As well as giving bonuses to staff working under the elevated Alert Levels, The Trusts West Auckland has rolled out a ‘No Mask – No Entry’ policy for customers.
“We understand the inherent difficulty associated with retail shopping at the moment,” said Allan Pollard, CEO of The Trusts. “The requirement to wear masks is designed to ensure the safety of our employees and the wider community.”
According to Pollard, The Trusts’ staff will not provide masks to customers who do not bring their own.
The retail chain has committed to pay frontline staff a 10 per-cent premium on top of their current wages in recognition of their support during the lockdown, the policy to take effect immediately.
The Trusts operate 25 retail liquor outlets across West Auckland and are considered an essential service provider under current regulations.