COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

Latest UCB Updates

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Please take care of yourselves, stay safe and be kind.
Remember we are all in this together and we will get through it.

April 28th, 2020

COVIDSafe app

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps the Government support and protect you, your friends and family. All the information you need to know here……

 

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

The latest health Information from AHPPC is shown in the infographic at the link below

 

Link to Infographic

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

We have attached an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations available from one of our partners, SPOS Group. 

They allow our members a further way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.
 

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

April 24th, 2020

 

The latest health Information from AHPPC "is shown in the infographic at the link below" 

  • The figures now show the 5,045 “recovered cases”.

  • Australia has now carried out nearly half a million tests - World leading figures!

 

Link to Infographic

 

Australian Banking Association Jobkeeper Hotlines - operational from today

Anna Bligh & Justin Mining from the Australian Banking Association met today with COSBOA and have provided dedicated Jobkeeper Hotlines, for all of the major banks, which become operational from today

 

  • CBA: 13 26 07

  • ANZ: 1800 571 123

  • NAB: 1800 JOBKEEPER

  • Westpac: 1300 731 073

  • St George: 1300 730 196

  • Bank SA: 1300 669 472

  • Bank of Melbourne: 1300 784 873

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

We have attached an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations available from one of our partners, SPOS Group. 

They allow our members a further way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.
 

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

Responsible Social Distancing

With it being Anzac weekend, just a reminder to re-emphasise the responsible social distancing in store to your staff and your customers.

 

The safe distancing stickers we sent out are laminated and clean up pretty well when given a good wipe over with some multi-purpose cleaner.

 

Link to Social Distancing Store layouts

Policy & Procedure – Epidemic/Pandemic

Please find attached a Policy & Procedure document from the NRA, which you are able to adapt and customise for your business

 

Link to Policy and Procedure editable document.

April 23rd, 2020

 

So it has been over a month of Covid-19 Updates – 25 so far in total! Going on your feedback, many people are finding them useful. We will keep them coming, whenever there are new items to share and common questions, but it is anticipated that the frequency will drop off soon (probably by the end of the week), as the constant change settles into a more stable pattern. 
We are conscious of only providing information that is relevant to your business and our industry, so with this in mind each Covid-19 Update will reference on the header when the last one was – just to ease any concern that you may have missed an update, when we go to more infrequent mailings. 

 

ANZAC DAY

With the world in lockdown it can be easy to forget that there is a public holiday coming up. ANZAC Day celebrations this year will be very different - we'll have to come together in spirit, instead of in person. With Anzac day falling on a Saturday this year, please Click on the link below for some helpful advice by State, provided by ACAPMA 

Link to Anzac Day Information

 

Please find attached a link to the Australian War Memorial, with some ideas of how to make the most of the day this year

 

https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

Following up on our successful provision and roll out of both safety screens and social distancing floor stickers, we have been following up on requests from Members regarding hand Sanitiser Stations.

 

We have investigated the market and looked at different options out there. We have decided the most cost effective model and the one that best fits our Members’ business (and so recommend) is being provided by one of our partners, SPOS Group. We attach an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations and also explains the way to order these.

 

We feel that what we are suggesting here, allows our members an additional way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

We have now sent out over 1000 of the Safety screens we manufactured - we are now getting to the end of the screens. Make the most of this offer.

If you still need to order, click on the attached link to the leaflet which will allow you to order directly online.

 

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Please note: That screens are limited to 1 per store.

April 27th, 2020

 

Please find attached the latest statement from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

This highlights the extension of time to enrol for the JobKeeper Scheme as well information and phone numbers for Bridging Funds.

 

Link to Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Update

COVIDSafe app

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps the Government support and protect you, your friends and family. All the information you need to know here……

 

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

We have attached an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations available from one of our partners, SPOS Group. 

They allow our members a further way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.
 

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

April 22nd, 2020

 

So it has been over a month of Covid-19 Updates – 26 so far in total! Going on your feedback, many people are finding them useful. We will keep them coming, whenever there are new items to share and common questions, but it is anticipated that the frequency will drop off soon (probably by the end of the week), as the constant change settles into a more stable pattern. 
We are conscious of only providing information that is relevant to your business and our industry, so with this in mind each Covid-19 Update will reference on the header when the last one was – just to ease any concern that you may have missed an update, when we go to more infrequent mailings. 

