Read the statement from Coles.
Coles is dedicating two Community Hour shopping periods per week to emergency services and healthcare workers, who are essential to protecting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting this Thursday 26 March, the first hour of trade on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be for emergency services and healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital and ambulance staff, police, firefighters and emergency service workers who hold an AHPRA card, have a workplace ID or are wearing their work uniform.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday Coles Community Hours will continue to be dedicated to vulnerable and elderly customers who hold a government-issued Pensioner Concession Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Companion Card, Seniors Card, Disability Card and Health Care Card.
Coles is open 7am to 8pm every day.
Coles would like to assure the community that it is an essential service and its supermarkets, petrol stations and liquor stores will remain open every day across Australia as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. Coles’ distribution centres are also open and the team is working with suppliers and partners to get more stock to stores as fast as possible.
The first hour of trade on weekdays at Coles supermarkets is exclusively for Coles Community Hour. Supermarkets will also close no later than 8pm to give our team members the time and space to extensively clean stores and replenish the shelves for customers the next day.