Coopers response to COVID‑19

30 Mar 2020

Coopers Brewery is committed to producing the highest quality beer in the safest, most hygienic way.

As a sixth-generation family-owned company, we share the community’s concerns over COVID-19 and uphold the health and safety of our staff, customers and community as our top priority.

We have reinforced our strict safety and quality assurance protocols across the entire operation. This includes maintaining the highest possible standards of hygiene in production. Along with our sophisticated warehousing systems, these production processes already operate to the highest standards of quality assurance and we are accredited to the internationally recognised Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000.

We have experienced no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff.

Coopers is completely supportive of the Government’s efforts to manage both the health and economic impacts presented by COVID-19. We have been following Government guidelines by introducing additional hygiene measures, practising social distancing and encouraging those employees who can work from home to do so.

Like every sector of the economy, our customers and supply chain face incredibly challenging times. We are deeply saddened by the devastating impact that the challenge of COVID-19 is having on our country and particularly, our essential and vibrant hospitality industry. We are working to assist our valued pub, club and restaurant customers as best we can. This includes offering a credit on all full and capped kegs that are returned to us. We ask that our customers remain patient as it may take some time for us to collect these kegs.

Coopers is committed to continuing to manufacture and distribute throughout this crisis and under the current Government measures, we are confident that we can continue to ensure that retail outlets remain stocked.

We are working to minimise the impact of the current closures on not only those whom we directly employ, but also the broader supply chain who relies on our industry. You cannot simply turn off and then quickly turn back on a major brewery. Consequently, it is important that retail chains, and their associated supply chains, continue to operate – as is the case in most other countries impacted by this pandemic. We are confident that we can remain in operation while meeting the Government’s social distancing and isolation guidelines. However, as always, the health and safety of our staff, customers and community is our top priority, and we will continue to follow all Government advice.