Corona Virus Advice

Face Masks, Nannies, Parents Advice

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)

Face Masks can help protect ourselves by protecting others
Protect yourself by protecting others, if everyone wears non surgical face masks then the corona virus curve will slow and medical professionals will not face a shortage of medical grade face masks essential for them to protect themselves and provide health care whilst ensuring their safety. Click on the links below to find out how to make a non surgical face / barrier mask

A few things you should consider; Helping you with parenting and Corona Virus (Covid19) materials.


    • washing your hands (adults and children) with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds
    • using hand sanitiser gel containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards, before touching any surfaces
    • do not use handkerchiefs as they spread germs and viruses more easily
    • clean objects and surfaces you touch often (like door handles, kettles, phones, keys) using your regular cleaning products

Try and wipe down items purchased when shopping to minimize the opportunity for Corona or other viruses / infections to spread at home.

Help prevent spreading Coron Virus by washing your hands and wearing face masks
Washing your hands frequently, with soap and water, thoroughly for 20 seconds will


    • do not share towels, including hand towels and tea towels
    • touch your face, nose, mouth or eyes before thoroughly washing your hands
    • do not use handkerchiefs as they spread germs and viruses more easily
    • do not share cutlery, dishes or drink from the same glass
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards, before touching any surfaces

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.

managing Corona virus symptoms at home

To help yourself stay well while you’re at home:

  • rest and sleep
  • drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your urine / pee is light yellow and clear
  • take paracetamol to lower your temperature

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.

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