COVID-19 Safety Plan

Updated December 2021
Alfalfa House Community Food Co-operative Ltd

Physical distancing
We support 1.5 metre physical distancing wherever possible. Staff and volunteers closely monitor numbers in the store and movement around cashier terminals.

Wellbeing of staff, volunteers and customers
The cooperative’s shop entry sign and weekly newsletters ask members not to shop if unwell. Staff and volunteers are also asked not to attend if unwell. Staff have been asked to go to a doctor and get a medical certificate and a COVID-19 test if displaying any of the symptoms. Staff have been advised on their sick leave arrangements.

Hygiene and cleaning
Members, volunteers, customers and staff members are requested to wash hands on entry with hand sanitiser or soap, which is provided in the shop. Bathroom is well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.

Hand sanitiser is provided at key points in the shop and office.

Frequently used indoor hard surface areas are cleaned at least daily with detergent/ disinfectant. Frequently touched areas and surfaces are cleaned several times per day.

Natural ventilation is increased by opening windows and doors where possible, and mechanical ventilation is increased where possible by optimising air conditioning.

Given the highly infectious nature of COVID-19 the size and nature of our shop and our Work Health and Safety obligations, staff and volunteers wear masks. It is strongly recommended that customers wear face masks. Face masks are provided for staff and volunteers in the shop, and provided at $1 each for customers if required.

To help meet its Work Health and Safety obligations Alfalfa House has developed a vaccination policy for staff and volunteers.

COVID Safety Plan record keeping
A copy of this COVID-19 Safety Plan is kept on the Alfalfa House premises. Information on the COVID-19 Safety Plan are provided to staff and volunteers and updated as circumstances change. This information is also included in the Volunteers Induction Training.

Approved by the Members’ Council 16/12/21