Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food

What you need to know about coronavirus and food

  • It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus (COVID-19) from food.

  • Cooking thoroughly will kill the virus.

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.

  • Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, to reduce the risk of illness.

  • It is especially important to wash hands before handling food or eating.

Read the full article on the governments website here