Current status and latest important information from AHPPC on Covid-19 

The Prime Minister and Premiers once again thank all Australians for maintaining their efforts to flatten the curve. Front line Retail Workers continue to play a vital role.

 

Link to Infographic PDF

Cleaning to prevent the spread of COVID-19 “Cleaning and disinfecting are two different processes”  

Safe Work Australia has released new guidance for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces - The Guidance emphasises the importance of cleaning (removing dirt) and disinfecting (removing viruses and unseen bacteria). It also provides some detail on the cleaning required for a retail space or workplace that has had a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 – including a two stage clean with 1000 parts per million Bleach Solution, employee PPE required and the option to continue trading while cleaning occurs. 


For a copy of the Guide please click here

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

Following up on our successful provision and roll out of both safety screens and social distancing floor stickers, we have been following up on requests from Members regarding hand Sanitiser Stations.

We have investigated the market and looked at different options out there. We have decided the most cost effective model and the one that best fits our Members’ business (and so recommend) is being provided by one of our partners, SPOS Group. We attach an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations and also explains the way to order these.

 

We feel that what we are suggesting here, allows our members an additional way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

April 20th, 2020

 

All of the latest Health updates from the Government via the AHPPC can be found at the link below

Link to Health update from AHPPC

 

Link to Infographic PDF

 

ACAPMA Latest Update

The Jobkeeper allowance process has started, please see the attached examples from ACAPMA they go into great detail, as far as including letters you may need to send to staff in various scenarios. Priceless information for small business.

 

Safe Work Australia has released new guidance for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces can also be found in the link below.

 

Link to ACAPMA Update

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

Following up on our successful provision and roll out of both safety screens and social distancing floor stickers, we have been following up on requests from Members regarding hand Sanitiser Stations.

 

We have investigated the market and looked at different options out there. We have decided the most cost effective model and the one that best fits our Members’ business (and so recommend) is being provided by one of our partners, SPOS Group. We attach an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations and also explains the way to order these.

 

We feel that what we are suggesting here, allows our members an additional way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

We have now sent out over 1000 of the Safety screens we manufactured - we are now getting to the end of the screens. Make the most of this offer.

If you still need to order, click on the attached link to the leaflet which will allow you to order directly online.

 

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Please note: That screens are limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen..

April 21st, 2020

 

So it has been over a month of Covid-19 Updates – 25 so far in total! Going on your feedback, many people are finding them useful. We will keep them coming, whenever there are new items to share and common questions, but it is anticipated that the frequency will drop off soon (probably by the end of the week), as the constant change settles into a more stable pattern. 
We are conscious of only providing information that is relevant to your business and our industry, so with this in mind each Covid-19 Update will reference on the header when the last one was – just to ease any concern that you may have missed an update, when we go to more infrequent mailings. 

 

Latest important information from our Industry body, ACAPMA

  • NSW, VIC and TAS Safe Work Regulators publish Pandemic Planning Advice

 

  • JobKeeper Resources published by the Fair Work Ombudsman

 

  • JobKeeper Disputes will be the jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission

 

  • ABS Releases first look at the impact of COVID-19 on households

 

Link to ACAPMA Update

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

Following up on our successful provision and roll out of both safety screens and social distancing floor stickers, we have been following up on requests from Members regarding hand Sanitiser Stations.

 

We have investigated the market and looked at different options out there. We have decided the most cost effective model and the one that best fits our Members’ business (and so recommend) is being provided by one of our partners, SPOS Group. We attach an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations and also explains the way to order these.

 

We feel that what we are suggesting here, allows our members an additional way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

We have now sent out over 1000 of the Safety screens we manufactured - we are now getting to the end of the screens. Make the most of this offer.

If you still need to order, click on the attached link to the leaflet which will allow you to order directly online.

 

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Please note: That screens are limited to 1 per store.

