IT'S an imposition, but not a massive one.
That's what Gorgeousness owner Bron Aberley says of the COVID restrictions in regional NSW, which have been extended, along with Sydney's lockdown, until at least July 30.
But she says she is keeping the situation in perspective.
"I'd hate to be a café; it'd be really hard," she said.
"Really, it's an imposition, but it's not a massive imposition.
"It's a pain that you have to wear the masks and sign in and sign out, but it's keeping us safe, so it's no biggie really, is it?"
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Compulsory masks in all indoor non-residential settings, signing in and out of businesses using the QR code or digital sign-in sheet is compulsory and a one-person-per-four-square-metre rule are some of the regulations local businesses are having to abide by.
Still, most people are more than happy to follow these regulations and things could be much worse for Bathurst, according to Ms Aberley.
"We haven't had to close down at all," she said.
"I have to control my numbers: we have a sale on at the moment, so on weekends especially you have to be very careful with the numbers that come in, so we're patrolling our door a lot.
"Most people are really understanding and wait outside or they'll go into the home shop, it's a much bigger store, and wait and then come back and see me.
"Really, everyone's pretty obliging. I would say 99 per cent of people are great."
Ms Aberley said she is just grateful that her boutique is still operating when so many in other places are not.
"Those poor businesses, we can't complain at all," she said.
"Every sale that comes over the counter is like 'woohoo!'. Imagine actually being closed down for six or eight weeks or months; it'd be a nightmare."
Bathurst Business Chamber president Catherine Fitzsimons said a lot of local businesses took a hard hit during the school holidays as numerous events were cancelled.
She said having to reduce the number of customers to abide by the four-square-metre rule is really affecting the hospitality industry, but Bathurst could be in a much worse situation.
"At least our businesses are still open, we can still go to the shops, but it's not easy on anybody; everybody's doing the best they can," Ms Fitzsimons said.
"Everybody accepts that it's what we've got to do and we're so much better off than so many other places.
"We're all just praying that no one from Sydney brings it here."
Restrictions requiring masks for regional NSW began on June 26.