Wearing of masks are advised when shopping in the Moreton Bay Region

With the pandemic being spurred on lax attitudes of some isolated younger people, Bunnings was the first to mandate staff wear masks as part of the strategy to stem the spread of the pandemic while encouraging customers to do the same.

Now K-Mart has followed suit to use that same strategy.

While stopping short of making it mandatory for customers they are "strongly encouraging" it and the trend is more companies and shops are also following this lead.

Like other big retailers, Kmart has been on alert since the second wave started in Melbourne, with multiple instances of people visiting Kmart outlets while infected with coronavirus.

Websites of major retailers are starting to put these advisories online to cover all people entering retail sectors including the introduction of mandatory face coverings for all team members, contractors and corporate visitors.

More and more sneeze screens have been installed at checkouts and service desks, while maximum capacity limits in all stores and increased cleaning and sanitisation protocols are in place.

Do not be surprised if your favourite retail employs the same strategy in coming days and weeks.

New Rules apply to South East Queensland:

Gatherings in private homes and public spaces will be restricted to a maximum of 10 people. These limits do not apply to businesses operating under a COVID Safe plan.

Residential aged care and disability accommodation facilities have restrictions on visitors and residents leaving the facility

Hospitals have been asked to restrict visitors as soon as possible

Hospital emergency departments, aged care facilities and disability accommodation facilities will use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks and gloves to treat all patients and residents.

Elsewhere in Queensland:

Gatherings in private homes and public spaces will be restricted to a maximum of 30 people. These limits do not apply to businesses operating under a COVID Safe plan.

Stay home if you are sick

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested (Full Maps of locations available)

Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps

Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser

Leave a location if it is crowded.

If you have any concerns about your health, contact your doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Should any one feel ill or have any signs they are sick, there are places to get screened for coronavirus in the Moreton Bay Region:

Health Hub Medical Centre Respiratory Clinic QML Pathology,  19 Dickson Rd, Morayfield, 4506 08:00-20:00 7 Days

Sullivan Nicolaides, 25 Morayfield Rd, Caboolture, 07:00-17:00 M-F, 07:00-11:00 Sat

Sullivan Nicolaides  201-205 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield, 06:30-16:00 M-F

Sullivan Nicolaides, 3 James Street, Caboolture, 0437 955 601

Sullivan Nicolaides, 23-27 George St, Caboolture, Caboolture GP Superclinic,  08:00-16:00 M-F

Redcliffe Hospital – Anzac Ave Redcliffe: 8am-4pm, 7 days

Sullivan Nicolaides Kippa Ring Shopping Centre – 284 Anzac Ave, Kippa Ring: 6.30am-6pm M-F, 7.30-12pm Sat, 8am-12pm Sun*

QML Chermside – Cnr Gympie Road and Wallace St, Chermside: 8.30am-5.30pm M-F; 8am-11am Sat and Sun*

Sullivan Nicolaides Aspley – 1311 Gympie Road Aspley, 6am-4pm M-F; 6am-11am Sat*

Sullivan Nicolaides Albany Creek – 49 Old Northern Road, Albany Creek: 6.30am-5pm; 7am-12pm Sat*

Sullivan Nicolaides Everton Park – 791 Stafford Road, Everton Park: 7am-5pm M-F; 6.30am-11am Sat*

Sullivan Nicolaides Kilcoy – Shop 1, 43-45 Mary Street, Kilcoy: 07am-12pm M-F*

Metro North HHS Redcliffe – Anzac Ave, Redcliffe: 8am-2pm 7-days (Excluding public holidays)

Sullivan Nicolaides Redcliffe – Shop 2, Violet Street, Redcliffe: 6:30am – 2:30pm M-F*

Sullivan Nicolaides Scarborough – Tenancy 1, 105 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough: 6:30am – 2:30pm M-F*

Sullivan Nicolaides Kippa Ring – Shop 72, 284 Anzac Ave Kippa-Ring: 6:30am – 6pm M-F, 7:30am – 12pm Sat, 8am – 12pm Sun*

*Patients must present with a valid request form

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