We need to look after the Perth health and emergency workers
As if it wasn’t hard enough getting to the shops to get supplies, Perth’s health and emergency workers have been feeling the pinch while they face increased pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coles has announced today that they’ll be setting aside special hours for health and emergency workers to shop, similar to the Community Hours for the elderly and disadvantaged.
This new category will apply to doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital and ambulance staff, police and firefighters and will give them a dedicated time slot of 7-8am Tuesdays and Thursdays.
As a community, we must support these incredible humans in any way we can!
Coles Group chief executive Steven Cain explained the reason for the hours:
“We know these workers are incredibly busy and hope that providing them with a dedicated hour at the beginning of the day to shop will make their lives a little easier and support the vital work they are doing every day,”
To access the store, Perth health and emergency staff will need to show their AHPRA card, workplace ID, or be wearing their work uniform when they attend the supermarket.