1 August 2020

As a Group, the safety and wellbeing of all our customers, teams and communities remains our top priority.

With the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in NSW we are strongly encouraging the use of face coverings across all Woolworths Group stores and sites in NSW and the ACT from this Monday, 3 August.

The guidance is for Woolworths Supermarkets, Woolworths Metro Food Stores, BIG W, Dan Murphy’s, BWS and ALH Hotels.

Masks and face coverings are a powerful and highly visible symbol that COVID-19 is very much still with us. While wearing a face covering is not mandatory in NSW or the ACT, we feel it's important that collectively we make face coverings feel as normal as possible and do whatever we can to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19. Encouraging their use is one of the steps we can take together to limit the spread of the virus and help keep our teams and customers safe.

We won’t stop you from entering our stores if you don’t have a face covering with you, but we ask that if you don’t, you remain vigilant on adhering to the social distancing and health measures already in place. And as always, please respect our team and customers if they choose not to wear a face covering.

We will continue to work with the Health Department to make sure our safety protocols and procedures are the best they can be.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we all work together to keep our communities COVIDSafe.