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Free COVID-19 awareness for food service training

A free online training course is now available for local food industry workers to improve their knowledge on new procedures in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  ‚Äč

NSW Food Authority and NSW Health have recently released a joint initiative training course that the public can access free of charge to improve their knowledge and procedures around COVID-19 in local food industries.

“Council encourages people in the food retail industry to complete the course to be up to date with new practices and to continue to meet the ever changing COVID-19 requirements,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “The training course is a short online course, which our local businesses will gain a lot from.”

The COVID-19 Awareness for Food Service training course addresses a diverse range of topics, such as background information on COVID-19, infection signs and symptoms, protective measures for both business premises and personal protection, and record keeping during this time.

“If you work in the food sector this course will benefit you and your business immensely during these unprecedented times, increasing your knowledge and providing clarification for procedures to be implemented to minimise the risks around COVID-19,” said Cr Todd.

The course provides help and guidance on measures to take within the business and useful resources to use. It also contains a guidance template for businesses to download to help them produce a COVID-19 Safety Plan that can be shared amongst the workplace, which is a compulsory as part of the NSW COVID-19 Public Health Order. 

“By completing this course, food industry workers will increase their understanding and awareness and can do everything possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This will also reassure customers and the community that they can responsibly visit your business,” concluded Cr Todd.

Click the link to begin the online course. There is a short multiple-choice quiz at the end. If the quiz is completed, an acknowledgement certificate will be emailed to the participant. https://covidaware.instructure.com/enroll/J8BBYH 

For more information about the course contact Council’s Environment and Development Services Department on (02) 6849 2000.

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Last Updated: 15 Jul 2020

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