Elderly residents can now access free transportation to the supermarket each morning.
Responding to the priority access being provided to elderly and disabled people from 7-8am each morning at Woolworths, Northern Territory Friendship and Support are seeking to help people make the most of the opportunity.
"We've got a timetable, but we can adapt this for the needs of anyone," Employee Engagement Assistant and this morning's driver Bernie Fernandez said.
"I'm here at 7am and it is early, but I think its important to make sure they get down to Woolworths in time maintain their social distance and that the shelves are still well-stocked with their essential needs," she said.
As COVID-19 poses a far greater risk to the elderly compared to the general population, hygiene and social distancing is of supreme importance to them as a population at this time.
Ms Fernandez said they had implemented exhaustive measures to ensure their participants' safety.
"I have gloves to put on immediately when they come and go, we don't even unlock the door until everything is right," she said.
"Each seat has a number which corresponds to a box in the back so that everything stays separate.
"The bus is completely wiped down and disinfected and only then do we start all over again," Ms Fernandez said.
If you would like to organise this service, please contact Northern Territory Friendship and Support at 8971 0027.
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