Some of Australia’s largest supermarket chains have issued a joint statement urging people in New South Wales to adhere to the COVID-19 safety measures implemented by the NSW government.
- Aldi, Coles, Foodworks, IGA and Woolworths released a group statement
- Shoppers are asked to treat staff with respect
- Supermarkets had previously posted a similar message in Victoria.
The statement was published jointly by IGA and Foodworks, along with supermarket giants Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, and was shared on social media encouraging NSW residents to follow COVID-19 guidelines, including checking in via QR codes and wearing face masks in stores.
The logos of five brands were placed under the statement, which called on shoppers to approach supermarket workers with courtesy and respect.
He writes: “Thousands of Australians work tirelessly in our stores every day and we ask you to be kind and treat these devoted people with the courtesy and respect they deserve.
Check in, wear a mask
Shoppers were reminded to check-in using QR codes and to wear face masks.
“To help keep those in NSW safe, the NSW government has recommended that everyone continue to be required to log into our stores when shopping. You can check in with the Service NSW App on your phone by scanning the QR codes you’ll find at multiple locations in the store.
NSW Health has made it mandatory for visitors to enter stores, and face masks are mandatory in all public areas.
The statement also read:
Similar statements were made from supermarkets in April and June last year, urging shoppers to treat staff with respect.