Supporting our families and educators during COVID-19
Update: We have received confirmation to provide care to Alert Level 4 Workers so all systems go for Monday 23rd August
We will be accepting preliminary registrations of interest from families of Alert Level 4 Workers based on the following list of conditions:
- It is available to parents who are AL4W and who have NO other option for childcare.
- The definition of an EW is defined here https://covid19.govt.nz/business-and-money/businesses/doing-business-at-alert-level-4/#who-can-work
- It is NOT available if the proposed carer usually lives at the same address
- The childcare can be provided at either:
- (i) the children’s own home; or
- (ii) the home of the individual carer providing the childcare;
- Only ONE family can be cared for by any carer (by definition a carer is a home based educator or nanny or any other person who meets the requirements to care for children of AL4W) for the entire duration of the L4 lockdown or until such time to contract is terminated for whatever reason.
- a) Overall bubble sizes apply
- b) In the event of care being in the carers home, they can also care for their own children.
- If care is being provided from the Educators home, we must be assured that the carer’s home has been previously assessed as meeting health and safety licensing requirements
- Individual carers must not provide any Services on any day that either the individual carer, or the child being cared for, are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of Covid-19;
- Each individual carer will adhere to the key public health principles including:
- a) limiting contact to those within a household unit;
- b) maintaining physical distancing of at least one metre, preferably two metres when interacting with others at all times;
- c) maintaining good hygiene practices (for example cough and sneeze etiquette, hand hygiene);
- d) maintaining good cleaning practices;
- e) not sharing food, drinks or eating utensils (for example, use of individual drink bottles) ; and
- f) any other guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health relating to COVID 19.