I (the parent or guardian of my child) have been advised to self-isolate so cannot go to work/have to remain at home

***The information given on these pages is the legal stance based on the government advice, please be mindful that this advice can change. This is the absolute minimum required by law. It is the Employer's decision whether they need their employee to work and what they pay to their nanny, you are allowed to pay above the minimum if you wish to. Making decisions about whether to pay more than the minimum can be a very difficult one, you will need to consider many things, such as, your future relationship with your employee and the affordability for you and your employee in these troubling times. It is wonderful to see that many employers have been able to retain their employees on full pay during this pandemic, but we appreciate that some will not be able to. Please be assured that this is your decision to make.***

Your Nanny should seek medical advice from https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 and you the employer should be updated on this advice.

If the medical advice is for the employee to also self-isolate then this is paid as per your contractual sick pay policy which is normally SSP. Proposed recent changes to legislation mean that SSP is likely to be payable from the first day of sickness rather than fourth.

Should the advice not be to self-isolate and your Nanny is willing to work then she should attend work as normal.  Your contractual terms should be explored at this point as most NannyPaye contracts have the provision of a Layoff clause which may allow you to ask your Nanny not to attend work and not to pay full pay.  Please ensure you call for further advice on this matter.