Current Babysits policy regarding Coronavirus
14th April, 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 has created A Framework for Restrictive Measures in order to help the population go about their daily lives as much as possible, while also managing the behaviour of the virus. The framework consists of five levels, with all counties in Ireland currently at Level 5 .
There are some specific things to keep in mind with regards to education and childcare:
- Social visits in homes and gardens are not currently allowed, unless it is 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.
- Early-learning and childcare projects can resume.
- You are only permitted to travel within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries. There are some exemptions to this which allow you to travel further, including vital family reasons such as providing care to children.
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: