Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19
Key steps employers can take
The consequences of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are unprecedented and felt around the world. For many children and their families, the fast-evolving situation means disrupted education and childcare, family illness and potential loss of household income.
By giving working parents the time, information, services and resources they need to cope with the crisis, family-friendly policies and practices can make a critical difference. They also make an important contribution to wider social protection.
This document builds on material developed by UNICEF EAPRO, UNICEF ESARO and the ILO. It is an interim guidance note, developed in a fast-evolving situation. It provides general recommendations that aim to help employers strengthen support for workers and their families.