With businesses all over the region feeling the pinch from the rapidly escalating COVID-19 situation, people continue to come forward to do what they can to lend a helping hand to those in need.
One such example is in Delacombe, where a newly opened barber shop has put its hand up to help spread the word of businesses in need of support.
Phil Derbyshire, a part owner of Colossal Barbers, spoke to The Courier after the business put out a call for other small businesses in need of help to drop cards and flyers in the barber to help them with exposure in this difficult period.
Mr Derbyshire, who is also a personal trainer, said hearing people's stories in a person-to-person environment has been difficult of late.
"The thing about training and barbering as well is that you work in a person to person format," he said.
"These people are not only workers but business owners... we've had a lot of people communicate to us this is an incredibly difficult time for businesses.
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"Everyone that has come in that works in an industry that isn't essential to how people operate day to day is struggling."
Mr Derbyshire said the response to his call-out has been strong, more so on social media where people have continued to comment and tag their businesses in his post.
"While we haven't had too much physically dropped off, we've had a lot of communication online which has been great... the more we can promote businesses that are impacted the better."
He added the uncertainty of the situation is the biggest worry for him as a business owner.
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