As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, people are starting to think about hiring nannies to help with childcare. However, with the pandemic still ongoing, it’s important to consider adding a COVID clause in your nanny contract.

A COVID clause is a provision in the contract that outlines the measures that will be taken in case the nanny or anyone in the household contracts COVID-19. This clause is beneficial for both parties as it outlines expectations and responsibilities in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Here are some things to consider when adding a COVID clause to your nanny contract:

1. Paid sick leave: Make it clear in the contract that if the nanny contracts COVID-19, they will be entitled to paid sick leave. If the nanny is unable to work due to COVID-19, they should not be expected to use their own sick leave.

2. Quarantine guidelines: The contract should outline the quarantine guidelines for the nanny and anyone else in the household who may have come into contact with the virus. This includes the duration of the quarantine period, how it will be monitored, and how it will impact the nanny’s work schedule.

3. Health and safety measures: The contract should also outline the health and safety measures that will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes wearing masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing.

4. Testing and vaccination: The contract should outline whether the nanny is required to get tested for COVID-19 and/or vaccinated. If so, the employer should be responsible for covering the cost of testing and vaccination.

5. Termination clause: If the nanny refuses to follow the health and safety measures outlined in the contract, there should be a termination clause in place. This will protect both the employer and the nanny from any legal issues that may arise.

In conclusion, adding a COVID clause to your nanny contract is a crucial step in protecting both the employer and the nanny during these uncertain times. It’s important to be clear and transparent about expectations and responsibilities in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. If you’re unsure about how to draft a COVID clause, it’s best to consult with a legal professional.