April 17th, 2020

 

Have a look at the Australian Government Covid-19 site for all of the Key Updates

Scroll down to find a whole series of helpful links including State and Territory information and links to their Covid-19 update sites.

 

https://www.australia.gov.au/

 

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

Following up on our successful provision and roll out of both safety screens and social distancing floor stickers, we have been following up on requests from Members regarding hand Sanitiser Stations.

 

We have investigated the market and looked at different options out there. We have decided the most cost effective model and the one that best fits our Members’ business (and so recommend) is being provided by one of our partners, SPOS Group. We attach an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations and also explains the way to order these.

 

We feel that what we are suggesting here, allows our members an additional way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

Safety screens now in place in over 800 UCB Stores

If you still need to order, click on the attached link to the leaflet which will allow you to order directly online.

 

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Please note: That screens are limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen..

Some reading for the weekend 

IGD have put together a country specific round up of how retailers around the world are dealing with Covid-19. This gives some perspective on our own situation.

 

Link to IGD Round Up

April 16th, 2020

Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) coronavirus (COVID-19) statement on 16 April 2020

The Next Phase of Modelling has begun, known as ‘Nowcasting’ - using data from the previous 14 days to more accurately understand the present state of the epidemic



AHPPC Statement

The Prime Minister makes his latest statement to the nation, after this afternoon’s National Cabinet Meeting

https://www.health.gov.au/

 

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

Following up on our successful provision and roll out of both safety screens and social distancing floor stickers, we have been following up on requests from Members regarding hand Sanitiser Stations.

 

We have investigated the market and looked at different options out there. We have decided the most cost effective model and the one that best fits our Members’ business (and so recommend) is being provided by one of our partners, SPOS Group. We attach an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations and also explains the way to order these.

 

We feel that what we are suggesting here, allows our members an additional way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form

ACAPMA Industry Update Thursday 16th April 2020

Further detail on the Jobkeeper Wage Subsidy Programme as the ATO deadline approaches – the second link is a great fictional example of a store.



Link to ACAPMA Update

 

Link to Job Keeper Fictional Example

Safety screens now in place in over 800 UCB Stores

If you still need to order, click on the attached link to the leaflet which will allow you to order directly online.

 

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Please note: That screens are limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen..

April 15th, 2020

Mark McKenzie CEO of ACAPMA answers questions on the government’s Job Keeper subsidy

Have a look at UCB TV where Mark talks to UCB’s Amy Rowles:

 

 

 

 

Safety screens now in place in over 800 UCB Stores

If you still need to order, click on the attached link to the leaflet which will allow you to order directly online.

 

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Please note: That screens are limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen..

Cash is still SAFE 

Please click on the links below for an interesting article on how Next Payments are doing their bit to fight Covid-19.

Click here for the Article

 

Click on the below to download a poster to display on your ATM

 

Link to Cash is safe sign

April 14th, 2020

ACAPMA latest Industry updates

COVID-19 is driving shoppers to c-stores see story at ACAPMA link: www.acapmag.com.au

 

Please click on the link below to access the Keeping Customer Information Posters.

Link to keeping customers safe posters

 

Health AHPPC Update

The Prime Minister and all premiers are glowing with their praise for the Australian public’s continued great reaction to social distancing and for not travelling over Easter, leading to improved results….

 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

 

Link Covid-19 PDF

Social Distancing Store Layout Examples

All stores should have received the UCB supplied Safe distancing stickers these should be sited as per the regulations. When siting the stickers it is useful to breakdown your store into 2mx2m squares as per the diagrams in the attached link. Here we have virtually re-created 3 actual UCB sites (small, medium & large) and put the stickers down in 2mx2m squares.

 

It shows on the example the number of customers acceptable at any one time in store (as long as they are observing the social distancing rules). The nature of our business is that customers are in and out pretty quickly, with low numbers being in at any one time, generally skewed towards impulse shopping rather than browsing.

 

With all of our examples we found that the acceptable number would rarely if ever be reached in that particular store – we are sure that most of you will come to the same conclusion for your store. It is easy enough to get an idea in your own store of what the safe maximum customers inside at any one time should be. Measure the square metres of floor space available to customers and divide it by 4.

