Woolies adds more safety measures in VIC stores

Woolworths reaffirms its commitment to health and safety by adding further measures throughout its stores in Victoria.

Additionally, to the already existing social distancing measures, Woolies has added nurses in place across its hotspot stores, Victoria distribution centres and customer online fulfilment centre for its team members. Compulsory temperature checks are also taking place for all team members at these sites.

Store greeters are regularly wiping down trolleys, front of store hosts monitor social distancing around checkouts, a team member monitors customer numbers coming into the store to ensure adherence to the mandatory limits from the Victorian Health Department and there are hand sanitiser stations in each store.

“We care deeply about the wellbeing of our customers and team members and have put a number of further precautionary measures in place to ensure everyone can stay safe,” says Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director, Claire Peters.

Woolworths has also extended the duration of its vulnerable team leave entitlements until 29 July 2020. This is for vulnerable team members as defined by the Departments of Health including those aged 70 and above.

“We want to reassure everyone in Victoria that our distribution centres, customer online fulfillment centre and our supermarkets remain open and will continue to operate as essential services for the customers and communities that depend on them,” continues Ms Peters.

“If you’re in a hotspot area, we would encourage you to consider doing your grocery shopping online if possible. Together with our on-demand courier partners, we are able to fulfill thousands of extra orders each week.”

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