Delivering food to customers

West Lindsey District Council understands that businesses may look to change their business model and diversify in order to maintain their business during this time.

The following advice is for those businesses that are looking to make provision for takeaways and deliveries where they have not done so before.

Scientific advice is that it is very unlikely that COVID-19 can be spread through food, but, if you are changing how you are used to operating then you should think through the hazards and ensure that you have control measures in place.

A business will only be in a position do this if they are registered as a food business with a Local Authority.

All foods must be delivered to consumers in a way that ensures that the food is not unsafe or unfit to eat.

You may find the enclosed monitoring form to be of use.

In addition, for general advice on the Coronavirus COVID-19 please visit the detailed public health advice on the UK Government website for employers and businesses.

The Food Standards Agency have produced guidance for businesses on Food safety for delivery: hygiene and allergy advice for takeaways and food delivery businesses.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health have issued some Food Delivery and Takeaway Guidance.

Should you have any further questions please email the Food Safety Team,, we are now monitoring and responding to service requests through this email address 7 days a week.