Many families are trying to understand the advice for home-care amidst COVID-19. The highest priority right now is the health and safety of the community, and we encourage everyone to act responsibly with safe hygiene practices and social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect vulnerable members of society.
There will be some families, especially front-line healthcare workers, that may need support during this time. We Need A Nanny is unable to provide case-by-case guidance for families across Australia, and we encourage families to read the advice provided by the Australian Government: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources
Within these resources, the Government has released an article that may be relevant to families and caregivers, entitled: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information on social distancing
This information sheet answers common questions about social distancing — including what it is, how to do it and why it’s important. The article covers the following sections:
- Social Distancing Guidance
- What is social distancing and why is it important?
- What should I do?
- Social Distancing at home
- Social Distancing in the workplace
- Social Distancing in schools
- Social Distancing in public
- More information
Please understand that every Local Government Area and State Government may have additional guidance and policies for your local area, which must also be considered. Authorities are considering the information on a daily basis, so please act in the best interests of your family and community by staying safe, well, and up to date.
This article was posted on 27 March 2020, with all references current at that date. Please note that guidance from authorities may change in the future.
The WNAN Family
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