The Victorian Association for Newsagents.


1. No more than 8-10 people in the store at any time.
2. All employees attending to be approved by owner.
3. No non-company personnel allowed past front desk.
4. On arrival:

  • Temperature to be checked.
  • Hand sanitising or thorough cleaning with soap and water.
  • Hand sanitiser located front of shop, on counter and back of store.

5. No more than one person to work per individual office.
6. Social distancing to be maintained at all times 1.5m part
7. Anyone with a cold or cold or flu-like symptoms to remain home, submit for a COVID test and remain home until they achieve a negative test result.
8. All food utensils and plates used in the office are to be washed in the dishwasher each night.
9. There is easy access to hand sanitiser, masks, anti-bacterial wipes and other health and safety items in the kitchen and closet for team member access and use.
10. People in the office are to clean their phones and work areas with anti-bacterial wipes daily.
11. Common areas are cleaned and anti-bacterial wiped daily.
12. Ensure all Mandatory Face Coverings notices are at front and back of the store as well as counters.
13. Ensure all staff have appropriate face coverings
14. Ensure all staff have signed work permits (see below links)

Just a reminder of mask suppliers below that sell cloth masks and disposable masks.

Trio Rouge -Brooke Hyland, email:, Mobile: 0418 133 132 cloth masks $5.00 incl freight.

Passport Eyewear – Adam Trevorrow, email  Mobile:  0419 919 773 Disposable masks

Reservoir Newsagency – Victor Zhang, Mobile: 0408 600 001, Email:  Surgical mask, N95, disposable mask.

Palm Plaza Lotto – Sineth Sareth Sar – Mobile: 0423 403 054, Email: Web:

Somerville Lotto and News – Heidi Shu, Mobile 0406 235 268, Email: All masks

Aspendale Gardens News & Lotto – Nary Sea Phone: 03 9588 2316, Email: Surgical mask and black reusable mask, the box of 50 disposable masks for $20 plus gst each (100 boxes left).