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Covid safe retail business advice for Victorian newsagents

Mark Fletcher
June 24th, 2020 · No Comments

With the Covid surges in five regions of the Victorian continuing, I share here the advice I have shared with newsXpress members already:
  1. If you can trade outdoors at all, do so we know outside is safer.
  2. Check our in-store communication re social distancing.
  3. Ensure you have hand sanitiser at the entrance and at the counter.
  4. Keep perspex counter protection screens in place.
  5. Maintain good cleaning practices.
  6. Remind everyone working in the shop about hand washing.
  7. If you serve in an area where English is not a dominant first language, consider using the resources at this link for Covid information in many different languages: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/coronavirus
  8. Consider this social media post: With Covid challenging 5 regions in Victoria, it is important that we maintain a safe and healthy distance, wash our hands regularly, use hand sanitiser and stay home if we feel unwell or have any Covid symptom. here at the shop, we offer hand sanitiser, clean regularly and enforce social distancing. Let’s squash this thing, again.
  9. If your shop is in one of the 5 regions, we urge you to be on top of government messaging, and to share this. For example, the advice to stay within the region until the outbreak is brought under control. We suggest demonstrating concern for local health is good for the community and good for your business. Consider masks for everyone working in the shop.
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