Current Babysits policy regarding Coronavirus

Current Babysits policy regarding Coronavirus

By Babysits, 3 min read


May 14, 2020 - Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many parents are struggling with childcare. Not only are parents who work in vital sectors often in need of a babysitter for their children, parents who work from home and single parents may often find themselves in need of a babysitter. This is why we want to give our community the best support possible.

Taking into account the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Government, we try to give our community the best possible advice. At the moment it is allowed to physically do babysitting work. However, there are some adapted guidelines for parents and caregivers.

Update as per Alert Level 2:

  • Tertiary education facilities, schools and Early Learning Centres will be open for all ages.

Update as per Alert Level 3:

  • If you are returning to work and need to make childcare or other care arrangements for those already in your bubble, a care provider can join your bubble.

According to the government, there are certain public health rules to comply with when performing or arranging childcare, these are as follows:

  • The person providing care for your children essentially becomes an extension of your self-isolating household group.
  • This group must remain the same for the whole 4-week period.
  • The carer should not care for children from other households/families, other than their own, over the same period.
  • If a child or carer becomes unwell, they must stay at home.

We ask that our community follow the advice and adhere to our policy of safe babysitting in times of social distancing. For questions you can contact our customer service.

For parents and babysitters who no longer want physical babysitting / babysitting work due to the coronavirus crisis, we have started two new features, namely remote babysitting and online homework assistance.

How to stay safe during the Coronavirus crisis

Do you want to know more about babysitting safely in times of social distancing or other things related to the corona virus? Find out more by checking out our articles below:

Safe babysitting in times of social distancing

Remotely babysitting

Online tutoring

Tips and activities for staying at home