Link to Social Distancing Store layouts

It is important to please keep the photos coming in...

April 12th, 2020

Social Distancing Store Layout Examples

All stores should have received the UCB supplied Safe distancing stickers these should be sited as per the regulations. When siting the stickers it is useful to breakdown your store into 2mx2m squares as per the diagrams in the attached link. Here we have virtually re-created 3 actual UCB sites (small, medium & large) and put the stickers down in 2mx2m squares.

 

It shows on the example the number of customers acceptable at any one time in store (as long as they are observing the social distancing rules). The nature of our business is that customers are in and out pretty quickly, with low numbers being in at any one time, generally skewed towards impulse shopping rather than browsing.

 

With all of our examples we found that the acceptable number would rarely if ever be reached in that particular store – we are sure that most of you will come to the same conclusion for your store. It is easy enough to get an idea in your own store of what the safe maximum customers inside at any one time should be. Measure the square metres of floor space available to customers and divide it by 4.

Link to Social Distancing Store layouts

Please keep the photos coming in. It’s great to see the efforts all of our retailers are going to in this difficult time – always with smiles on faces. The photos are very important for us to be able to demonstrate to Governments how we as an industry are responding to the challenges and ensuring we are compliant with the restrictions that have been introduced

Job keeper wage subsidy programme - when to pay?

Check the ACAPMA link for this and other important information.

 

https://acapmag.com.au/ 

The reduction in Covid-19 cases throughout Australia remains encouraging – let’s all help to keep it going!

Please click here to see attachment infographic PDF 



https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?

April 8th, 2020

Social Distancing Store Layout Examples

All stores should have received the UCB supplied Safe distancing stickers these should be sited as per the regulations. When siting the stickers it is useful to breakdown your store into 2mx2m squares as per the diagrams in the attached link. Here we have virtually re-created 3 actual UCB sites (small, medium & large) and put the stickers down in 2mx2m squares.

 

It shows on the example the number of customers acceptable at any one time in store (as long as they are observing the social distancing rules). The nature of our business is that customers are in and out pretty quickly, with low numbers being in at any one time, generally skewed towards impulse shopping rather than browsing.

 

With all of our examples we found that the acceptable number would rarely if ever be reached in that particular store – we are sure that most of you will come to the same conclusion for your store. It is easy enough to get an idea in your own store of what the safe maximum customers inside at any one time should be. Measure the square metres of floor space available to customers and divide it by 4.

Link to Social Distancing Store layouts

Today's useful information for your business from ACAPMA

JobKeeper Update, WA Employers Warning, Roadhouses Latest News by State.

 

As Parliament is currently sitting we will add further and final details in tomorrows Covid-19 update.

 

Link to ACAPMA Information

Coca-Cola Offer access to free business promotion tools 

Coca-Cola (CCA) have designed a digital and social content portal for its customers, aimed at providing a one-stop shop for professional social and digital content to help them attract more business.

It allows customers to download free professional imagery and access tools aimed at optimising their online presence.

 

Click on the link below to access the Portal.

 

https://www.ccamatil.com/en/blog/2020/supporting-our-customers-to-sell-online

UCB Floor Stickers - In store now

In order to help you in your store UCB have printed and sent to your site round floor stickers and A3 posters that can be placed around your store.

 

These are to ensure your safety and your customers safety as per Government Social Distancing Guidelines whilst ensuring we can

continue to trade in a challenging environment. 

 

Use as in the examples layouts above. Click on the link below for further information.

 

Link to Floor Stickers Letter

UCB Members do not forget to order your free Staff Safety Screen

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

Please note: That screens a limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen.

April 7th, 2020

Prime Minsters Statement

Please click on the link below for Today's statement from the Prime Minister.

This importantly includes theoretical modelling of how our health system can respond.

 

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-070420

 

Mandatory Code of Conduct and SME Commercial Leasing Principles released

Today the National Cabinet agreed on the Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing (attached). The Code will provide the required framework for commercial tenancy interactions and includes detailed examples and schedules. It is expected that a formally formatted version will be circulated soon, however the attached includes the approved content.

