| Posted by Ana Macapagal

 

In line with the current COVID-19 crisis, My Super Nanny is committed to giving the nanny community the support needed and the updates recommended by the government. 

 

WHAT IMPACT DOES THE CORONAVIRUS HAS WITH PARENTS AND BABYSITTERS?

  

With the new cases of Covid-19 patients rising, the need to stay at home and avoid social contact as much as possible is inevitable. The Australian government has imposed restrictions on certain areas, the restrictions differ between each state. 

 

To get more context on how the Australian government monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can check it via this website:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

 

My Super Nanny tips for parents and babysitters during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. If you are feeling unwell and have symptoms such as Sneezing, Coughing, Fever >37.5 C, Sore Throat, Headache and Runny Nose - it would be best to stay at home and isolate yourself until you feel better.

  2. Hygiene

    • Keep yourself clean by religiously washing your hands with soap and water when you arrive or leave home.
    • Often wash the children’s hands
    • Disinfect items you often use such as mobile phones, pens, shoes, etc. 

  3. Limit Social Interactions
    • For parents, it is recommended to hire no more than one babysitter.
    • For nannies, babysit for no more than one family.
    • Avoid going to crowded places.
    • This will help with easier contact tracing if needed.

 

 

RESTRICTIONS IN VICTORIA


The imposed restrictions all across the country differ from each state, with Victoria being hit the hardest.

 

 

As per this new rule, Melbourne has entered stage 4 restrictions, we have bulleted the main key points for babysitting in Victoria:

    • Babysitting arrangements may continue for permitted workers only.
    • No new babysitting arrangements may be made. This rule is applicable to both permitted and non-permitted workers.
    • DHHS highly advise against babysitting high-risk groups.

 


For more details about Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria, you can check it via this link:
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/stage-4-restrictions-covid-19


 

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