With a team of almost 200,000 and over 3,000 stores across almost every community in Australia, we quickly recognised the important role we needed to play as the COVID-19 pandemic increased.
Guided by health advice and looking for best practice initiatives in nations going through similar circumstances, we adopted proven safety measures and education, to help our teams play their part in supporting health and safety in their communities.
Our efforts were focussed on our 5 pillars: PPE, Health, Hygiene, Cleaning and Social Distancing.
Plexiglass and acrylic dividers at our checkouts
We’ve installed clear plexiglass and acrylic dividers in the checkout areas of our stores across the Group to support physical distancing and reduce the potential for community transmission between team and customers.
The Government have advised wearing a face mask can help protect you and those around you in an area with community transmission, and where social distancing is not possible.
Face masks can help stem the flow of droplets and airborne particulates (source control).
We have supplied disposable and reusable face masks to all our stores across the Group, making them available for team members who wish to use them, or where they have to use them in accordance with Government direction. We’ve also provided guidance on how to safely use them.
The 5 pillars of our COVIDSafe response