Image of a man using self-checkout area at Woolworths, Canterbury Rd, Blackburn South, 18th May 2020.

This photograph was taken during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Melbourne in 2020. It references the public health strategies that were in place to reduce the risk of infection with the virus for staff and customers. These strategies included social distancing as a key measure, perspex safety screens, cashless payment and hand hygiene. It is notable that the man in this image is wearing a face mask to minimise infection, many months before the Victorian government made wearing masks mandatory and when few people were wearing them.

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A male customer wearing a face mask is standing on a 'Please Stand Here' social distancing floor marker at a self-checkout terminal at a supermarket. The checkout terminals on either side of him are closed with green signage stating 'Checkout closed to assist with social distancing'

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Digital colour photograph.

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