 

Link to Mandatory Code of Conduct.

Coca-Cola Offer access to free business promotion tools 

Coca-Cola (CCA) have designed a digital and social content portal for its customers, aimed at providing a one-stop shop for professional social and digital content to help them attract more business.

It allows customers to download free professional imagery and access tools aimed at optimising their online presence.

 

Click on the link below to access the Portal.

 

https://www.ccamatil.com/en/blog/2020/supporting-our-customers-to-sell-online

UCB Floor Stickers - In store now

In order to help you in your store UCB have printed and sent to your site round floor stickers and A3 posters that can be placed around your store.

 

These are to ensure your safety and your customers safety as per Government Social Distancing Guidelines whilst ensuring we can

continue to trade in a challenging environment. Click on the link below for further information.

 

Link to Floor Stickers Letter

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today - EASTER IN ONE WEEK

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

Please note: That screens a limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen.

April 6th, 2020

Useful information for your business from ACAPMA

https://acapmag.com.au/

 

SA Proposes to blame Service Station operators if their staff get COVID-19

Link to ACAMPA Story

 

Roadhouse exemption - It is unfathomable that this has not been sorted out. We are still fighting for our Members and our Truckies.

Link to ACAPMA Story

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today - EASTER IN ONE WEEK

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

Social Distancing floor stickers are hitting stores today - Have you planned where to display yours yet?

Please note: That screens a limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen.

April 4th, 2020

Useful information for your business from ACAPMA

JobKeeper Subsidies, Roadhouses (the ongoing saga, we are still fighting!) and commercial tenancy update.

 

Link to ACAMPA Round Up

Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers 4/4/20 (AHPPC)

We are all doing our bit to help flatten the curve:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today - EASTER IN ONE WEEK

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

Floor stickers have been dispatched today - are you displaying yours yet?

Please note: That screens a limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen.

April 3rd, 2020

Hand sanitiser is overrated – all the advice from "Department of Health Australia" points to SOAP & Water whilst singing Happy Birthday twice!

Click on the link below to see some great information from ACAPMA and Health Experts.

 

Link to ACAMPA information

Great idea for your Pump Nozzles

Great suggestion from one of our members. Click on the link below to print the pump nozzles,

 

Please note: Artwork is to be printed on A3 paper for the correct size.

 

Link to Pump artwork

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today - EASTER IN ONE WEEK

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

Floor stickers have been dispatched today - are you displaying yours yet?

Please note: That screens a limited to 1 per store. Please contact your BMM to be placed on a wait list for a second screen.

UCB Social Distancing Digital Images

Digital Images for Social Distancing will be sent out today to all sites that currently get digital images from UCB as part of the Point of Sale. If you do not currently receive digital images and would like to receive the Digital File please send an email with your screen size to info@ucbstores.com.au

April 2nd, 2020

Truckies are keeping the country moving we are there for them - Roadhouses

Yesterday one of our Roadhouse member sites was asked to close Truckie seating by Police, even though they were following the strict Government rules and advice, we had provided in our Covid-19 Update on Tuesday via ACAPMA.

Following up just now, with Elisha at ACAPMA, the following actions have been taken:

The private secretary to Mark McCormack the Deputy PM was speaking directly to the SA Premier and asking for the rules, agreed by the National Cabinet, to be made clear to enforcement officers in that state. ACAPMA are also communicating at the moment with all of the other Premiers/Chief Ministers’ offices to ensure the message gets out there across the whole country, particularly to the Police.

Elisha suggested that Roadhouses who are keeping seating open and adhering to the strict guidelines, print and display the attached "Exemption from closure order" in their seating area and ensure all management and staff are fully aware. If you have a good relationship with local police forces it may be an idea to make contact with them to pre-empt any situations and talk through the regulation.

 

Any issues whatsoever please can we encourage you to get straight onto ACAPMA with the details – they will take it up immediately. By all means contact your UCB Business Manager to discuss anything we can help with on this, or the Staff Safety Screens or the floor stickers. We are doing everything being asked and are providing a vital service to our Truckies. This exemption was well thought out and necessary, please help us to ensure everyone is aware that we are doing the right thing.

