Gunnedah's business owners have been dealt another blow by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the closure of all non-essential businesses.
Pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants now all have to close or turn to takeaway or delivery options under the new federal government rules.
Railway Hotel co-owner and Courthouse Hotel manager Josh Launders is unhappy it has come to this stage, saying it was because people "didn't listen" to initial advice.
"I was up until 6am moving tables making sure people wouldn't sit next to each other [for 1.5m distancing] but people don't listen," Mr Launders said.
"People will die and it will be a tough time but ... don't try and work around it, do what you're told."
On Monday afternoon, Mr Launders was unsure of the future of the hotels, and said he would be working out whether takeaway would be "feasible". The drive-thru bottle shop at the Railway Hotel is still open.
"We have some maths and numbers to crunch," he said.
"It's tough but we'll be working in the background and we'll come back bigger than ever.
"Both our businesses will do whatever it takes to reopen the doors and provide a safe environment at the end of it."
Gyms, indoor sporting venues, cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, night clubs, religious gatherings, and places of worship are also temporarily shut down under the new rules.
Gunnedah Health and Fitness Co's Maryanne Perkins said many of its usual activities were no longer running, so she was busy sorting out new online classes.
These will be run through a YouTube channel.
"People can subscribe to online packages, which are already proving popular. Old clients that have left town said they are so excited because they can train with us again," Ms Perkins said.
"There's three per week with videos accompanying the program showing what to do. There'll be a group chat set up for particular things involved, too."
Ms Perkins urged Gunnedah residents to "abide by the rules", but to keep their mental health in check.
"It's important people stay in contact at the moment because mental health is going to be a huge issue with all this," she said.
"Keep moving in some capacity because the side effects are disastrous."
A list of the changes to some of Gunnedah's businesses are as follows:
The following businesses will be offering takeaway and/or delivery.
- The Verdict: takeaway
- Jack and Jill's Cafe: takeaway
- Bitter Suite Cafe and Wine Bar: car park delivery
- Gunnedah Hotel: car park delivery
- Courthouse Hotel: car park delivery
- View Street Takeaway: takeaway
- Gunnedah Noodle Time: takeaway
- Thub Thim Thai: takeaway
- Zed's Cafe: takeaway
- Subway Gunnedah: takeaway
- Eats on Main: takeaway
- Chatterchinos: limited takeaway
- Kez's Cafe: takeaway
- Gunnedah Meals on Wheels: takeaway for locals on My Aged Care
- Bluebird Cafe Boggabri: takeaway
- The Chip Inn: takeaway
- The Coffee BUZZ Truck: takeaway
- McDonalds, KFC: takeaway
- Imperial Hotel
- Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club
- Gunnedah PCYC