“We continue to encourage all Australians to be mindful of those in our communities who might need extra help at this time. Now – more than ever – we need to be kind to each other, especially to those most vulnerable.
“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused by the revised opening hours.”
Coles have followed and will start a ‘community hour’ from tomorrow, allowing the elderly and disadvantaged exclusive access. They have also changed their opening hours, to between 7am-8pm, allowing stores to restock at night.
The retailer are also holding a recruitment drive for more than 5,000 casuals to help keep pace with demand, while home delivery will only be available to those deemed in genuine need and click and collect services are temporarily suspended.