Gingerbread corona virus information
24 March 2020 at 5:04 pm #38254
We can see that many of you are searching for answers relating to the corona impact which effects single parents. We have created some pages which we hope will give you some information. This also includes a frequently asked questions section. We endeavor to update this during this fast moving situation. Please continue to support each other during this time.24 March 2020 at 10:04 pm #38266
Thank you – I’ve been looking for clear advice on whether my kids can move between their home with me and their dad so home. I finally managed to find clear guidance in the link you shared – <span style=”caret-color: #0b0c0c; color: #0b0c0c; font-family: nta, Arial, sans-serif; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;”><i>Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes</i></span>24 March 2020 at 10:36 pm #38270
I have problem. Me and my kids we are self-isolate for two weeks. I don’t live with my ex in one households. Ex want take kids to his house but he still work even if we are lockdown(he is not keyworker) and its looks like he will until a day when he will pick up a kids. Is he not have to have a quarantine for 14 days? I am worried he could have a virus but not symptoms. He not listen and he doesn’t think even to isolete for week or two26 March 2020 at 2:55 pm #38343
Hi I am a single mam of a 5 year old. I cannot go to work as I am a nurse and my son hub school is nowhere near where I live. His dad is in self isolation for 12 weeks as he’s had cancer in the past. I have no one to help me look after my son. As my babysitter is unable to leave her house. I am totally stuck. Really wanna go to work.the government need to think about keyworkers single parents who do not get any help from there other parent.26 March 2020 at 6:51 pm #38352
Hi looking for advice. I am a single parent. Classed as a key worker, am in a pharmacy. Only worked here 5 months. Before that I worked in food so I have no experience basically am training.
With the shielding measures in place if I was to contract this virus at work then that would leave my daughter without care if I was to be hospitalised. Meaning she would be taken by social services as my family are all vunerable category and have to isolate for 12 weeks.
Or even bringing it home to my 1 year old. I know they say it doesn’t affect children but there’s more and more children I have seen having this virus. And if she’s going to nursery with other key workers children she’s being exposed to this virus.
Every bone in my body wants me to stay away from work and protect my daughter. I can’t allow her to be taken in by social services if I got sick. And if she got sick I wouldn’t leave her in hospital alone.
What are my rights as to self isolate26 March 2020 at 9:10 pm #38356
I am expecting this so I thought I’d reach out. My daughter has finished school early because the school has closed indefinitely. She was due to finish for good on the last day of June. Does this mean the absent parent can stop paying maintenance now instead of the end of the school year?28 March 2020 at 10:37 pm #38456
I’m a single parent to two young children we have no contact from their father .I work in a supermarket part time so am classed as a key worker .my kids are 8 and 5 my eldest son has asthma and I am worried I pass this virus on to him .my mam is 70 so cant see her.there school is open so I’m putting the kids in school while i work 3 days a week .i have asked my boss if i could be off work because of my sons asthma with me being his sole carer and putting him at risk and they said only unpaid as a 12 week lifestyle break. Surely this isnt right or fair?I’m walking round with permanent anxiety and feel sick and cant sleep .any advice appreciated thankyou29 March 2020 at 7:22 pm #38486
I’m a single mum with three children and I’m a keyworker . The father to my youngest two children will not look after the children while I work. What am I meant to do? It’s all good and well saying schools will provide childcare but only certain times and not the school holidays . Is there any guidance or help on this please xx29 March 2020 at 7:43 pm #38489
There alot of single mams struggling. We need the government to clarify what we can do. Can my babysitter come to look after my son. The schools are crap times when u work 13 hour shifts30 March 2020 at 12:06 pm #38536
If the information and advice is not listed on our corona advice pages then please feel free to contact our single parent helpline. We have a team of fantastic helpline advisers who will be able to help you to explore your options. Here are their contact details.
Kind regards, Justine4 April 2020 at 10:02 am #38665
I think that should be fine as long as your baby sitter does what she is expected to do in maintaining good hand hygine and other stuff.