Safe Food Preparation and Delivery for Carers

If you are caring for someone, it is important to ensure their safety by following these food preparation and delivery guidelines:

  • If you are unwell in any way have someone else ready to assist. This means any illness not only symptoms associated with COVID–19. 
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water or use hand sanitiser. 
  • Purchase or obtain food from established food businesses only. Do not provide food items which have been donated from individuals especially back yard eggs.
  • All food to be placed in new plastic bags. Do not use re-useable cloth bags.
  • Only shop for packaged food except fresh fruit and vegetable which should be placed in individual smaller plastic bags.
  • Keep chilled food cold in an insulated bag with ice bricks.
  • Deliver food immediately after shopping. Ensure your car is clean to protect the shopping from contamination. Leave your pet at home.
  • Leave the shopping on the door step or at an agreed secure place. Do not enter the person’s house.
  • Ring the doorbell or text to let them know you have done the delivery.
  • If you do see the occupant in person, maintain the recommended 1.5m social distancing.
  • If you are preparing ready cooked meals for your vulnerable person, please follow food safety requirements.
For questions on this contact a City of Cockburn Environmental Health Officer on 08 9411 3589.

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.