Some of Ballarat's most vulnerable residents will continue to receive a vital service, even if it is affected by a COVID-19 outbreak.
A second site has been established for Meals on Wheels at the Eureka Centre to ensure the service has a backup site in case on is affected by an outbreak.
The Meals on Wheels service has been split into two workforce bubbles, one at each site, with different delivery rounds assigned to each to limit the risk of cross-contamination.
Executive manager of council's aging well team Ann Pitt said the new system would allow for seamless service for the 1250 meals it delivers every week.
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"This gives our community confidence that if one of our Meals on Wheels sites becomes a tier one or two exposure site and has to close, we can still continue to deliver a seamless service from a second location," she said.
Ms Pitt said past lockdowns demonstrated how important it was for Meals on Wheels clients to maintain human contact with their regular volunteers who deliver their meals.
"Our volunteers are trained in COVID-practice, approach the house in full PPE, ring the doorbell, place the meal on a table or chair outside, then stand back and wait to ensure the recipient is home," she said.
"It is the conversations that follow that help us identify if the client is well or in need of other services.
"The resilience of our Meals on Wheels recipients to adapt to change during the pandemic has been remarkable."
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