Launceston pubs and bars are readying themselves for what may be quieter nights ahead, due to the coronavirus.
Saint Johns Craft Beer bartender Kilty Salter said the bar had fewer punters than usual over the last week, but the business was ready for what's to come.
"We've been looking at ways to transition to more of a retail and takeaway focus, a lot of businesses are doing the same," he said.
"We're not super worried ... we've put in a lot of control measures ourselves to prevent spreading the virus ... having lower punter numbers does help with that."
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Like many food and beverage-based businesses, Saint John has gone cashless. The business has also removed bar seating.
"We're doing everything we can to make sure we don't become a spot where everyone's catching the virus and taking it home to their families," Mr Salter said.
"We've made it clear to all our staff that if someone's coughing, sputtering or sneezing they can go and ask them to leave, they should be at home. We have no tolerance for that."
As well as making food and drink available for takeaway, aptly named 'bunker boxes' have been are available to those who wish to hunker down with a beer over these uncertain times.
"If it does come to the fact where everyone's locked down and has to stay at home for two weeks ... we've got take home packs where people can get a mixed carton," he said.
"Stick that in your fridge and you've got beer for two weeks."
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The rear bar will be closed based for now, Mr Salter said, which has resulted in fewer staff working each night.
"The less we can have our staff exposed the better, while it might hurt for a bit for our casual staff, we're looking after their safety," he said.
"If everything transfers to a retail focus, we'll try and make sure everyone's getting the hours they need."
Mr Salter said he noticed an uptick in punters asking specifically for beers brewed in Tasmania.
"That's the thing about lockdowns, it kind of forces people to buy local which is a good thing," he said.
Lonnies Nightclub has announced it will shut its doors due to the virus, giving patrons a weekly update on its operating hours.