Wagga cafe managers and their regular customers are hoping that Australians continue to download the COVIDSafe smartphone app and speed up the easing of pandemic restrictions.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday that the national cabinet of state and federal leaders would meet this week to consider lifting rules such as the ban on sit-down service.
Mr Morrison said the number of people who had downloaded the contact tracing app was a "critical issue for national cabinet when it comes to making decisions next Friday about how restrictions can be eased".
Wagga couple Peter and Narelle Maher said they visited the Uneke Lounge for coffee "nearly every day" and were excited by the prospect of entering the cafe again rather than buying a takeaway.
"We're excited for it. I hope they can ease the restrictions safely. I've downloaded the [COVIDSafe] app. I didn't have any problems downloading it," Mr Maher said.
Mrs Maher said she had also downloaded the app as there were people in her life who could be vulnerable to coronavirus.
"There's no reason why everyone can't download it," she said.
The COVIDSafe app tracks where a smartphone has been and keeps a record of close contact with other people who also have the app installed.
If an app user tests positive for COVID-19, health officials can download the tracing data and contact every person who could have been infected.
More than four million people had downloaded the app by Saturday but Mr Morrison warned "there needs to be millions more".
"When we move to reduce those restrictions ... we want to ensure we keep moving forward. We do not want to go into a start, stop or an even worse; reverse process into the future," Mr Morrison said.
"When we start opening up businesses again, that is going to require those businesses opening the doors, getting people back in, taking risks. And we don't want that to have to be reversed because of the virus getting a run on again."
Melba's Bakehouse and Eatery manager Aidan Adams agreed with Mr Morrison that lifting the restrictions needed to be sustainable.
"We don't want to have to go backwards. It would be bad for businesses if lifting restriction happened in a way where they had to bring them back later," Mr Adams said.
Uneke Lounge manager Jeni Cook said she had kept up a reasonable amount of trade by moving to take away service but she hoped restrictions would be lifted soon.
"Our customers miss being able to come in and sit down, they miss being able to have a chat and meet other people," Ms Cook said.
Committee 4 Wagga chief executive Alan Johnston said easing of restrictions "couldn't come soon enough".
"The retail, hospitality and service industries would be crying out for [easing restrictions] given we have got a very good track record with the number of [virus] cases and recoveries," Mr Johnston said.