25 March 2020
Our environment and how all of us are going to live and operate for the time being is changing quickly.
You will be aware that following the National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 24 March, new measures are now in place in ‘principal places of social gathering’. These measures which immediately impact the shopping centre can be found here.
The District’s stores and precinct partners that fall into these categories are now closed. We are updating this page daily with changes reflecting store trading conditions and hours and we are also communicating these across our social channels, Facebook and Instagram.
The Prime Minister emphasised that all other businesses, including shopping centres, could continue to operate as normal but adopt the established social distancing guidelines (one person per 4 square metres).
These measures will continue to be reviewed as new advice is given. The Prime Minister also foreshadowed that other measures may be introduced if required on the basis of health advice to control the spread of coronavirus.
We know this is going to be a challenging time for everyone and we can assure you that safety of our staff and customers is at the forefront of our minds, while at the same time ensuring we focus on navigating The District through this period.
23 March 2020
The District Docklands is open
The District Docklands will remain open to provide essential services to our communities including groceries, meals and medicine. We are committed to supporting our customers.
Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our retail staff and customers. We are closely adhering to the advice of government and health authorities with regards to COVID-19 and have taken necessary precautions regarding hygiene and cleaning standards in the precinct. We have cancelled or postponed planned activities and events for the foreseeable future, including our monthly Sunday Makers Market and Easter activities.
Our car parks will remain open and we will be offering 90 minutes free parking to all our customers as of Tuesday 24 March. Some of our stores and precinct partners have temporarily closed in line with government advice and our website will continue to be updated with these changes as they happen. To check individual store trading hours, please visit the store directory on our website.
If you are completing your essentials shopping at Costco, feel free to use The District Docklands car parks, open for all customers and now the first 90 minutes is free for all visitors.
We will continue to monitor this global issue and advise any changes as they come to light, via our website and social media. We thank The District Docklands’ entire community of customers and retail partners for your support and understanding as we work through this together. Rest assured we are working on additional ways to support your needs through these changing times, but until that update, we wish you happiness and health.
Protect others and stop the spread
We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. To protect others you must:
1. Practise good hygiene
When you practise good hygiene you:
-cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
-put used tissues straight into the bin
-wash your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
-use alcohol-based hand sanitisers
-avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
-clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces such as benchtops, desks and doorknobs
-clean and disinfect frequently used objects such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passes
-increase the amount of fresh air available by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
2. Practise social distancing
One way to slow the spread of viruses is social distancing (also called physical distancing). The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
Social distancing in public means people:
-stay at home unless is absolutely necessary
-keep 1.5 metres away from others
-avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
-use tap and pay instead of cash
-travel at quiet times and avoid crowds
-avoid public gatherings and at-risk groups
3. Follow the limits for public gatherings
Stay at home unless you are:
-going to work or education (if you are unable to do so at home)
-shopping for essential supplies such as groceries, return home without delay
-going out for personal exercise in the neighbourhood, on your own or with one other
-attending medical appointments or compassionate visits
4. Understand how to self-isolate if you need to
Self-isolation means staying at home or in your hotel room for 14 days. This is to prevent the possible spread of the virus to other people.
This means you:
-do not leave your home/hotel unless it is an emergency
-do not go to public places such as work or shopping centres
-do not let visitors in - only people who usually live with you should be in your home.