Society Meetings: Do not attend meetings if you are unwell or self-isolating. Use telephone and email communication as the primary form of communication. If you need to meet, choose a meeting space where you can remain a suitable distance (1 meter) from others. Our insurance broker recommends no more than 9/10 people Observe the recommended protocols above.
Visiting those in need: Do not visit vulnerable people in their homes.
Community gatherings and one on one meetings with those in need: this includes meals, afternoon teas, entertainment, face to face counselling, budget advice and other miscellaneous client meetings. Suspend community gatherings and one on one meetings until this crisis has passed.
Food preparation and delivery: Minimise the number of people involved in food preparation and delivery, without overburdening individuals. Wear disposable gloves and a mask while preparing food. Wrap the food as soon as it is prepared. Maintain a one meter distance from people receiving the food.
Clean your hands: Regardless of whether you wear disposable gloves you should wash your hands regularly. You should wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure you dry them thoroughly. You can use hand sanitiser (containing at least 60 percent alcohol) if soap and water are not available and if your hands are not visibly dirty. If using handsanitiser, cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean your preparation area: Wash items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups and eating utensils in the dishwasher (you should use a commercial cleaner if you have one) or use soap/detergent and water to wash them thoroughly. Clean all ‘high-touch’ surfaces with antiseptic wipes or disinfectant. Clean floors.
Laundry: Wash laundry items and dry thoroughly outside or with a dryer. Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items.
Food parcels: Preferably, all food parcels and vouchers can be collected by the recipient from a designated point. If delivered, the person delivering must not enter homes or premises.
School Lunches and food trucks: Follow the food preparation advice above and any other guidance given by the local Area President.