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How is the coronavirus affecting domestic helpers?

Note: This is a developing situation and we are updating these articles as we get more information. 

  • Starting the hiring process right now? See service updates at  Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO): HERE.
  • Special Notes for Terminations at this time: Due to the special circumstances of this time, we have written up HERE
  • Workers should also read about financial assistance from the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) for OFWs affected by COVID-19: HERE.
  • Can employers ask domestic helpers to stay in on their day off?: HERE
  • Are employers required to pay a domestic helper’s salary while they are unable to return to work?: HERE
  • How to extend contract/ visa/ stay in Hong Kong: HERE
  • Community-quarantine in the Philippines. Read how it is affecting transportation, workplaces, and operations: HERE.
  • Return to Philippines and Quarantine: Read more: HERE.
  • Arrival in Hong Kong and Quarantine: Domestic helpers who arrive in Hong Kong will be required to go through quarantine: HERE
  • Reaching out to your agency for support: What are the things I should notify my employment agency about?: HERE
  • Be careful about misinformation and fake news: here.
  • Are there any resources on household hygiene for domestic helpers to use? HERE

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Last updated on May 27th, 2020
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