07 October, 2021

COVID Safety in Wingello

 

Keeping Clean with a welcoming smile

With some restrictions on travel lifting shortly we thought it would be a good idea to explain our implementation of the NSW Health's "COVID Safe" plan.
All businesses in NSW are required to have a completed COVID Safety plan based on the templates provided by NSW Health for each industry. We have been following these guidelines since the start of the restrictions last year. As you can see a lot goes on to keep our customers safe in both general and food safe areas. All our primary staff have completed official food safety supervisor courses.

Business Type:

We are classified as a Critical Retail Premises as both a "Neighbourhood Shop" (including Post Office, General Store, Newsagency, Bank, Fuel) as well as a "Food and Drink premises".
Under the current rules, all are welcome to Neighbourhood Shops and can purchase food for take away at Food and Drink premises. We are not allowed to take bookings or have dining inside for all visitors.

Frequent Cleaning:

We regularly wipe down common areas and surfaces such as door handles, benches and so on with appropriate cleaning agents. All cutlery and other utensils are thoroughly washed in our very efficient commercial dishwasher. Hand Sanitiser is available for customer use on both the Retail and Post Office benches. Staff regularly maintain good hand hygiene as we have always done in line with proper food safety procedures. All toilets have appropriate hand soap and paper towels.

Masks:

All staff wear masks when in contact with customers. 
Customers are required to wear masks unless they have an exemption. In compliance with the NSW Anti Discrimination laws we are not allowed to ask to see a mask exemption so we make the reasonable assumption that anyone not wearing mask has a valid exemption.

QR Codes:

We have QR Code sign-ins on all doors, multiple walls and places in the store so anyone is able to sign in while maintaining physical distancing. We can enter the information directly into the NSW Health web based Sign-In form for the store and also have a manual sign in sheet if the customer does not have the appropriate phone or app. Under the NSW Privacy laws we are not allowed to ask to see the QR Code results so once more we make the reasonable assumption that everyone has signed in. 

Feeling Unwell or in isolation?

Please don't come in. We can make arrangements to drop off supplies you need and help you get through this time. We have helped many in the village who have had to isolate for 14 days over the last 2 years.

Capacity Limits:

Under the 4 persons per Sq Metre rule we are able to have 20 people inside the store and 20 outside. When this drops to 2 persons per square metre we can fit in 40.
We are not able to serve food or drink on site under the current Stay at Home orders so all our lovely food and coffee is only available to enjoy off site. The nearby Casburn Park has a number of bench seats and lovely open areas for a picnic.

Physical Distancing and Ventilation:

We have stickers on the floor indicating 1.5m gaps. We also have the dining bench opposite the main Point of Sale forming a perfect barrier allowing people to move in and out effectively. The shop also has pretty of space and height to allow people to move in and out with ease as well as the side entrance via Maple Lane as an option. With regular opening of doors, a high roof and air conditioners, our air flow and ventilation are very good. Air conditioners are regularly maintained and filters cleaned.

Singing and Dancing:

This is a particular concern for NSW Health. No singing or dancing is allowed and all smiles hidden behind masks - for your safety.

Vaccinations:

We don't care if you are vaccinated or not. As the Prime Minister has said, this is a voluntary informed decision for each person to make for all vaccines and medical treatments. Under the NSW anti discrimination laws we are not allowed to refuse anyone based on their vaccination status or any other medical condition.
We continue to implement all the recommended "COVID Safe" guidelines in line with the laws of NSW.

01 October, 2021

Wingello Village News - October 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for October 2021.

This is the 152nd monthly newsletter!

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • All are welcome at the Wingello Village Store.
  • Lots of things to do in Wingello even under the "Stay at Home" orders.
  • Wingello Fire Brigade on the job - even wth restrictions!
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

Enjoy!

28 September, 2021

Wingello Village Store is open for all.


The people of NSW have been given a plan for the re-opening of our economy.

Wingello Village Store provides many essential services including:

  • Post Office
  • Banking
  • Groceries
  • Newspapers
  • Fuel
  • Great Food

The medical segregation rules regarding "Vaccine Passports" do not apply to essential businesses.

For now, we will continue to only provide takeaway food and coffee. 

Dining In will remain unavailable until all our customers can participate. We have never discriminated against customers regardless of physical, religious or medical grounds and do not intend to start now.

If all goes according to plan, 1st December will be the time for everyone to be able to once more partake of our famous real breakfasts and burgers and enjoy dining in together.

04 September, 2021

Wingello Village Store - September 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for September 2021.

This is the 151st monthly newsletter!

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Wingello villagers support each other.
  • Wingello School is doing its part
  • Where can you go under COVID restrictions?
  • Wingello Fire Brigade on the job - even wth restrictions!
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

Enjoy!

07 August, 2021

Wingello Village News - August 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for August 2021.

This is the 150th monthly newsletter!

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Small Businesses employing most of Australia.
  • Wingello Business College does it again
  • 150 issues of Wingello Village News
  • Lions Club will be building BBQ and Picnic area in Casburn Park
  • Wingello Fire Brigade on the job!
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

03 July, 2021

Wingello Village News - July 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for July 2021.

This is the 149th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Trees. Unmaintained Council roadside verges. Still dangerous.
  • Councillor candidates visiting Wingello on 10 and 24 July
  • WVA AGM on 10 July
  • Dungeons and Dragons on 10 and 24 July.
  • Wingello Fire Brigade training and members getting awards.
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

04 June, 2021

Wingello Village News - June 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for June 2021.
The Wingello State Forest remains closed. It's still to dangerous out there.
This is the 148th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • The Wingello State Forest remains closed but rebuilding work has started
  • Wingello Public School is enjoying term two
  • Wingello Fire Brigade has a new captain and lots of training leads to improved qualifications for members.
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

07 May, 2021

Wingello Village News - May 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for May 2021.
The Wingello Forest is still closed, but we have a special one day pass to run the Wingello Forest Horse Endurance Ride!
This is the 147th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • The Wingello Forest Horse Endurance Ride is back on 22 May
  • Red Cross is visiting on 16 May
  • Wingello Public School has new play stuff
  • Wingello Fire Brigade are training well and getting commendations!
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

07 April, 2021

Wingello Village News - April 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for April 2021.
It's very good being part of the Wingello Community
This is the 146th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Wingello is a community
  • Games Day at the Hall 11th April.
  • Order by text to our mobile 0492 966 558
  • Wingello Public School is upgrading the grounds
  • Wingello Fire Brigade tells us where the fire relief money went
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

07 March, 2021

Wingello Village News March 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for March 2021.
Have you thought about the Wingello Village Association?
This is the 145th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Wingello Village Association is a great way to help your village
  • Roleplaying at the store.
  • The shop is now opening at 6:30am Monday to Friday for all mail services and food and drink
  • Order by text to our mobile 0492 966 558
  • Wingello Public School is enjoying first erm
  • Wingello Fire Brigade are training well. Warning about getting your fireplaces ready
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm