The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the opportunity to be part of today’s business roundtable conducted by the Federal Government on how to rollout the vaccine across Australian workplaces.
NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that as one of the largest employers in the country it was crucial that the Federal Government engage the retail sector.
“Retail comprises the second largest workforce in the country, the sector is well placed to assist in rolling out the vaccine to workers who choose to be inoculated,” Ms Lamb said.
“Engaging the private sector to assist with rolling out the vaccine across Australian workplaces is an obvious solution and we welcomed the opportunity to put forward views on behalf of retailers.
“Ending lockdowns is the number one priority for NRA members across Australia, but this will only be achieved once we get a significant portion of the population fully vaccinated.
“Through our extensive network of members ranging from small, family owned and operated businesses to leading national brands, the NRA has a strong capability to assist in boosting vaccination rates in the sector.
“We look forward to further engagement on this issue from both the Federal Government and other business groups to get Australia back to normal as quickly as possible.”