The NSW Food Authority has partnered with NSW Health to develop COVID-19 awareness for food service, which is a free, voluntary online training course to support food businesses in providing a COVID safe environment. The course includes key advice, links to relevant resources and has a quiz at the end. An acknowledgement certificate is generated on completion of the course.
The NSW Premier announced that on 1 June restrictions would be eased for cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs to allow for up to 50 customers, subject to a one person per four square metre rule, and with strict social distancing guidelines in place. All businesses will also be required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and to keep records of all staff, customers with a longer contact experience such as dine-in, and contractors for at least 28 days.
While the course has been developed for anyone working in NSW food retail and food service businesses, enrollment is open to everyone. It is hoped that the course will boost consumer confidence in the NSW retail food sector as these businesses gradually return to normal operation.
The COVID-19 awareness for food service training course aims to provide useful information to help food businesses understand the changes that have come into effect and what they need to do. It is not part of the Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) training requirement, and is not an accredited course.
Click on the following link for more details and to log in to COVID-19 awareness for food service https://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-awareness-food-service-training