Last update: 11th May
In the newly released document "Our plan to rebuild - the UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy" the government lays out their plans to enable social interaction and business to gradually return to normal.
As part of this the government explicitly calls out childcare provision as a role that is now allowed in order to enable parents to get back to work.
As such, from Wednesday 13th May Kowalah will resume accepting bookings.
Bookings should follow the general advice in Annex A from the government's document. You can read these from Page 49.
To maintain your family's and your Kowalah's health and safety:
- Kowalahs should not use public transport to get to you
- Kowalahs should wash their hands visibly on arrival and departure from your booking
- Kowalahs should try and maintain a 2 metre distance from the parents (of course they will want and need to interact with your children, hence the rigorous focus on handwashing)
- Parents are asked to focus on regular bookings with one Kowalah rather than multiple bookings with many Kowalahs
- Parents are asked to ensure their home is well ventilated, with open windows and doors and enabling your Kowalah to play with the children in the garden if possible.
Kowlahs are not required to wear a face mask - a face covering may make it more difficult for Kowalahs to build rapport with your children - but should you wish them to wear one you should discuss with the Kowalah in your introductory call. Remember a face mask is not there to protect the wearer but to prevent any transmission onto other people.
Communicating is key
Once you have confirmed a booking with your Kowalah they will contact you by telephone and it is essential for both you and your Kowalah to speak and to confirm you are both healthy and are not exhibiting any signs of coronavirus (high temperature and a persistent cough).
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com