Retail Smarts Podcast | Face masks and #BunningsKaren with HygiMed

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Retail Smarts Podcast. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb discusses the requirements to...

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Retail Smarts Podcast. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb discusses the requirements to wear face masks in Victoria - so what mask should you choose? Dean Templeman and Julie Bebbington from HygiMed talk all things face masks, sanitisation, supply chain and PPE in...

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COVID-19 Update | Summary of Stage 4 Restrictions in Victoria

Can I continue to trade? Only some retail businesses are allowed to be open to the general public. Others are...

Can I continue to trade? Only some retail businesses are allowed to be open to the general public. Others are permitted to operate in a limited capacity, such as providing delivery services and ‘click and collect’ for online orders. If you have a warehouse or distribution centre that dispatches online...

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COVID-19 Update | 5 August 2020

Victorian Government introduces "Permitted Worker Permit" From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August 2020, the Victorian Government is requiring the close down of...

Victorian Government introduces "Permitted Worker Permit" From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August 2020, the Victorian Government is requiring the close down of almost all businesses in the state, with the exception of specifically permitted industries and businesses. Please see below for the National Retail Association document outlining affected businesses in metropolitan Melbourne. The Victorian Government...

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Landmark report details wellbeing concerns for retail workers during COVID-19

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a landmark report detailing the health and wellbeing struggles of Australia’s...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a landmark report detailing the health and wellbeing struggles of Australia’s second largest workforce as they battle COVID-19. Australia’s 1.5 million retail workers have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, weathering increased risk, stress and abuse. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said...

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COVID-19 Update | 30 July 2020

Face masks to become mandatory across Victoria From 11:59pm on Sunday, 2 August all Victorian residents will be required to...

Face masks to become mandatory across Victoria From 11:59pm on Sunday, 2 August all Victorian residents will be required to wear face coverings whenever they leave their home. The Premier today addressed the media and urged people to practice social distancing and get tested. Likewise, from 11:59pm tonight, and in the...

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Visible safety measures drive consumer confidence

Since COVID19 hit, many retailers are forced to transform the way they do business. Uncertainty lurks behind virtually every...

Since COVID19 hit, many retailers are forced to transform the way they do business. Uncertainty lurks behind virtually every business decision being made. Across the nation, the retail sector is in recovery mode as businesses adjust to generation-shaping changes to consumer behavior. Consumers now more than ever are concerned about...

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Choosing The Right Type of Masks For Retail Staff

There are different types of masks available on the market for protection against the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, selecting...

There are different types of masks available on the market for protection against the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, selecting the right mask is new to most retailers, so this article aims to educate you before you buy.   In the medical industry, masks are categorised into different levels, which indicate which...

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COVID-19 Update | 20 July 2020

Face masks and coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell Yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that from 11:59pm...

Face masks and coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell Yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that from 11:59pm on Wednesday, 22 July 2020, face coverings will be mandatory for everyone aged 12 years and over.  Advice states if you can, do not wait for the Wednesday deadline but...

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COVID-19 Update | 17 July 2020

NSW tightens COVID-19 restrictions on "higher risk" activities Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced that restrictions on certain activities would be...

NSW tightens COVID-19 restrictions on "higher risk" activities Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced that restrictions on certain activities would be put into place as more venues in Sydney have been identified as hot spots. From 12:01am Friday, 24 July 2020 the following rules will be in force as NSW enters...

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COVID-19 Update | 9 July 2020

National Cabinet to reduce international arrivals by half, quarantine program under review The Prime Minister announced in a press conference...

National Cabinet to reduce international arrivals by half, quarantine program under review The Prime Minister announced in a press conference this afternoon that there would be a reduction in the number of returning citizens and residents over the next few weeks.There are no travellers returning to Victoria due to the...

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COVID-19 Update | 7 July 2020

Victoria announces return to Stage 3 Lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has this...

Victoria announces return to Stage 3 Lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has this afternoon announced that based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 'Stay at Home' restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday...

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New one-stop shop customer care specialists for bushfire affected communities

Bush fire affected families and businesses can now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State...

Bush fire affected families and businesses can now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State Government and Federal Government, through the NSW Government’s new Bush fire Customer Care program. Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Disaster Recovery John Barilaro said the one-stop shop service, administered by...

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Tabcorp to donate more than $1.5 million to bushfire relief

Tabcorp has announced that it will donate more than $1.5 million to bushfire recovery on behalf of its brands...

Tabcorp has announced that it will donate more than $1.5 million to bushfire recovery on behalf of its brands TAB, Sky Racing, the Lott, MAX and Keno. All of Tabcorp’s proceeds from the regular Saturday Lotto draw on 25 January will be donated to the bushfire relief effort, which is...

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.au Domain Administration bushfire disaster policy

Posted by auDA on 20 January 2020 .au Domain Administration (auDA) is pleased to announce two initiatives in response to the catastrophic bushfires...

Posted by auDA on 20 January 2020 .au Domain Administration (auDA) is pleased to announce two initiatives in response to the catastrophic bushfires currently being experienced in Australia. A temporary Major Disaster Policy comes into effect on 22 January 2020 and will give bushfire-affected .au registrants: an extra two months to renew their eligible .au domain...

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Immediate small business support for bushfire affected communities

The Prime Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business have announced updates to the small business...

The Prime Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business have announced updates to the small business support packages for bushfire affected communities.   In response to the devastating bushfires, the Morrison Government has today announced a comprehensive suite of measures to immediately support impacted small businesses. This initial package responds to the needs...

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nbn™ Bushfire recovery and support updates

The NBN Co is embedded with state emergency services to restore impacted services across Australian, where possible and safe...

The NBN Co is embedded with state emergency services to restore impacted services across Australian, where possible and safe to do so.  We’ve dedicated emergency management team and approach, including field crews, community engagement teams, portable temporary network infrastructure – all prioritised in supporting Emergency Services and the community...

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