Sharing food is a transmission risk for infectious diseases

Sharing food remains a transmission risk for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.  

Food sharing within teams is a great way to bond and celebrate milestones or recognise and celebrate different cultures. But you don’t want to be sharing germs. 

So we continue to keep some sensible restrictions around food sharing at work to keep people safe and well. 

We ask that hand hygiene methods are followed and that you always opt for individually wrapped food and avoid communal bowls or plates.  

Please follow the advice below. 

Kitchen and mealtime reminders

  • Wash hands before and after preparing food  
  • BYO crockery and cutlery
  • Clean surfaces and appliances after use
  • Wash hands before and after eating food
  • Don’t share food that is in communal bowls or plates (for example, chips, platters, lolly jars etc.)  


Approved by Professor Rhonda Stuart. 

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