Coronavirus (COVID-19) Essential Items Checklist
Important things to think about:
Check what you have already. You may have a range of things already stocked up in your cupboard and freezer.
When you are buying items, look for canned, boxed and long-life items that can stay in the cupboard for a long period of time. Frozen foods are also good to have as well.
It may be hard to find these some of these items at the moment. Governments are working with food chains to improve the supply of goods and food to our shop. It is important that you don’t over buy more than you need.
It is important you check what is happening at the place you usually shop. Different shops have different things in place like early morning shopping times for older persons and people with disability. Supermarkets and pharmacies may also have special arrangements for who can use home delivery services.
You can call the shop, go online to their website, or you might ask your support service, family or friends to help you.
Essential Items Checklist
Food and water
Long lasting fruit like apples and oranges
Long lasting vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, whole mushrooms
Tinned foods like baked beans, spaghetti, soups, lentils, tuna, chicken,
Frozen products like vegetables, fruit, meat, chicken, fish and frozen meals
Breads, pasta, rice, flour
Cereals and packet foods like noodles, muesli, crackers, biscuits
Water, juice, UHT long-life milk
Things you might like as a sometimes food treat
Toiletries & personal hygiene
Cleaning and household products
Cleaning goods for floors and surfaces
Dish washing liquid
Plastic bags for food storage and used tissues
Batteries, chargers, candles
Medical and other and disability related health supports
Over the counter medicines you usually have in the cupboard like asprin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, vitamins,
Important medications and script medications (enough for 14 days)
First Aid Kit (optional)
Other consumable items you might need related to your disability supports eg incontinence aids, catheters etc
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)s like gloves and masks
Communication & Entertainment
Books, games and things you like to do to relax