I have asked my Nanny not to come to work on risk grounds rather than specific medical advice
***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.***
If your Nanny is absent following an instruction from you not to come to work, on risk grounds rather than specific medical advice, they are entitled to be paid as normal (unless their contract provides otherwise). 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.