Bunnings stores remain closed in areas of concern

Picture: Chris Lane
Picture: Chris Lane

Bunnings stores will remained closed in local government area of concern and open only for trade customers and the contactless collection of online orders.

Yesterday Bunnings announced 24 Bunnings stores in Greater Sydney will reopen to retail customer from Monday, September 6.

Bunnings said the decision to reopen all stores in non "hot spot" areas to retail customers followed the acceleration of the vaccine rollout.

Managing director Mike Schneider said, since the start of the pandemic, the safety of staff and customers had been the main priority.

"The acceleration of the vaccine rollout and the increase in opportunities for our team to get vaccinated has given us the confidence to re-open our stores in Greater Sydney, with strong COVID-safe protocols in place, including a one per 10 metre density limit applied," he said.

"For the reopening, we will be continuing to provide comprehensive COVID-safe measures in all stores and rostering security at every store to monitor compliance and help ensure customers are shopping locally.

"We will continue to encourage customers in Greater Sydney to utilise our contactless Drive & Collect and delivery options for non-urgent items, in keeping with the current public health guidance," he said.

Bunnings has also introduced an app which provides notifications to remind customers to minimise time in store.

They have also set up drive-thru vaccination clinics for their team and trade customers at their Smithfield store on September 2 and 3.