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covid 19 Archives

Coles sales surge despite pandemic, floods – but Covid costs $65 million

The company said staff absenteeism related to isolation requirements during the Omicron outbreak led to “availability ch...

Isolation rules lifted for critical industries

Critical industries like transport and logistics, food supply and distribution networks, healthcare, emergency services,...

76 per cent of retailers impacted by worker isolation: ARA

"We've entered an unprecedented staffing challenge as more people are infected with Covid than at any stage before in th...

Omicron variant hampering hospitality industry’s recovery

The industry has been plagued with cancelled reservations and staff unable to work due to positive Omicron variant cases...

Aussie shoppers reluctant to go back in-store

The report also noted that one-third of men are still concerned about the health and safety risks of in-store shopping.

Woolworths’ first half succumbs to Delta’s strain

Sales growth in the half fell to 3 per cent throughout the half, compared to the 10.6 per cent seen this time last year.

New South Wales retail to see restrictions ease next month

The change, announced by State Premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday, comes as case numbers remain steady in the state f...

Why Australia’s ‘great resignation’ is a myth: The Conversation

Possibly more important will be how employers manage workers who became accustomed to working from home during the pande...

Should police be responsible for enforcing Covid vaccine certificates?

The National Retail Association has said the “onus cannot be on the retailer” to enforce vaccine certificate compliance ...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months

Retail stores, as well as gyms, and hospitality venues will be able to open with the return of the one person per four s...

Dairy owners seek vaccine priority, more police patrols

“The corner dairy is again to the fore as an essential business,” says Sunny Kaushal, chair of the Dairy and Business Ow...

Business support payments to start next week as lockdown extended

Businesses that have seen at least a thirty per cent decline in turnover due to the Sydney lockdown are eligible for pay...

Sydney braces for extended lockdown amid Covid-19 outbreak

State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the progress of that figure in coming days would determine whether Sydney's lockdo...