Bunnings has released a statement regarding the latest Stage Four restrictions throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area.
From 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 5th August, Bunnings stores will remain open for tradespeople only. Its Click & Collect, as well as its Drive & Collect services will remain open for retail customers across the next six weeks.
“Our absolute focus is on the safety of our team members and customers and we are grateful that we have a way of supporting the community and small businesses during this time and we support the government in this common-sense approach,” said Mike Schneider, the Managing Director of Bunnings.
“Bunnings supports approximately 170,000 Victorian small businesses across a whole range of sectors. They depend on us to keep their businesses running and to help support their local communities with emergency repairs and maintenance and we’re pleased that we can continue to support them.”
While physical stores will not be open to the general public, online retail will remain an option. “All our customers will be able to purchase necessary items online – either through Click & Deliver or Drive & Collect, where products can be ordered online and collected from Bunnings’ car parks, without customers needing to get out of their car. Small business customers can use these options too,” Schneider said.
Drive & Collect is currently available at larger Bunnings warehouse stores. “We thank the Victorian Government for recognising the important role of these Victorian small businesses, and we look forward to helping them get access to the products that they need,” Schneider said.
“We’re continuing to adapt our business in line with government advice and we thank our amazing team for all their hard work in keeping customers supplied with the things they need.”
For customers who wish to use the Drive & Collect services, they will need to select the time frame which best suits them, and drive to the designated collection facility.
Schneider said that the Bunnings team “[understands] the importance of a reliable supply of essential home products for people spending time at home and the very positive physical and mental health benefits that come from the sense of achievement from getting things done around the home.”
Find out more about the full restrictions for Melbourne residents and retailers here.
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