Media Release: Meals on Wheels Central Coast Acting to Support Key Stakeholders

Meals on Wheels Central Coast are taking actions to support the health and wellbeing of their clients, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Measures have been taken to ensure business continuity so they can continue to offer their meal delivery service to their clients.

As well as mandatory hand washing and sanitising of hands upon entry to the office and exit to all sites, gloves and masks have been made available to volunteers.

Contactless delivery options will be offered to all clients. MOWCC volunteers will still ensure that the clients are home to take delivery of their food, that will be left in sealed box on their doorstep. We will continue to provide our social welfare service ensuring that our clients are well, before departing the property. The contactless delivery is an option available to all clients and is not compulsory.

All visits to and from the office will be limited and staff will be able to work from home where possible. Staff will also be offered flexible shift hours to minimise contact in the office.

Community Restaurants will also cease to operate as of Wednesday 18 March as social distancing is not possible and the protection of our clients from health risks is of paramount importance. Meals on Wheels Central Coast will be doing a month by month review of the situation.

Meals on Wheels Central Coast cater to over 800 clients on the Central Coast, delivering around 14,000 meals per month to the elderly and People with Disability.

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