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St John Vicinity partnership

In Victoria, the pandemic has drastically altered the way we live, particularly in the last few months. As restrictions slowly start to ease across the state, we welcome back pre-pandemic activities like shopping and dining, however the threat of COVID-19 continues to remain present.  

That’s why we’re pleased to announce St John Ambulance Victoria has partnered with Vicinity Centres to help Victorian shopping centres reopen safely for visitors.  

As part of Vicinity’s continues efforts in putting visitor safety first, St John Volunteers will be roaming around Metropolitan Melbourne Vicinity Centres handing out face masks, checking they’re being worn correctly, and that people are maintaining social distancing.  

Locations where you can find St John Ambulance Volunteers

  • Altona Gate Shopping Centre 
  • Bayside Shopping Centre  
  • Box Hill Central North  
  • Box Hill Central South  
  • Broadmeadows Central Shopping Centre  
  • Cranbourne Park  
  • DFO Essendon  
  • DFO Moorabbin  
  • DFO South Wharf  
  • DFO Uni Hill  
  • Emporium Melbourne  
  • Mornington Central  
  • Northland Shopping Centre  
  • Oakleigh Central  
  • Roxburgh Village  
  • Sunshine Marketplace  
  • The Glen  
  • Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre  

It’s true that Christmas 2020 is bound to be unlike any other – especially in Victoria. The traditional last-minute scramble to get to crowded shopping centres, to buy those eleventh-hour gifts, will most definitely look a little different this year. 

As we head into the busiest retail period of the year, the unwavering safety commitments made by Vicinity – using everything from the latest heatmapping technology to virtual queuing – demonstrates how we're all going to remain COVID safe leading into Christmas 

At St John, the health and safety of our community is at the heart of what we do, that’s why we have partnered with Vicinity to ensure shoppers are remaining COVID safe whilst visiting. Vicinity have gone above and beyond the government’s recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their visitors.  

To ensure an additional level of safety whilst visiting a centre, it’s also very important each person complies with COVID safe protocols. This includes wearing a face mask, washing your hands frequently with soap and water and not visiting a centre and going to get tested if you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.  

Working closely together, St John have reviewed Vicinity’s safety procedures and support the COVID-19 safe practices put in place, as well as providing First Aid training support services to staff and retailers. So, when you’re visiting a Vicinity Centre this Christmas period, you can rest assured that your safety is top priority.  

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