In order to further safeguard shoppers, the supermarket chain will reinforce the importance of hygiene practices with staff ensuring that all team members have access to hand sanitisers while extensive cleaning in communal areas will continue to take place.
"The safety of our customers and team members is our most important focus and we continue to work closely with the Department of Health to review our safety arrangements for store team members in line with their recommendations," the spokesperson ensured.
"Victorians can be reassured that our actions are aimed at containing the spread of this virus."
Currently, Coles is also asking customers to bag their own goods in keeping with the government's social distancing measures.
In the midst of the crisis, other supermarket chains across Australia have introduced a number of safety measures.
For instance, Woolworths is also practicing social distancing while plexiglass screens have been implemented at checkouts to help protect both staff and customers.