At Compass Group, we care about the health of our employees, customers and consumers. Here are some tips to minimize the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Washing your hands: the right technique and the right frequency

Our colleagues in the HSEQ department have redoubled their efforts over the past several weeks to highlight the proper communication on this subject. Washing your hands, especially in the restaurant industry, is of the utmost importance.

In addition to the visual above explaining the correct technique, here are the 7 times when it is recommended to wash your hands:

  • Before you start working.
  • After working with raw products.
  • When changing activities, such as cutting meat and then cutting or washing vegetables/other types of meat.
  • After you’ve been to the toilet, hair care, blow your nose, cough and sneeze.
  • After working with dirty materials, also unpacking received goods. 
  • After touching money, cash register and mobile.
  • After every break.

Ensure good immunity

To strengthen your immunity and put all the chances on your side, it is essential to get enough sleep, to move regularly (no great physical effort, just a little walk or ideally some small exercises at home) and to eat healthy. Some practical advice:

  • Choose grains, such as wholemeal bread, pasta, couscous and whole rice.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables; 250 grams of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit per day.
  • Vary with meat, fish, legumes, nuts, eggs and vegetarian products.
  • Eat a handful of unsalted nuts every day.
  • Opt for lean, semi-skimmed dairy products, such as milk, yogurt and cheese.
  • Hydrate yourself as much as possible and drink enough (tap) water, tea and coffee.

Can we get coronavirus through food?

At this time, we have no evidence that food is a source that could transmit coronavirus. But we remain more vigilant than ever. We have strengthened our food safety and hygiene policy. In addition, we are now relying on takeaways for corporate restaurants.

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