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OPEN AGAIN FINALLY, WE ARE BACK TO NORMAL OR AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE, WE ARE OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY AGAIN AND HOPEFULLY IF ALL GOES WELL WE WILL REMAIN OPEN. WE ASK ALL OUR CUSTOMERS TO PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTISE SAFE DISTANCING AND USE OUR SANITIZER WHEN COMING INTO SHOP, SANITIZER IS SITUATED ON THE WALL TO THE RIGHT AS YOU COME THROUGH THE DOOR. IF THE RULES ARE NOT FOLLOWED WE WILL BE FORCED TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE, OR WE WILL BE FORCED TO CLOSE AGAIN.

We also need everyone to browse for the items they want but once you have chosen them please leave the shop ASAP to allow us to keep the numbers flowing. We would prefer not to make customers wait outside until some customers leave the shop, but at times this may be unavoidable. We ask everyone to be patient at all times.

NEW OPENING HOURS

We are now open for an extra 30 minutes a day during the week, so our new hours are 8.30 to 3.30 Monday to Friday and Saturdays will continue to be 8 to 12. We hope this is more convenient for our customers, especially the mothers picking up children from school; they will now be able to pop in for a quick look around.

MORE BASKETS

We have purchased some new shopping baskets for your convenience, please remember to leave the baskets in the shop once you have been to the counter, as we lost a lot when plastic bags were no longer available and customers took them to their car and forgot to bring them back.

DONATIONS GIVEN

Even though we have been closed for nearly two months we managed to grant a few requests this month. Besides the continuing support of the VMR Fuel, the BI Hospice Palliative Care suite, and the BI Global Care Food bank, we gave the following grants. The BI Tennis Club needed some new courtside benches to replace the unsafe umpire chairs, to assist their members many of whom are seniors. The Bongaree Bowls Club was in need of a new Plastic Card Printer for new and durable membership cards for the bowlers. Also the Indoor Bowls club needed help to re-open by ensuring hygiene and safety rules are followed with the installation of a dishwasher and some hygienic Hand Dryers for their amenities. We are also supporting our BI Police who are going to run a PCYC program on the island for victims of domestic violence. If anybody is interested or wish to find out more about the program on the island please contact the Caboolture PCYC 5495 7143.

We are pleased to support Bribie’s associations and sporting clubs as they give entertainment and companionship to our many residents, including seniors enhancing their quality of life. The last 3 months of self-isolation, lockdowns and closures have made life very limited for many islanders and often stressful, so we hope we can all get back to our everyday pleasures and meeting up with friends.

PICKUPS AND DELIVERIES

Due to the current situation, we have been forced to change the way we do pick-ups and deliveries. In future, our drivers will pick up items from the garage, front room with clear access or open hallway. With the deliveries we will drop off items out the front of the house or in carport or garage.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

BARGAINS

Please continue to check the blackboard at the front door for any sales we have on at the moment, this board is updated daily.

As always we wish to thank The Bribie Islander family and all the tradesmen and businesses on the island that support us throughout the year. Hope to see you in the shop soon.

Sandra