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Evacuation centres

Planning for an evacuation centre needs to address many public health concerns. These include food, water, space, sanitation and hygiene requirements to:

  • maintain the health of evacuees and staff 
  • minimise the risk of an outbreak of a communicable disease
  • maintain food safety.


Food safety

Food safety principles need to be followed when preparing food for people within evacuation centres. The Food safety in emergency evacuation centres booklet has been developed to help staff.


Last updated: 18 January 2018