COVID-19 update for Meals on Wheels Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby
What are we doing to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19?
We are doing all we can to protect our community during this public health emergency. We follow the Best Practice Guidelines issued by the Australian Government Department of Health, and our staff members monitor daily health alerts so they can provide updates to other staff and to our volunteers.
At work, all volunteers and staff adhere to our standard food safety procedures, and follow good hand hygiene and social distancing guidelines. We provide them all with Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves and hand sanitiser. All our volunteers now use sanitiser and change gloves between client home visits and follow social distancing guidelines when delivering meals – they knock on the door, leave meals near the door and speak to the client from a safe distance to ensure they receive their meal. They check in to see how clients are, and offer further help if needed.
We support any office staff who can work from home to do so, and now require all staff to have a flu vaccination, as recommended by the Department of Health.