Current Babysits policy regarding Coronavirus
2nd June, 2021 - Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many parents are struggling with childcare. It is not only parents who work as essential service providers who are in need of a babysitter for their children. Parents who work from home and single parents may also find themselves struggling to find a babysitter. This is why we want to give our community the best support possible.
Taking into account the guidelines from GOV.ie and the HSE, we are trying to give our community the best possible advice. At the moment for parents and babysitters who can no longer physically babysit/hire a babysitter to work due to the corona crisis, we have started two new features, namely remote babysitting and online homework assistance. You are also now able to search for volunteer babysitters - babysitters who are willing to offer volunteer babysitting services during this period. For any questions you can contact our customer service.
For the latest updates from the Irish Government visit this page: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/7e0924-latest-updates-on-covid-19-coronavirus/
Ireland's government has created a plan, called "Recovery and Resilience: The Path Ahead", to deal with COVID-19. You can see this plan and the changes that are scheduled in the coming months here.
There are some specific things to keep in mind with regards to education and childcare at present:
- Social visits in homes and gardens are allowed if all people are fully vaccinated and from no more than 3 households. Fully vaccinated people from a maximum of 2 households can meet indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household. You can also meet indoors for essential family reasons (such as providing care) or as part of a support bubble. You can form a support bubble if you are living alone with children under 18 years or if you share parenting arrangements (for more details click here).
- As of the 12th April, in-school teaching has fully returned.
- As of the 29th March, childcare services reopened for all children.
- As of the 10th May, you can travel outside of your own county.
Do you want to know more about babysitting safely in times of social distancing or other things related to the corona virus? Find out more by checking out our articles below: