+ How can I protect my family if I am caring for clients / patients who may have COVID-19?

Patients may still transmit COVID-19 even if they don't show any symptoms.

  • Limit your contact with patients. Only one healthy person should provide care.
  • Do not share personal items with patients, and use separate bathrooms.
  • Wear a mask, disposable gloves and eye protection.
  • Clean your hands with soap or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60%).

+ I work shifts. Who can look after my children in the evenings and on weekends?

In the events where you work shifts and are unable to take care / supervise your child, you may want to opt for childcare services (such as daycare). Click here for an article from Very Well Family which offers some helpful ideas.

Here are some local childcare options:

  • Clever Daycare
    Location: 3131 45 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 8A7
    Contact: (403) 474-4157
  • Summit Kids
    Location: Multiple locations in Calgary
    Contact: (587) 977-2541
  • Children's Cottage Society (Emergency Childcare)
    Location: 845 McDougall Rd. NE, Calgary, AB
    Contact: (403) 233-2273

    Crisis Nursery
    24-hour childcare for children (newborn to age 8) in times of family crisis or emergency situations. Maximum three-day stay. Follow-up in-home family coaching assistance available.

    Volunteer Day Care
    Day respite for children under 5 in community child care centres, where available, for families in crisis or emergency situations.

    In-Home Infant Respite Care
    In-home childcare for children (newborn to 6 months) once a week, for low income parents with no alternative childcare support.