REDLANDS businesses are doing it tough and are urging people to support local during the latest COVID-19 restrictions
The government has tightened the shutdown further, closing food courts, open homes and beauty salons other than hairdressers from midnight tonight.
Shella Thornton from Clippy Ts Barber Shop in Wellington Point and Cleveland said they practice high standards of hygiene with gloves and disinfecting after every client and only allowing a few people in the shop.
"The Clippy Ts Barber Shop app enables you to book ahead so you can arrive closer to your chosen time so you don't have to wait in store. We also have waiting chairs outside," she said.
Dior Hair Studio in Capalaba, Erica Stolz has completed a course in infection control training for COVID-19.
"We are doing all we can to keep clients safe and healthy. Disinfecting chairs, capes, towels and tools after each client and only allowing one client at a time in the salon," she said.
Ross Kenrick from Bacchus Brewing Co in Capalaba said they were doing takeaways including takeaway beer and wine.
"Not sure how long we can survive but taking whatever measures we can to survive. Please everyone buy from local small business, seeing the crowds queuing up at multi nationals for their grog is heart breaking, they can weather the storm, we can't without your support," he said.
Redland City councillor Paul Golle urged residents to "look after each other" and buy local.
The Three Tiers Cafe in Ormiston encouraged people to call ahead on their coffee run or take away order. Staff would come to customers cars and drop their orders off. The cafe was also doing care packs for friends and neighbours who could not get to the eatery.
The Coffee Club Redland Bay launched care kits made up of basic staples including milk (dairy and non-dairy), a loaf of bread, and other items can be added as extra such as coffees, cakes and other menu favourites. These can be ordered for anyone who can not access supermarkets, either because they are in self-isolation or are at risk due to age or health issues.
"Many Australians are finding it difficult to buy essentials that are in high demand. With many people vulnerable and self-isolating across the country, we've worked with our partners to find a way to deliver these essential care packs straight to your door," said Coffee Club CEO Nick Bryden. The care kits are also available to order through the Uber Eats app.