Coronavirus: current policy Charly Cares
We are keeping a close eye on the official reports regarding the coronavirus. We follow the guidelines of the RIVM and GGD and ask Angels and parents to take their responsibility and keep the children, and each other, healthy.
Our tips for how to book a babysitter as safely as possible
Above, we list measures you can take to ensure that our babysitting services run as safely as possible. In addition, we are happy to share with you our tips and best practices, so that you can book a babysitter safely.
Get tested now
Do you have any complaints such as a cold, coughing, elevated temperature (starting at 37.5 degrees), or a sudden loss of taste or smell? Get tested for the coronavirus as soon as possible, so that we can continue to protect each other and the children.
Our policy regarding babysitting services
- No babysitting service with symptoms
Sneezing / a runny nose / cold complaints / sore throat / coughing / elevated temperature (starting at 37.5 degrees).
- Prior to the babysitting service
Prior to the babysitting service, inform each other about possible health concerns. Make clear agreements together about the precautions taken during the babysitting service.
- Take your temperature
Take your temperature 2 hours in advance to be completely sure you don't have an elevated temperature (over 37.5 degrees).
- Keep your social circle small
Angels, babysit for the same family as much as possible, and parents, invite the same Babysitting Angels every time, in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
There is a curfew throughout the Netherlands from Saturday 23 January (between 21:00 in the evening and 4:30 in the morning). We ask our users to take this into account.
One and a half meters
We ask all parents and Babysitting Angels to keep 1,5 meter distance from each other at all times. While babysitting, keeping a distance of 1,5 meter between the babysitter and the child(ren) might be difficult. According to the RIVM, children play a smaller role in spreading the virus than adults. And, even if the children get ill, the illness is usually mild. That is why the schools are open again, and why a Charly Cares Babysitting Angel can babysit again.
Our policy regarding hygiene
Follow the RIVM guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. That means:
- Don't shake hands
- Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow
- Use paper tissues and discard them after use
On holiday in an orange area?
Did you just got back from a holiday in an orange area? Quarantine at home for 14 days. That also means no babysitting services during this period. Be sure to carefully check whether or not your holiday destination falls within an orange area.
Stay up to date
The RIVM website contains the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and the accompanying risks. It goes without saying that we will remain alert and we will keep you informed via this webpage about any further measures taken to keep everyone healthy.
Frequently asked questions
I (Angel) receive less booking requests than usual, do I receive any compensation?
We're really sorry you receive less booking requests than usual. This is because of the current situation with the coronavirus, on which we have no influence. Unfortunately we can’t offer compensation. However we are doing everything we can, together with your help, to fill the gaps in childcare. There may be fewer bookings at this time, but it can vary from day to day. So keep a close eye on our app!
My bookings are being cancelled, do I receive any compensation?
We're really sorry your bookings are being cancelled. This can always happen, but now especially due to the coronavirus. Parents no longer need a babysitter, or they, or the children have a cold for example. Unfortunately we can’t offer compensation.
Do you want to babysit and help out parents? Take a look at the Jobfinder regularly for available bookings.
Does a parent cancel a booking 3 hours before the start or shorter before the start? Then you are being compensated, as usual, and you will be paid 1 hour.
When babysitting, always keep our current policy and guidelines in mind.
Can you help with homeschooling?
Many Angels have indicated they can help out with homeschooling. You can recognise them by the special icon in their profile. We advise that you book the Angel for online help with homeschooling, using programs such as Skype, Google Hangouts, or Facetime. Need a babysitter to come to your home? You can still book our Angels to come by, but we do have special measures and a careful policy in place.
In the booking, indicate it concerns help with homeschooling, so the Angel can prepare. Share the lesson materials in advance, for example through the chat in the app. You can find more information on help with homeschooling on this special homeschooling page.