Covid-safe checklist

The checklist below has been created to help keep you and your community safe this Garage Sale Trail.

If you're planning to host or shop at garage sales, it's important you stay up to date with the relevant public health advice, as Government directions in response to Covid-19 change rapidly. Read more and get the latest advice for where you are.

These materials are provided to help you and to give you some guidance but we do not represent that they are the latest public health orders, regulations and/or laws in force and you must make yourself aware of the current public health orders, regulations and/or laws in force at the time you hold an Event.

Register your garage sale

Host your event as part of the Garage Sale Trail to receive a Covid-safe garage sale toolkit featuring checklists, Covid-safe signage, tips & more when you register. Registrations open in September 2022.

Accept touch-free payments with PayPal

It’s quick to set up QR code payments using the PayPal app*. Shoppers simply scan with their PayPal app, pay and go and you get payments fast without the hassle of small change.

Don't stand so close to me

Make like Sting and keep your distance on sale day. Keep a table between you and your shoppers and ensure there is space for shoppers to stay at least 1.5 metres from each other. Use the distance markers and signage provided when you register to remind people to stay physically distant.

Keep it clean

Surely you’ve got a PHD level of experience in hand washing by now? Put your new skills to good use on the Trail. Wash your hands regularly throughout the day and provide sanitiser for shoppers to use. Last but certainly not least be sure to clean and disinfect all the items you’re selling before sale day.

Stick to government guidelines on the maximum number of shoppers

Every State and Territory has slightly different rules on the maximum number of people allowed at social gatherings at any one time (more on this here). This will vary depending on whether your sale is indoors or out. Be sure to check the latest guidelines where you are.

Don’t take part if you’re feeling sick

Postpone your sale or host a virtual garage sale from your home if you’re feeling even the teensiest bit sick.

Wear a mask

There are heaps of benefits to wearing a mask beyond the obvious one of saving lives. For one, you can skip wearing makeup or having a shave.

Get shoppers to sign in

Use the contact tracing form provided in your dashboard to get sellers to sign in to your sale. Afterwards, take a photo of the list as you'll need to keep it for at least 2 months.

Price stuff clearly

Make sure prices are clearly visible to your shoppers to minimise touching. Personally, we just love a well displayed colour coded price list. Just like one of these beauties.