My Nanny has been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 sufferer

***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.***

There is an expectation that Public Health will be in contact with any member of the public that has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.  That said your Nanny should also seek immediate medical advice from or the local health protection team and you the employer should be updated on this advice.

You the employer should also seek your own advice from concerning the precautions you and your family should take due to the possible risk of you contracting the virus.

The medical advice is expected to be for your Nanny to self-isolate which 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.