The countdown is reducing store hours, temporarily closing some supermarkets, and increasing frontline staff pay by 10% during Alert Level 4.
From Saturday, store hours will change from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. to reopen the shelves and meet “high-level demand,” the supermarket chain said.
Auckland’s four stores will operate even fewer hours because staff were isolated.
Takapona and Linfield will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Lincoln RD and Botany will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* The hidden solution that is shrinking the effects of your grocery climate.
* Corona Virus: Auckland Countdown Store Closed After Patient’s Visit
* Taranaki supermarkets focus on the positive and avoid aggression.
Countdown Birkenhead will remain closed because staff who work in several different shifts are isolated.
Its Central Auckland Metro supermarkets will also close to allow staff to move to larger stores to help with demand.
“This is the reality of the environment,” said spokesman Kerry Hanafin.
“We have a lot of stores of interest and our team is isolated, which we fully support. At the same time, we’re looking at how we can allocate our team to our stores to make sure Making it clear that we are also feeding our communities may mean that more shops will close or their hours will be reduced as all our teams come together to help.
Countdown will pay Level 4 lockdown bonuses to its supermarkets, meat plant, customer care team and supply chain permanent part-time and full-time, fixed-term and leisure team members.
The bonus is equivalent to working an extra 10% per hour.
“Since Cowed 19 was affected for the first time last year, our team has repeatedly proven how important they are. In addition to paying more to our frontline teams, we are also supporting any member of our team. There are those who are considered high-risk by the government – including those over 70, suffering from a weakened immune system and a serious chronic illness – so that they can stay home and not worry about work, “Hanifin said.
“We are working with the Ministry of Health and the local DHB to get our team to deliver the vaccine as quickly and safely as possible.”