If one thing indicated how nothing was normal during COVID, it was the sudden demise of the Bunnings snag.
Since March, the vacant space where the barbecue marquees once sat taunted shoppers as they calmly trudged single file inside, keeping their distance.
But on Saturday, the gas was hooked up, the sausages lined up and the bread opened up for the first time in months as Riverside Lions Club got cooking at the North Launceston store - the first group to benefit.
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The stall was diligently monitored to ensure shoppers were adhering to social distancing, while hand sanitiser was on hand.
On Sunday, it was Teen Challenge's turn to raise some funds.
Executive director Tanya Cavanagh said fundraising had been impossible during COVID, so it was vital that groups were able to use the barbecues, even for just one day each.
"When COVID hit, we had to shut our thrift store so we had almost no income at all," she said.
"This is a vital income source for us."
The barbecues at North Launceston and Kings Meadows Bunnings will be operating Saturday and Sunday, depending on public health advice, and have been booked out by groups months in advance.
Bunnings chief operating officer Deb Poole said the return was starting off at selected stores in Tasmania and the Northern Territory to trial a physical distancing layout and increased personal hygiene processes.
"We've spent the past few months consulting with community groups, governments and health authorities on how we can bring back our sausage sizzles safely for our customers and community groups," she said.
*note: all people photographed reside in the same household and are permitted to be within the 1.5-metre distance of each other