Hygiene guidelines and social rules during corona
Transferring corona through food
There is no evidence that food is a source of transmission of the new coronavirus. Coronaviruses need an animal or human to survive and grow. That cannot be done in food. It is important to handle food hygienically, in order to prevent pathogenic bacteria and viruses from getting on food. Read the guidelines for cooking during the corona crisis here.
Follow the guidelines below when delivering or collecting meals:
- A physical introduction is not possible, but an introduction by telephone, via Skype or by writing a letter is of course possible!
- Make sure the meal is shared contactlessly. Hang the meal in a bag on the door, put it on the mat or make sure there is a table, chair or stool so that the meal can easily be taken off. Then step back 2 meters yourself.
- So always keep a minimum distance of 2 meters.
- Have the recipient wash their hands as soon as they handle the bag.
- Do not pay in cash. Payments can be settled immediately via home kook.nl, so there is no need to pay with cash. Has the meal not yet been paid for for whatever reason? Use a tap or have it transferred online.
- Collection is only allowed with a maximum of one person at a time.
- Provide clean / new containers. Normally we advise all collectors to bring their own container, in order to waste as little plastic as possible. Everyone has to decide for themselves how he / she wants to tackle it, but it may now be (temporarily) wise to take care of the dishes yourself as a home cook. Then the food is ready and the meal can be shared easily and contactlessly.
Follow the guidelines below when cooking:
- Wash your hands well before cooking. This means 20 seconds, under running water and with soap. View the instructions from the RIVM here.
Do you have gloves at home? Then use it.
- Do not sneeze or cough over food to avoid spreading pathogens through food. Do you sneeze or cough while eating or preparing food? Sneeze / cough on the inside of your elbow and use tissue paper. Wash your hands before resuming eating (preparing).
- Change dishcloths and towels and tea towels regularly. Normally we recommend doing this once a day, now do that more often and preferably use kitchen paper as much as possible.
- Heat food thoroughly to kill bacteria and viruses. Toss food in the microwave regularly.
- Set your refrigerator at 4 ° C. Food will then last longer and bacteria hardly have a chance.
- When shopping, make sure that the packaging is still intact, check the expiration date and buy refrigerated products last. Wash your hands well before and after shopping.
- Always wash fruit and vegetables well.
- Provide clean utensils such as knives, spatulas and cutting boards.
- Cut meat, fish and vegetables on separate cutting boards. Separate cooked and raw food and avoid cross-contamination.