A Jindera cafe is serving up a new way of doing business and staying connected with its close-knit community.
The popular Next Level take-away shop has taken pro-active steps to stay open while keeping customers and staff safe as the government extended its shutdown to a wider range of activities on Tuesday night.
Cafe owner Fiona Brown said customers could no longer enter the shop; the front door will act as a servery for take-away orders.
"We've moved our coffee machines and hot and cold bain maries to the front of the store so we can serve you as safely as possible," said Ms Brown, who also owns the town's gym that has been forced to close.
Across the road, popular eatery The Fox & Brew closed on Wednesday, asking "valued customers" to continue to support local shops including the bakery and butcher.
Fighting back tears, Ms Brown thanked everyone for their ongoing support during a tough time for small businesses.
"People have come to get coffee who normally wouldn't, which is lovely," she said.
"I think as the coronavirus progresses, keeping connections will be quite hard.
"I think it's that touch we will all miss - when you see friends it's now air hugs and twinkle fingers instead of a hug."
Jindera has already rallied to support its own, launching a Facebook page called Jindera Helps Each Other where people can ask for - and offer - help with shopping, ideas on how to entertain children at home or other ways to "be there for each other".
Ms Brown said it was important the cafe, with 8 staff, stayed open; she will offer pick-up family meals in coming weeks.
"I think some people will really struggle, especially those who live alone and it's important we are there," she said.
"We will do home delivery for those self-isolating or the elderly."
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