COVID-19 and helping elderly neighbours and relations

It’s great to help out those in the community that can’t help themselves. When preparing food for the vulnerable such as elderly people be extra careful with your food safety and be aware of the risk of Listeria see more advice about preparing food for the elderly. Check with the person what their food preferences are and if they have any food intolerance or allergy. You might also want to order an extra dish when you get home delivery. When you drop off the food let the person know it is coming so it isn’t left on the doorstep and observe social distancing of at least 1.5 metres. You can also shop on their behalf or help them access supermarket home delivery which is now available for the vulnerable. Charities such as Meals on Wheels and Foodbank can also help supply food for those that can’t get out.