On Sunday afternoon, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that non-essential businesses would be closing their doors to help slow down the spread of coronavirus. It sent shockwaves across the state as many braced for impact.

Since then, we’ve gotten a bit more clarity into what will stay open, which will include pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores and even restaurants (as long as they provide takeaway!)

Many people have wondered what will happen with major department stores like Kmart, which sells MANY essentials for every day life. Yes, we all enjoy a new pot plant and candle, but the store does sell things like dog bags, essential electronics, baby wipes and clothing.

Good news, Kmart fans! We checked in with a representative and they told us that the stores will remain and are trading as normal!

“We’re following the advice of the Federal and State Governments and will continue to do so as information evolves,” she said.

Bunnings has also confirmed they are open for business as well so you can finally get those DIY projects done while you’re staying at home!

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