Scientific advice is that it is very unlikely that COVID-19 can be spread through food.
At the moment businesses that provide a takeaway or delivery service are still able to operate. We understand that some businesses may wish to start providing a takeaway service or delivery service and may have questions in relation to how they should operate.
If you are changing how you are operating then you should think through the hazards and ensure that you have control measures in place for infection control and food safety.
You must consider the risks associated with infection control to ensure that yourself, employees and members of the public are not infected and are not spreading the infection.
You must also ensure there are procedures in place in relation to social distancing within your business premises and whilst your employees are delivering food to your customers.
You must ensure you have a supply of soap for hand washing and antibacterial cleaner to enable you to clean and sanitise your preparation surfaces. All food businesses should have a cleaning schedule in place regardless of the COVID-19 emergency.
During the current emergency cleaning of all hand contact points is even more important as is using the correct type of disinfectant.
Further advice is available from COVID-19 Advice to food businesses
Please note the situation is constantly changing please continue to refer to GOV.UK for the latest available information.