Many businesses in a state of shock are mourning the loss of staff, customers and income because of the the global coronavirus calamity.
Fortunately for local butcher shops, they aren't in the same boat and hope they never will be.
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St Georges Square Quality Meats owner Gina Stuart says Launceston butchers are "definitely having a boom in business at the moment".
"People are now coming to us, they can't get the meat at the supermarket," she says.
"A couple of butchers have unfortunately had to suspend until they can get more stock which shouldn't have to happen if people don't go crazy and know their small local butcher is open and has meat."
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Panic buying at big supermarket chains has led to a renewed appreciation for the personalised service small local butchers can offer, Mrs Stuart believes.
Her business is delivering to people who have to self isolate and to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, she's even leaving the front door open all day so people don't have to touch the handle to get inside.
"I'm trying to do those little extra bits and pieces, we've got the hand sanitiser on the counter and people can even wait out the front and come in when others leave.
"If people are sick please don't come in, we will get your meat to you. If everybody can help us stay healthy we can keep the meat rolling."