Community centre shifts Soup Kitchen service policy

The Committee of Management and staff at the Margaret River Community Centre have announced a raft of changes after meeting to consider the impact of prevention measures for coronavirus (COVID19) on the core operations of the centre.

In a statement this week, the centre said it would work to support the people in the community already in need of assistance.

"As such the Community Centre will remain open, while monitoring and following state and federal government health department precautionary guidelines."

Core services are the Community Centre for Children, Soup Kitchen and Emergency Relief program.

"The Community Centre for Children remains open and is caring for the children following its standard practice for hygiene and cleaning protocols, plus additional protective routines. Families and staff are provided with regular updates."

The Soup Kitchen will continue to offer a fresh and healthy vegan meal on Mondays and Wednesdays, subject to availability of healthy volunteers and ingredients.

Soupie service will be from 5-6pm for takeaway only.

The indoor and outdoor dining areas are closed.

Diners will be able to collect a Soupie meal from the front veranda to take home and people will be reminded to follow the social distance recommendations of 1.5 metres when at the centre to collect their meal.

The kitchen will also freeze Soupie meals and bread for collection from the office at other times.

No cutlery will be provided and no BYO containers are allowed.

Administration offices will continue to be staffed 9am - 1pm Monday to Friday.

Meeting rooms are closed.

Emergency Relief will be available as usual but should the office be required to close, arrangements will be made to limit additional hardship as much as possible.