Wagga's cafes and restaurants have been breaking out the measuring tape and removing chairs and tables to meet the new coronavirus restrictions.
Uneke Lounge owner Chris Gestier had to figure out how he would meet the new restrictions in time for the Saturday morning rush at his Fitzmaurice Street venue.
"I was in here on Friday night measuring it up and doing the calculations to figure it out," he said.
"We've had to remove half our chairs."
Mr Gestier said the new rules had reduced his turnover and it was affecting the number of shifts for workers.
Despite the new rules there were still customers visiting cafes on Wagga's main street on Saturday.
Cave restaurant and bar owner Jason Crowley said people were setting aside money to support their favourite venues.
"It's great that they're doing that otherwise things are going to get really stagnant," he said.
Mr Crowley said he had also measured up his venue and was restricting the number of people who could enter at one time.
"It's hard to do as restaurant staff are not security guards. The new rules rely on customers doing the right thing as well," he said.
Mr Crowley said he was doing a lot more food deliveries and planned to offer staff work as drivers if he had to close his doors to the public.
Cave's most popular item, macaroni and cheese, was temporarily off the menu due to ingredient shortages.
"We put up a sign saying we're not doing mac and cheese because we're not the ones panic buying all the pasta," Mr Crowley said.
Wagga and Murrumbidgee Local Health District have not recorded any positive test results for coronavirus as of Saturday morning.
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