GS1 Australia Business Continuity - How GS1 Australia is handling the COVID-19 situation
The team at GS1 Australia is continuing to work to support our members and keep business functions as usual.
Please see below the current status of our services.
GS1 Australia does not foresee any impact on the delivery of our core services of the allocation and support of GS1 Prefixes and maintenance of membership.
National Product Catalogue, Smart Media, Locatenet and Recall
Fully operational. Our service providers have implemented effective Business Continuity plans, with no expectation of impact to these services.
Business as Usual: To help you get your product on the shelf quickly to meet increasing customer demand, GS1 Australia's Barcode Check facilities remain open in Melbourne and Sydney. For the safety of all staff, following advice, all delivered barcode testing samples will be subject to a 5 calendar day quarantine period for the foreseeable future.
GS1 Australia has been working closely with major retailers, Woolworths, Coles and Metcash to support your business and supply chains. If for any reason, you are unable to submit a final printed sample, retailers have agreed to rely on Interim Barcode Reports, in lieu of the full product testing process.
Please see the Barcode Testing page for further details on how this process will work.
Photography and Content Creation Services
Business as Usual: To ensure the safety of all GS1 staff and the advice given on the survival of the COVID-19 virus on differing surfaces, all samples supplied for Photography and Content Creation will be quarantined for 5 days from receipt, for the foreseeable future.
For any urgent requirements under the quarantine period, GS1 Australia can assist with urgent online listing processes via the use of your NPC Product Data and the loading of your own content such as product renders or images. For further details please discuss your requirements with the GS1 Photography team.
All face-to-face GS1 Training sessions have been cancelled until the end of April.
We will continue to provide updates once we have new information. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team on 1300 BARCODE (1300 227 263).