Aussie Supermarket Welcomes Return of Asymptomatic Critical Supply Chain Workers

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has welcomed the Queensland government’s decision to exempt asymptomatic close contacts from isolating when they’re classified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case, allowing workers in the critical food and grocery supply chain to return to work. “This is a proportionate response to challenges faced across the food and grocery supply chain, and the changes will assist us to continue to provide essentials to our customers,” a Woolworths Group spokesperson told The Epoch Times on Friday. “We’re confident we can safely implement these changes given the numerous safety measures we’ve had in place across our Distribution Centres since the pandemic began.” Under the new exemption, all workers in the food and grocery supply chain must wear a mask and comply with risk-management strategies put in place by their employers, which includes daily rapid antigen tests. Woolworths had already included daily rapid antigen testing, contact tracing, …

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