Coronavirus: Food Safety
We understand the difficulties food businesses across Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are facing at this time and we’d like to assure you that we are here to help and advise whenever we can.
Coronavirus and food
It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus from food, however, it can survive on hard surfaces. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. Any food handler who is unwell should not be at work. If they have symptoms, they should follow government advice and stay at home.
Although it is very unlikely that coronavirus is transmitted through food, as a matter of good hygiene practice anyone handling food should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
This should be done as a matter of routine, before and after handling food, and especially after being in a public place, blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.
You need to minimise opportunities for the virus to spread by maintaining a distance of 2 metres between individuals. This advice applies to both inside the food business and in the external public areas where customers may need to queue.
Please click on the boxes below for further guidance affecting food businesses in relation to Coronavirus:
If you are not already registered with the Council as a food business, you must complete a registration form in the link below
If you are already registered but plan to change your food operation to include delivery, or any other significant change, for example supplying vulnerable groups, you need to inform us.
If you require any further advice or guidance please contact the Shared Regulatory Services office for your area:
Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan
- Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry CF63 4RU
County Hall, Cardiff, CF10 4UW