Police have spent much of the day checking the identity and addresses of customers outside the Coles store in the Bacchus Marsh Village shopping centre.
The officers – working as a pair – are believed to be from outside Bacchus Marsh and working as part of Operation Sentinel.
Metropolitan Coles stores are subject to a list of product limits, while regional stores – including Bacchus Marsh – are not.
A spokesperson for Coles Australia they had not requested a police presence, and had no control over ID checks outside the supermarket.
Reports have also filtered in of people caught without photo ID. One woman said she used a utility bill to prove where she lived. Another customer came to the store by bus and was not carrying a drivers licence.
## Meanwhile Coles Chief Executive Steven Cain said extra cleaning was being carried out in high-contact areas including trolley handles, baskets, checkouts, self-serve areas and pin-pads. Perspex screens have also been installed at checkouts.
“We ask all customers not to enter a store if they are unwell, to wash hands before going shopping and to make use of the sanitiser station located at the front of every store, “ he said.
“We would also encourage you to use our Coles product-finder app.
“Please continue to treat our team members with respect and only purchase the products you need.”
** Metropolitan Coles supermarkets, Coles Online and Coles Express stores (in areas such as Melton and Wyndham) are subject to product limits:
ONE PACKET EACH:
TWO PRODUCTS EACH:
Fresh White Milk
Coles is updating news on its stores at https://www.coles.com.au/covid19
## COVID19 symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of smell.
If you need to be tested, Djerriwarrh Health Services has a drive-through clinic in Barries Rd Melton, open 10.30am-6pm weekdays and 9am-12pm weekends.
People can also book a test at Darley Medical Centre on 5367 5000
UPDATE DAILY STATS: Thursday 9/07/2020
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