Bunnings will open its doors to customers across Greater Sydney from Monday the 6th of September 2021, excluding those stores located in local government areas of concern.

This decision follows NSW hitting the 70% first dose vaccination target, reducing the risks associated with reopening a retail space. This move will provide Sydney residents with access to essential products benefiting emergency home repairs and general maintenance.

“The Safety of our team and customers has been at the core of everything we do, and we continue to follow government guidance in all the states and territories where we operate” says managing director Mike Schneider.

The vaccination roll out has increased opportunities for both our team and customers to get vaccinated and has given us every confidence to re-open stores in Greater Sydney. COVID-safe protocols will apply and will include a one per 10-metre density limit.

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Customers are still encouraged to utilise contactless Drive & Collect and delivery for non-essential items, this keeps up with current public health guidance.

Stores were closed in August after restrictions around retail stores of concern tightened. Schneider said it would be “easier for our team to manage” if all stores were closed.

Stores located in council areas of concern remain open for contactless collection in line with government orders. These areas which amount to almost half of Sydney’s population include Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Canterbury-Bankstown, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, George’s River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some areas of Penrith.

The following Bunnings locations will reopen to retail customers:

  • Alexandria
  • Artarmon
  • Ashfield
  • Balgowlah
  • Belrose
  • Caringbah
  • Carlingford
  • Castle Hill
  • Chatswood
  • Dural
  • Gladesville
  • Gordon
  • Gregory Hills
  • Kirrawee
  • McGraths Hill
  • Narellan
  • Narrabeen
  • North Penrith
  • Penrith
  • Randwick
  • Rose Bay
  • Rouse Hill
  • Thornleigh
  • Warringah Mall

This article first appeared on Over60.