Food Service

Can we provide food at our activities?

Individuals can bring their own food for their own consumption as part of an activity.

You can provide food at an activity but needs to follow hospitality industry general rules:

  • Nobody attends Scouting if they show any symptoms
  • No self-service, buffet-style serving
  • Cooks and food servers should wear masks and hand sanitise regularly
  • Hand washing before and after
  • Cleaning of utensils and crockery
  • There are no restrictions on what food is served
  • Participants should be provided with their own serving and not share food
  • Members can cook their own food as long they don’t share it after

 

Can we provide shared food?

There are a number of controls that can be put in place to allow shared or self-service food:

  • Buffet catering can be provided where a server is used to serve the food to an individual, rather than serving themselves
  • Food can be provided to a small group to share at their table
  • Food items can be provided on plates or individually wrapped
  • Shared food can be collected by one person and returned to a small group to share at a table

Can youth members prepare food as part of an activity?

You can undertake cooking and food preparation as part of an activity if:

  • Nobody attends Scouting if they show any symptoms
  • Members cook or prepare their own food and it is not shared
  • It is undertaken outdoors by preference
  • Hand washing before and after
  • Cleaning of utensils and crockery
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