On Sunday night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced tough social distancing rules that saw non-essential businesses forced to close their doors to help slow down the spread of coronavirus. It sent shockwaves across the country 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 cafes and restaurants in the form of takeaway only.

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!