COVID-19 Virus Update
The Drycleaning Institute of Australia (DIA) members wish to reassure customers that public health and safety continues to be their number 1 priority at this time and advise you they are adopting appropriate measures and precautions to protect the wellbeing of both our customers and staff during this difficult period.
The World Health Organization and the Centre for Disease Control and Protection has declared the drycleaning process, which includes cleaning and pressing, effective on most viruses and we recommend the continued use of this process.
Our members desperately want to be able to offer a continued service after this pandemic is over. Many have increased levels of pick up and delivery for your convenience and safety. Difficult decisions have been taken trying to reduce costs such as rent and deferral of loans. Reduction in staffing levels has been traumatic for owners and government initiatives are very much appreciated.
Measures such as reduced operating production hours have been implemented and, in some situations, members have taken the difficult decision to close rather than trying to operate with continued accumulated losses. They will need your loyal support when this is over. Where you need urgent cleaning in this period please go to the DIA website www.drycleanersweb.com.au and “Find Your Local Drycleaner” , insert your postcode to find the nearest DIA member. I suggest a phone call to confirm opening and operating hours.
I would like to personally thank you on behalf of our valued DIA members for your past support and continued support during this time and send our very best wishes to you and your families for your safety and wellbeing.
Brian Tonkin & the DIA Board