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April 1, 2020

C19 update: packaged food

Selling of food at service stations, dairies and convenience stores

  • You can sell any pre-packaged food (i.e. sandwiches/muffins/pies) that have been prepared off-site by your supplier, and can heat the food on-site if required.
  • You can sell food that has been prepared off-site (i.e. pies/sausage rolls) that have been delivered in boxes and then heated on-site and put in paper bags for the customer (with obvious precautions) – i.e. do not let the customers do this themselves if you are allowing customers in your store.
  • You cannot sell any drinks that need to be prepared on-site, for example hot coffee and milkshakes.
  • Wherever possible, the employee should wash their hands before handling the food items (so there is no cross-contamination from the surfaces)