CORE POLICY:   Covid-19

Introduction – 

Came Women and Girls Development Organisation (CAWOGIDO)

Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Information/Policy: Covid-19

At Came Women and Girls Development Organisation (CAWOGIDO), we take the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, beneficiaries/vulnerable adults, and volunteers very seriously. It is important that at CAWOGIDO we endeavor to keep our staff, beneficiaries, and volunteers safe as far as is practicable, as well as making sure our food and essential deliveries are being collected and delivered safely.  These are the measures CAWOGIDO has implemented to help reduce the risk of transmission of Covid 19.

In the office: Social distancing is highly encouraged, it may not be possible to carry out fully. We have put new measures in place, and these are:

  1. Staff and volunteers must not touch each other (No shaking hands, hugging etc.)
  2. Staff and volunteers must observe a 2m (6ft) distance where possible.
  3. Staff and volunteers are advised to wear disposable gloves & masks/scarfs if available.
  4. Staff and volunteers should stay in their group and not come into contact with those in another group.
  5. Breaks will be staggered, to reduce interaction between groups of staff and volunteers.
  6. Hand washing/sanitisation should be carried out frequently. Sinks and taps to be cleaned after.

To keep our staff, beneficiaries/vulnerable adults and volunteers safe and reduce transmission of any viruses we advise all our staff and volunteers to do the following:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

COLLECTING FOOD FROM TESCO AND ESSENTIALS FROM INKIND DIRECT:

It’s important to ensure the virus is not transmitted to one of our staff or volunteer collecting food or essential needs. We have implemented the following protocol:

  • When making our collection, ensure we follow the government guidance on social distancing, keeping a safe distance of two metres between us and other people
  • Follow the health and safety guidelines laid down by Tesco stores/In Kind Direct.
  • Avoid the need for document signing all information about collection is sent on the phone. Once the offer has been accepted through the donation offer via App, Text or Email. staff or volunteers will need to go to TESCO for collection.
  • Upon arrival at TESCO store; staff or volunteers enter the building, instead ensure they stay where they can be meet by a Tesco member.
  • TESCO believe that no charity should have to wait in-store to receive their donations. That’s why, as long as you show them the FareShare Key Worker Letter, you will be able to skip the queue and receive your donation quicker.
  • Meeting within 2 meters and let them scanned the donations and load into the car
  • Ensure that returned trays/boxes are cleaned, then wash hands immediately.

Delivering food or Essential needs to Beneficiaries: To reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to community groups and beneficiaries/vulnerable adults; we are using ‘no contact delivery’ a similar protocol to home delivery services and postal workers. Delivery teams are issued with hand sanitizer for use between each delivery

Staff and volunteer will:

  • Upon arrival at home or place of delivery; signal by phone or knocking at the door of community groups and beneficiaries that they have arrived. They will not enter the building/resident
  • Unload the food / essentials at the agreed delivery door and then leave.

Community groups and beneficiaries will then either:

  • Take trays/boxes essentials in and retain till next delivery.
  • Staff or volunteer when they collect the trays, they should clean the trays/cold and store them in a safe space (not outside) and bring them to Tesco.
  • Or Community groups and beneficiaries can decant delivery at door so trays can be returned.

.Cleaning: will be prioritized at all times. We have also implemented new protocols:

  1. Trays collected from or returned by beneficiaries MUST be cleaned before re-use. This should involve wiping them down with disinfectant and then rinsing them.
  2. We will target all “touchable” services with disinfectant. This includes door handles, light switches, phones, keyboards and mouse.
  3. All washing up will be done to a high standard.
  4. All Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be washed as often as possible. Ideally after a volunteer has finished with them/before the next volunteer uses them.

UPDATED 15/04/2020 BY CHAIR