• Tony Bosworth

Bunnings McGraths Hill closed to shoppers from Monday

Bunnings will close all its stores in Greater Sydney – which includes the Hawkesbury so the McGraths Hill store will be closed - to shoppers as New South Wales tightens its COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

From Monday August 23, non-essential retailers can offer only click and collect sales across Sydney’s 12 local government areas (LGA) of concern.

But Bunnings is extending the arrangement to include all of its Greater Sydney stores.

Tradies will still be able to visit and shop though, with retail customers only able to buy via click and collect.

“Since the outset of the pandemic, we’ve continued to follow government health advice in each of the states and territories where we operate,” Bunnings' manager director Mike Schneider said in a statement.

“With the new restrictions on retail spanning a large part of Sydney, Bunnings has made the decision to temporarily close all its stores across Greater Sydney to the general public,” Mr Schneider said this afternoon.

“This is in support of the government and for the safety and security of team members, customers and the community,” he said.

Trade customers can continue to access Bunnings stores, while retail customers will be able to purchase items online using click and deliver and contactless drive and collect, Mr Schneider said.

“We know from experience that applying a consistent approach across a metropolitan area is easier for our team to manage and helps reduce travel by residents between LGAs.”

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