-The Forbes Paertnership –

Government COVID-19 Advice

The following advice is relevant in all sectors of our services (Babysitting, Dog-walking and Home-sitting)

We are constantly keeping up to date with the latest government advice. We have been notified that in-home childcare is now permitted for ALL families – provided that no one in the family nor the childcarer has any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

The official Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance and support continues to evolve, we are keeping up to date and encourage our sitters and families to stay informed on the latest advice by checking this page regularly.

Am I allowed to use The Forbes Partnership?

Government advice states that those who are unable to carry out their jobs from home are allowed to go to work.

Our top priorities are to keep families and childcarers safe and healthy and help fight the spread of the virus, so if you or anyone in your household develops coronavirus symptoms (however mild), you should not arrange a booking or accept a booking and you should immediately cancel any bookings you have. Please read the official PHE advice about coronavirus symptoms and isolation.

Precautions advised to minimise risk during a booking

All adults should maintain social distancing (2m) where possible

Regularly wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and hot water, especially on arrival

When you cough or sneeze, over your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) and wash your hands afterwards

Clean regularly touched objects and surfaces (door handles, kitchen items and toys) with regular cleaning products

Keep internal doors open where possible to minimise contact

Maintain good ventilation (keep windows open where it is safe to do so)

Travel to and from bookings

Please refer to government advice regarding travel.

Safer travel guidance for passengers

Coronvirus FAQS: What you can and can’t do – Public Transport.

Keeping in touch

You will always be given a contact telephone number for the carer/ sitter you are working with for each booking and you should communicate with them prior to the booking to discuss your requirements and expectations, as well as at the start of the booking.

Our focus at this time is supporting our team, our clients and their families. If you have any questions, please let us know by email on enquiries@theforbespartnership.co.uk and one of our team will get back to you.