 

Link Important to display information

 

https://acapmag.com.au/

 

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

 

Floor stickers will be coming out to all stores from tomorrow, see below.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

UCB Floor Stickers

In order to help you in your store UCB have printed round floor stickers and A3 posters that can be placed around your store.

These are to ensure your safety and your customers safety as per Government Social Distancing Guidelines whilst ensuring we can continue to trade in a challenging environment. Click on the link below for further information. 

Link to Floor Stickers Letter

April 1st, 2020

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and order online.

 

Floor stickers will be coming out to all stores from Thursday this week, more details on tomorrows Covid-19 Update.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

See the presentation on the Safety Screens below:

 

 

The latest Information from the Government AHPPC site

Click on the AHPPC Statement at the top of the page for the latest news from the Government website.

 

AACS dealing direct with Government

Please click on the link below to view an email exchange between the CEO of Industry Body AACS and the Federal Government via Senator Sarah Henderson.

 

Link to Senator email exchange

Each Staff Safety Screen comes with a Fitting Kit to ensure its secured

March 31st, 2020

UCB Members order your free Staff Safety Screen today

As part of our social obligation to beat this virus (and requests from members) we have developed two options of screen and we are making them available to every UCB store for FREE.

 

Please hit the link below to get to an information sheet and a manual/auto email order form.

 

Floor stickers will be coming out to all stores this week, more details on tomorrows Covid-19 Update.

Link to Staff Safety Screen information

 

Click on the link below to place your order online.

Order Staff Safety Screen

Latest Industry News from ACAPMA

  • Jobkeeper wage subsidy; what you need to know.

  • Roadhouses are again able to serve dine in meals.

 

Click on the link below for further information.

 

https://acapmag.com.au/

March 30th, 2020

Official Government app - Stay informed

Stay informed, as mentioned in yesterday's update you can now Download the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join the WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

Staff Satefy Screens for UCB Member Sites

To assist our members to stick to government social distancing guidelines, as seen in Darren's Industry Interview. UCB will be producing Staff Safety Screen and Floor Stickers. We will notify members via this message over the next two or three days with how this initiative will work. - Watch this space!

#SAFETOSHOP #OPEN7DAYS #HERE4YOU 

March 29th, 2020

The latest Covid-19 update - Prime Minister Statement 

The latest Covid-19 Update from UCB, Sunday Morning’s Statement from The Prime Minister.

 

Please click on the link below.

 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/11-billion-to-support-more-mental-health-medicare-and-domestic-violence-services

March 27th, 2020

Latest ACAPMA Update

Please click on the link below for the latest ACAPMA update - Scroll down to the bottom of article to see how UCB are working in partnership with our industry body we have used actual examples of our stores to show safe distancing. If you would like any assistance please call the UCB Office on 02 9899 4800.

 

https://acapmag.com.au/2020/03/safe-distancing-in-retail-maximum-vs-practical-limits-and-communications-to-customers/

ACAPMA Posters 

Please see attached a link to the 3 useful posters you are being sent in your April Promo pack. These are important staff & customer messages.

 

Link to Keeping Customer and Staff Poster

Link to Site Cleaning Reminder

Link to Store Poster

April 29th, 2020

COVIDSafe app

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps the Government support and protect you, your friends and family. All the information you need to know here……

 

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

Latest update from ACAPMA - The JobKeeper Rules changed (Juniors)

 

Link to the latest ACAPMA update

The latest health Information from AHPPC is shown in the infographic at the link below

 

Link to Infographic

Hand Sanitiser Stations – UCB respond to member requests

We have attached an order form on the link below, which shows the four different types of Sanitiser Stations available from one of our partners, SPOS Group. 

They allow our members a further way to improve our responsible response to Covid-19 and to safeguard further our staff and our customers. Bulk Hand Sanitiser Fluid is available through SPOS as well as our other Trade Partners as we have previously notified in the Covid-19 Daily Update.
 

Link to Hand Sanitiser Station Order form