COVID Update January 2022

What we are doing
Meals on Wheels processes have changed in order to reduce the potential spread of Covid and to ensure we can continue to deliver meals to the most vulnerable in our community.  We are following advice from the health authorities, recognising that older people may be more at risk.

To minimise the risk of exposure we are following strict food safety procedures as always and as an extra precaution the volunteers are using hand sanitising gel between each home they visit.  We are also following social distancing recommendations (where possible) when delivering meals.

  • Staff will sanitise their hands before and after each delivery
  • Staff will transfer your meals from our cooler bags to another supplied bag (which will be placed at your entry door)
  • Staff will knock on your door, then step back away from the door to allow a distance of 1.5m to 2m
  • Staff will greet you & check on your wellbeing
  • You (the client) will take the provided bag & store the meals immediately in your freezer after having a chat
  • IF it is necessary for staff to enter your home, they will use gloves which will be disposed of after each delivery
    Please wash your hands once you have stored the meals in your freezer

24-hour National Coronavirus Health Information Line
If you would like further factual advice about the coronavirus you can contact the 24-hour National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or read the latest information published on the Department of Health website.