Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced Melbourne will move out of stage 4 lockdown from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 October. The announcement will allow certain supply chain industries to return to 100 per workforce capacity following 15 weeks of restrictions.
Employers in high-risk industries including meat and seafood processing, supermarket and food distribution centres are required to conduct surveillance testing, with a new workplace saliva testing trial beginning next week in Victoria.
Australia Post has announced the extension of its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service for a further six months. Pharmacies around the country will continue to offer free delivery on prescriptions to their most vulnerable customers needing essential medicines delivered to their door.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is calling on existing community pharmacy wholesale supply chain arrangements to facilitate delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine stock into local chemists.
At a time when retailers’ e-commerce operations are under more pressure than ever before in Australia, research has uncovered a disconnect between the online shopping delivery options retailers think are most popular, compared with actual consumer preferences.
Woolworths will temporarily convert three supermarkets in Victoria into online delivery hubs as Melbourne enters stage 4 restrictions.
New research has revealed 46 per cent of businesses say it will take 12 months or more before supply chains return to pre-pandemic levels and found that the disruption caused by Covid-19 will lead to permanent changes in global supply chains.
Over 1.37 million reusable fabric masks orders will be delivered across July and August from five Victorian manufacturers following the state government’s announcement that people living in Melbourne will now be required to wear a face covering from Thursday 23rd July.
Supermarket giants have reintroduced product buying restrictions following a resurgence in panic buying across stores in Melbourne, ramping up safety measures across Victorian distribution centres. Woolworths doubled its online capacity and Coles repurposed a supermarket in Coburg as a pop-up fulfilment centre.
Transport for NSW has reviewed operations for the freight industry and have created an additional permit as of close of business Thursday 9 July that will enable critical workers in the transport sector to be exempt from self-isolation measures.