b'C O O P E R S A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 2 2 C O O P E R S A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 2 2037 C O V I D -19 038Where weare nowAs Australia entered its third year ofCOVID-19 restrictions, the pandemic continued tohave a detrimental effect on the hospitality industryandCoopers operations. Not only weresales impeded by consumer hesitancy,logistical challenges also hindered sales bothdomestically and internationally.General Manager, Michael Shearer and Legal Affairs and Risk Manager, Caitlin Martin led the COVID-19 response, managing the risks presented to employees and operations, as well as working to mitigate disruptions caused by the close contact rules and isolation requirements.All employees are to be commended for the way in which they adapted to these additional complexities in both their professional and personal lives.'