COVID-19 hygiene practices for supermarkets

National COVID-19 hygiene practices for supermarkets have been published by the Federal Government’s Supermarket Taskforce.

The practices cover social distancing measures, personal hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in stores and cleaning practices, and devised by representatives from the retail sector and the Commonwealth Department of Health.

The taskforce says it appreciates the important role that local government plays in ensuring that necessary standards are maintained, and believes the new hygiene practices will provide assurance to staff and regulators and will be taken into account by inspectors in discharging their duties.

These practices will continue to evolve in line with medical advice.