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Have you cancelled the cleaner if DC is self isolating?

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notevenat20 Tue 17-Nov-20 19:24:40

DC's year was sent home from school and they all have to self isolate. I know what the rules are but I am interested in what people do in practice. When your DC have been sent home, have you cancelled the cleaner?

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 17-Nov-20 19:28:39

I did. Paid her though obviously.

hopefulhalf Tue 17-Nov-20 19:31:10

We re-furloughed our cleaner at the start of lockdown.

notevenat20 Tue 17-Nov-20 19:34:38

We re-furloughed our cleaner at the start of lockdown

Don't they have to be your employee for that?

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user1488979639 Tue 17-Nov-20 19:35:15

Yes, cancelled but paid her....

hopefulhalf Tue 17-Nov-20 19:42:28

Yes our cleaner is our employee

Whitepots Tue 17-Nov-20 21:42:14

Yes, absolutely.

HikerBiker Tue 17-Nov-20 21:43:43

Yes we did, and paid her.

Greysparkles Tue 17-Nov-20 21:45:44

Yes our cleaner is our employee

That's unusual

OP I'd cancel her and pay

Sb2012 Tue 17-Nov-20 22:59:05

Yes cancelled after the third period of DC having to self isolate. I told her not to come back until the new year. Obviously still paying her.

GalaxyCookieCrumble Tue 17-Nov-20 23:05:19

No I am the cleaner in my house !

domesticslattern Tue 17-Nov-20 23:21:29

Yes, cancelled and paid.
Having seen Covid up close, I don't want to endanger her health and her ability to work to support herself.

CtrlU Tue 17-Nov-20 23:25:28

I don’t have a cleaner but I think it goes without saying that you would have to cancel...

It’s unfair for your cleaner to come round and clean your possibly COVID ridden home...

I’m not trying to be rude and I’m normally the last person to bash people - or judge, but surely you understand isolation means isolating yourself and your family from everyone else.

NeverTwerkNaked Tue 17-Nov-20 23:27:17

Yes of course! I cancelled but paid her still.

hopefulhalf Wed 18-Nov-20 06:16:21

Our previous cleaner was self employed but this one likes to go "through the books".

Sally872 Wed 18-Nov-20 06:19:40

Hasn't happened to us yet but I would cancel the cleaner and still pay.

standupsitdownturnaround Wed 18-Nov-20 06:24:44

hopefulhalf

Our previous cleaner was self employed but this one likes to go "through the books".


Probably worked out well for them to do it that way with Covid? Good for them if so.

We cancelled and paid our cleaner in the last lockdown. She has come once during this lockdown and the other week we cancelled and paid.

I don't like her to have to travel on public transport to get here and I work in a hospital so worried we would put her at risk.

cliffdiver Wed 18-Nov-20 06:26:06

Of course you have to cancel her.

No one is allowed to visit the house if someone is self isolating.

hopefulhalf Wed 18-Nov-20 12:00:28

*hopefulhalf

Our previous cleaner was self employed but this one likes to go "through the books".

Probably worked out well for them to do it that way with Covid? Good for them if so.*

Works out well for us too, my husband has his own company so gets the furlough payments back from the goverment.

I wasn't comfortable with her coming in during lockdown, but obviously she needs to live.

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