It’s no secret that we’re living in unprecedented times right now, but as we start to see society normalise we wanted to share some insights on how you can Xchange safely moving forward. Hosting a guest to help you with domestic tasks will significantly reduce the number of people coming in and out of your household. Rather than having separate visits from someone doing multiple tasks such as childcare, cleaning, gardening and dog walking, one guest can help with these tasks on a daily basis via an Xchange. You can save money and get the help you need and a guest can save money by helping you out. Below you can find some helpful tips to ensure yourself and your guest are on the same page, and can establish some ground rules for everyone’s peace of mind.
Make a plan for what happens if someone is in contact with someone found to have COVID-19, or if someone in the house gets it. Will the whole house go into isolation? Is there an area of the house that can be used as a self-quarantine area? Keep in mind that you don't want your guest to be concerned about how getting sick may affect their living situation. If you’d like your guest to have a COVID-19 test prior to moving in, it's a reasonable request now that the test is readily available.
Here are some household tips to maintain optimum health at home:
Communication is key. In order for your Xchange to be successful it’s important that everyone feels comfortable asking questions, and giving answers. At the end of the day, having everyone on the same page from the beginning is the best way to instil clarity and confidence in the Xchange.
To stay up to date with the latest information on Covid-19, check with the Australian Government Department of Health