COVID-19: Woolworths Glen Innes staff don face masks and ask the community to do the same

DOING THEIR BIT: Woolworth Glen Innes staff Rachael Skinner and Rebecca Wirth among those in the local team wearing masks in store.
DOING THEIR BIT: Woolworth Glen Innes staff Rachael Skinner and Rebecca Wirth among those in the local team wearing masks in store.

Woolworths Glen Innes staff members are now wearing face masks in an effort to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19, and are encouraging shoppers to do the same.

From Monday, August 3, all Woolworths and BWS customers and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings in store, as part of a statewide recommendation from the Woolworths Group.

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said the "safety and wellbeing of our customers, teams and communities" was the company's top priority.

"While wearing a face covering is not mandatory in NSW or the ACT, we feel it's important that collectively we make face coverings feel as normal as possible and do whatever we can to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19," he said.

"Encouraging their use is one of the steps we can take together to limit the spread of the virus and help keep our teams and customers safe."

In Glen Innes, staff members were wearing face masks on Tuesday, while a number of customers were also spotted with face coverings.