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Have you cancelled the cleaner if DC is self isolating?
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notevenat20 · 17/11/2020 19:24

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 · 17/11/2020 19:28

I did. Paid her though obviously.

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hopefulhalf · 17/11/2020 19:31

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

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notevenat20 · 17/11/2020 19:34

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 · 17/11/2020 19:35

Yes, cancelled but paid her....

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hopefulhalf · 17/11/2020 19:42

Yes our cleaner is our employee

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Whitepots · 17/11/2020 21:42

Yes, absolutely.

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HikerBiker · 17/11/2020 21:43

Yes we did, and paid her.

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Greysparkles · 17/11/2020 21:45

Yes our cleaner is our employee

That's unusual

OP I'd cancel her and pay

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Sb2012 · 17/11/2020 22:59

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.

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GalaxyCookieCrumble · 17/11/2020 23:05

No I am the cleaner in my house !

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domesticslattern · 17/11/2020 23:21

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.

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CtrlU · 17/11/2020 23:25

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.

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NeverTwerkNaked · 17/11/2020 23:27

Yes of course! I cancelled but paid her still.

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hopefulhalf · 18/11/2020 06:16

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

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Sally872 · 18/11/2020 06:19

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

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standupsitdownturnaround · 18/11/2020 06:24

@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.
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cliffdiver · 18/11/2020 06:26

Of course you have to cancel her.

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

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hopefulhalf · 18/11/2020 12:00

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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