Shoppers were rushing to get their fix of DIY supplies on Tuesday, after it was reported that large warehouse-style businesses such as Bunnings and Kmart could be hit with the coronavirus bans.
The NSW government is in discussions with the retailers and has signalled that further closures could be coming down the pipeline.
The news spurred Wagga students Becky Russell and Brendan Napir to head in-store and pick up supplies and some plants to add to their garden.
"You can't stare at a computer all day, so gardening's a nice antidote," Ms Russell said.
The two of them moved to Wagga a few months ago to start studying animation at Charles Sturt University, but was soon moved off-campus as the coronavirus lockdown hit the community.
However Ms Russell says if there's a silver lining to all of this, it's being able to stay at home, focus on their studies, and put more energy towards fulfilling her dream of becoming an animator one day.
"Our casual jobs don't exist, but we're being supported with Aus Study so we thought if there was a time to do it, the time is now," Ms Russell said.
"We feel very lucky not to have to worry about jobs and just focus on studying - it's the best of a bad situation."
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Another pair of green thumbs who came to stock up on plants were retirees Lyn and Russ Menadue, who have been spending a lot of their time in the garden these days as coronavirus lockdown intensifies.
"This is the first time we've been out for five weeks, apart from getting groceries," Mrs Menadue said.
Mr Menadue is optimistic that Bunnings will be allowed to stay open, and that society will soon be able to regain some semblance of normalcy as the coronavirus storm subsides.
"I don't think they'll close Bunnings, I really don't, because the amount of people they employ is enormous and the government understands the curve is flattening now," Mr Menadue said.
"If anything there's a chance they might back off and open up some shops."
Bunnings employs 169 Wagga locals in its Dobney Avenue warehouse, and managing director Mike Schneider said he hoped to stay open for the sake of everyone's livelihoods.
"We've got over 43,000 team members across Australia and our focus is on keeping them employed, while also putting measures in place to keep our team and customers safe," Mr Schneider said.
"As always, we will continue to follow government advice and will be guided by them as they work through this difficult time."