Big change coming to Woolworths due to COVID-19

The grocery giant has put further safety measures into place.

In an effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Victoria and New South Wales, Woolworths has introduced a trial voluntary contact tracing option for shoppers.

You will find the new QR Code Contact Tracing scanners in 12 shops across the two states - one in Sydney, NSW, and 11 in Victoria.

In stores that have the new facility, you will be able to either check in upon entry or scan out at the register, leaving your contact details.

Not to worry. Your personal information is immediately encrypted and securely stored. It will only ever be used if there is a reported case of infection at the shop you visited or for medical authorities to successfully contact trace a Coronavirus-positive person.

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers, teams and communities is our top priority,” said Andrew Hall, Woolworths Supermarkets General Manager for Victoria in a statement.

“Contact tracing is an essential step in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and we want to do our bit to support the broader public health effort.

“While checking in and sharing contact details will be voluntary for our customers, we encourage shoppers to make use of it in our trial stores," he continued.

“Doing so will enable health authorities to make rapid contact with potentially impacted customers in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our stores.”

The following Woolworths stores are set up with QR Code Contact Tracing:

Victoria:

  • Tarneit Gardens
  • Williams Landing
  • Hogans Corner
  • Altona North
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Williamstown
  • Point Cook Town Centre
  • Featherbrook
  • Sunshine Market Place
  • Braybrook
  • Millers Junction (Altona North)


New South Wales:

  • Surry Hills (Metro)

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