. Anyone with a new continuous dry cough or high temperature (37.8 degrees or above), however mild, is advised to self-isolate for 7 days, the loss of smell and taste is also being reported as another common symptom of the corona virus. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days quarantine from the day the first person got symptoms. This also means that if anyone in your household is showing symptoms, you should also stay at home for 14 days. If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible and both wear a masks when in the same area at home. Current advice is to please stay at home wherever possible and use social distancing in the event you need to leave your home to help prevent the corona virus outbreak.
We take the health and safety of all our families and nannies very seriously and aim to help all public health authorities across the world fight the spread of the virus. Although exact advice may vary depending on which country you are in the basics remain the same. It is essential to follow read and follow the official NHS advice & WHO advice
It is possible to not only reduce the chances of spreading the Corona Virus (Covid19) around the family home, but also other viruses and infections that you may come into contact with, face masks may help avoid the rate of spread.
Remember face masks do not stop you getting the virus but it does help reduce the covid19 virus spread, please encourage everyone to where a face mask as often as possible when leaving the home. All essential childcare staff including Nannies, Governesses and Maternity Nurses should consider how best to protect themselves, families they work for and children in their charge by seeking advice from the UK, National Health Service (NHS) and the global World Health Organisation (WHO)
A few things you should consider; Helping you with parenting and Corona Virus (Covid19) materials.
Try and wipe down items purchased when shopping to minimize the opportunity for Corona or other viruses / infections to spread at home.
Remember there is currently no cure for the Corona Virus and that antibiotics are useless as a form of treatment against all viruses. The body immune system tends to heal itself so rest, drinking water and paracetamol can help you feel more comfortable while the bodies immune system kicks in. If you have other medical conditions or any difficulties breathing it is important to call for help from your Doctors, Medical Professionals or Emergency Services early as possible. Wearing face masks if you need to go out as we have seen in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Czech Republic and other countries. Please remember that many health systems will be under pressure because of unprecedented demand for these services.
To help yourself stay well while you’re at home:
How can my nanny help me while I’m at home?
For many parents, their nanny is going to be a key source of support for the family over the next few weeks and months. This support can be the key to allowing them to keep working from home. When your Exceptional Niche Nanny is doing a fantastic job in another room with your little ones, then you will feel able to concentrate on your work, even in the current home work setting.