• Tony Bosworth

Bunnings McGraths Hill store reopens to customers Monday

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

Bunnings has decided to reopen stores in Greater Sydney – except in suburbs of concern – with the company saying it’s thanks to a rise in NSW vaccination rates, which means the McGraths Hill warehouse – twice mentioned with COVID alerts in August – will open its doors to retail costumers from this Monday, September 6.

“Our decision follows the solid progress the NSW government has made in accelerating the vaccine rollout across NSW in the last few weeks, which now exceeds 70 per cent of the eligible population,” said Mike Schneider, Bunnings’ Managing Director.

“Since the start of the pandemic, the safety of our team and customers has been at the core of everything we do and we continue to follow government guidance in all the states and territories where we operate,” he says.

“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.

“I’m incredibly proud of our team in Sydney who have come forward in large numbers to get vaccinated. This includes coming forward at drive-through vaccination clinics Bunnings set up for team at stores in western Sydney, which also allowed us to support vaccinations for colleagues from across the Wesfarmers group and some of our trade customers.

“We’re also very grateful to the NSW Government for all their efforts accelerating the vaccine rollout, granting access to authorised workers and for the expansion of vaccine eligibility to younger members of the community.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

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