last updated 05.08.2020
With stage 4 lockdowns now in effect, there are many changes to how stores operate.
All business’ have been categorised into various degrees of essential and non-essential services. What this means is that stores selling groceries, such as supermarkets, butchers, grocers and the like remain open, along with pharmacies and chemists. Other stores classed as non-essential such as retail stores, are likely to remain closed or operating at a limited capacity. Please look up the stores you are visiting before planning your trip to avoid disappointment.
Furthermore there are restrictions on how and when we can go shopping. Current restrictions mean that everyone within metro Melbourne is under an 8pm-5am curfew meaning stores will not operate during these times. In addition, current rules mean only one person per household per day can go shopping, this includes multi-family homes and share houses and masks must be worn at all times when outside the house. Furthermore people are not allowed to travel more then 5kms for shopping and are strongly encouraged to only go to their nearest store
The government has promised everyone will still be able to get what they need, but to expect some issues with supply on some items, due to further restrictions in warehouses, shipping and abattoirs.
Please look up the stores you are visiting before planning your trip to avoid disappointment.