Many long-standing businesses in Launceston's Brisbane Street Arcade are continuing to adapt and trade in the new coronavirus climate.
Homeware and gift store Inspire - Yourself and Your Home - noticed a little bit of a downturn but support is being felt, according to owner Krysti Bennett.
"We've had people come in saying they're here to support us and giving us lots of beautiful feedback," she said.
"I think we're pretty lucky, just to know that you have that support is just incredible and that keeps us going.
"A lot of people still like to come into shops ... to get that personal experience so that's our number one thing.
"In here we like to give personalised, friendly service with a smile .. anything that's going to help people."
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Many businesses in Launceston's Central Business District have closed either due to nationwide chain closures or the drop in traffic due to coronavirus measures.
Ms Bennett said her business continues to keep to a high standard of sanitation to give would-be customers piece of mind.
"We have hand sanitiser, we're also going to get gloves as well if people are more comfortable wearing them while in the shop," she said.
"But in saying that, everything is clean within an inch of its life.
"I think that is important for people to come in and still feel safe."
Like many businesses, Inspire has added an online delivery component available for people in the Launceston area codes.
"If things get bad I think it's nice to know with Easter and Mother's Day coming up, people want to be able to buy gifts," Ms Bennett said.
"If we've got delivery in place I think that'll be really good."
Ms Bennett said she wasn't worried about how the next six months may unfold, and that staying hopeful was important regardless of how events unfold.
"It's just staying positive, knowing you've got the backup by your suppliers and hopefully the locals will support us and we can keep our doors open," she said.
Ms Bennett said optimism was aided by the businesses in the Brisbane Street Arcade, who continue to support one another.
"It's that sort of small community that people love. We're here for each other and we've just got to stick together."
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