Coronavirus (COVID 19) Resources & Updates
Prioritising Community Health and Safety
As COVID 19 continues to affect communities around Australia, it is important to consider the impact on office environments.
Human coronaviruses are spread in a similar way to the flu (influenza), when someone either comes into close contact with another who is infected or by coming into contact with a contaminated surface or object.
In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all workplaces we recommend reviewing processes & procedures regarding ordering and handling of food at meetings and events.
High risk activities
Coughing / sneezing near open food stations
Congregation of people where food is served
Food contamination during service setup
Tips for safely managing catered meetings & events
Minimise large gatherings
Individually packaged meals
Promote good hygiene
Keep meeting room doors open
Accessible hand sanitisers & anti-bacterial wipes
Hampr's best practice guidelines
We have taken extra precautions by collaborating with our suppliers to treat the COVID19 threat seriously, and identify decisive steps that ensure and promote enhanced practices and procedures around operational health, safety and hygiene. We have vetted a number of our partners to follow these specific food guidelines.
Kitchen staff travelling abroad to quarantine themselves for 14 days before returning to work.
Kitchen staff exposed to confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases will not return to work for 14 days.
Food handlers will use all relevent measures as per food safety standards in their state/territory.
Food suppliers will actively monitor health of staff, and those who are feeling unwell will not be permitted to work.
Kitchen staff who fall ill are required to provide a medical certificate outlining they are safe to return to work.
Kitchen staff & delivery drivers are required to wash their hands regularly using soap/hand sanitiser.
All delivery drivers are required to sanitise their hands prior to picking up and & delivery food at all times.
All kitchen staff are required to wash/sanitise their hands prior to entering the kitchen.
- Food Standards Australian and New Zealand - Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety
- World Health Organisation - Getting Workplace Ready
- World Health Organisation - Mythbusters
- Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
- CDC - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia