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Like Christmas

Trading in my own shops in Victoria yesterday had a Christmas-like feel to it, because of the lockdown coming into effect from late yesterday here in Victoria.

Shoppers brought forward purchases of cards a gifts. Jigsaws, candles, crosswords and other nesting items sold well, too.

It was busy, right up to the later close.

Even though we will remain open through the lockdown, most of the other shops around us will be closed and, as happened previously in indoor shopping centres, traffic is way down.

So, yes, yesterday was a good day, a really good day, and for that I am grateful.

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  1. Colin

    Question. Are all trading premises still trading required to operate QR scan in codes. I do hope so.

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  2. Mark Fletcher

    Yes. That’s been the case for a while. It has to be the state government QR code, or a manual record for customers who cannot scan a QR code.

    Compliance is excellent.

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