A message to SA customers: do your part for retail workers

With South Australia heading into lockdown tonight, the SDA is calling on South Australians to help stop the spread by not rushing into shops and ensuring they are following all Government restrictions. 

Time and time again, retail workers have been forced to stand at the frontline of this crisis and put themselves at risk so that South Australians can stand together and beat this virus. 

With four shopping centres named as exposure sites currently, it’s vital that all South Australians wear a mask, use the QR code check in and treat retail workers with respect when they’re in shops. 

Supermarkets are workplaces. These workers deserve to be kept safe at this time and we all have part to play in making sure this happens. 

Non-compliance with Government directions and abusing retail workers are not on and should not be tolerated by anyone. 

Retail workers need our support right now. They need customers to support them by doing the thing and following Government restrictions.

And with tens of thousands of retail and hospitality workers potentially facing a week without any income, they need the State Government to step in and support them.

The SDA is also calling for essential retail workers to be given priority access to the vaccine to help stop the spread in South Australia.

Quotes attributable to SDA Secretary Josh Peak
“This is a tough time for our state and our hard working retail workers.”

“It’s time for South Aussies  to come together and support each other to stop the spread and keep our community safe.”

“Frontline retail workers are just trying to do their job and we need to show them the same level of respect that we show our ambos, our police officers and our doctors.”

“We all have a part to play in stopping the spread and that starts with checking in and wearing a mask when you’re at the supermarket.”

“Don’t be a COVIDidiot – do the right thing by frontline retail workers and follow the restrictions.”

“Now is not the time for non-compliance, panic buying or abusing retail workers.”

“The last thing we need is customers increasing the risk of transmission by crowding supermarkets, not checking in and not wearing a mask.”