Penrith’s two Bunnings stores will reopen to retail customers on Monday.
While both stores were permitted to be open, Bunnings made the decision to close its stores to retail customers last month.
It now says they’ll be back open on Monday.
Mike Schneider, Bunnings Managing Director, said: “Since the start of the pandemic, the safety of our team and customers has been at the core of everything we do and we continue to follow government guidance in all the states and territories where we operate.
“The acceleration of the vaccine rollout and the increase in opportunities for our team to get vaccinated has given us the confidence to re-open our stores in Greater Sydney, with strong COVID-safe protocols in place, including a one per 10 metre density limit applied.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team in Sydney who have come forward in large numbers to get vaccinated. This includes coming forward at drive-through vaccination clinics Bunnings set up for team at stores in western Sydney, which also allowed us to support vaccinations for colleagues from across the Wesfarmers group and some of our trade customers.
“We’re also very grateful to the NSW Government for all their efforts accelerating the vaccine rollout, granting access to authorised workers and for the expansion of vaccine eligibility to younger members of the community.
“For the reopening, we will be continuing to provide comprehensive COVID-safe measures in all stores and rostering security at every store to monitor compliance and help ensure customers are shopping locally.
“We will continue to encourage customers in Greater Sydney to utilise our contactless Drive & Collect and delivery options for non-urgent items, in keeping with the current public health guidance.”
Over recent months, Bunnings has introduced a number of innovative and industry leading COVID-safe measures, such as app notifications to remind customers to minimise time in store and targeted marketing to support government messaging.
In line with government guidance, Bunnings stores located in the LGAs of Concern remain open for trade customers only, while retail customers can continue to purchase items online using our Click & Deliver and contactless Drive & Collect services.