Dear Members,

We are open so let us make the most of the five-day lockdown and really connect with our communities.

Some key points:
1.QR Code check-ins- please ensure you have several check-in points at your shop
2. Mandatory Face masks-keep yourselves and the community safe
3.Hand sanitiser and washing of the hands -constantly.
4.Social Distancing -please keep the customers 1.5m apart as per State Government regulations
5.Tatts Kiosks that are closed -State & Federal assistance is on the way -more to come.
6.Distribution- business as usual using all the above points 1-4.
7.Community – let us keep positive for the community whether it be retail or distribution – right now the community needs us, in some instances we are one of only a few connections for them in the next 5 days.

State Government Victoria

A big thanks to the State Government of Victoria that has listened to VANA that newsagents are an essential service and the very fabric of our communities. Our argument all along has been no one can be deprived of media and essential items. To Minister Melissa Horne (Liquor and Gaming) MP and Minister Jaala Pulford (Small Business) the Small Business Commissioner Mark Schram and Joel Williams Executive Director, Liquor and Gaming these people have been so incredibly supportive to our industry, in the toughest of tough times in no less than 5 lockdowns in Victoria.

Take care and stay safe,

You are not alone at VANA & NLNA.

Kind regards,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries and Newsagents Association
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association