To our nation
COVID-19 has significantly impacted family and work lives as we know. Since the World Health Organization confirmed this virus a pandemic, governments on a global scale have responded rapidly to aid their citizens. Unprecedented measures have been taken to combat the spread of the virus, in a bid to ensure health and safety.
It goes without saying that we're living in uncertain times, where all focus is placed on how to best protect and support our families, employees, customers and communities in the midst of this crisis.
It is in this context that I would like to salute the South African government for the tough, but sound decisions that they've put forward. Your guidance has kept the nation united under the spirit of ubuntu.
Our esteemed essential workers from all sectors and industries, thank you for your bravery, courage, sacrifices and tireless hours put in to help flatten the curve. It's in times of crisis that heroes are born, and I can confirm that you are our lockdown heroes born for a time such as this.
I would like to commend Mzansi for their cooperation, understanding and staying strong during this trying time. From elbow greetings, social distancing, quarantine and to the national lockdown, you have sacrificed and stayed united at home.
Finally, we are excited that all Jet stores have reopened. I appeal to the Jet Family – colleagues and our customers – to work together with us. Some of the stringent measures include staff screening, compulsory face masks, crowd management, social distancing, sanitisers and demarcated areas within queues – these are just but a few of our measures to ensure that you have a safe shopping experience with us.
Our objective right now is to equip our customers with all winter essentials for the cold days ahead. And while we manage stock deliveries during this time, we ask you to be patient with us as we value your continued support.
To our Jet staff, let's work together – across all parts of the business – to keep going and make this one of our finest hours.
Stay safe and stay home.
Shane Van Niekerk,