How you can help

Cafe Go is open for take-away orders and is one of the many local businesses you can support during tough times. (Supplied)

There are many ways that you can support your favourite businesses from home.

Consider booking ahead for services wherever you can – hair appointments, dental, tax, financial advice, beauty treatments or even flower deliveries you might need for later in the year – it helps businesses to know that they have ongoing bookings.

You can also consider what special occasions are coming up.

Birthdays, Easter, anniversaries and other celebrations are a great opportunity to buy gift vouchers to be used once restrictions ease, or you can book your family celebrations in for special events later in the year.

You can also help by leaving an online review of your favourite businesses.

Each review a customer posts is a form of advertising for that business and helps get the message about their products and services out to a wider audience.

We know that people look and trust what their friends and family recommend, so give a shout out to the businesses you love and want to help during these challenging times.

Be sure to check the social media accounts of your favourite businesses to keep up with what they’re doing – things have been changing fast.

It also helps businesses when you like, follow and share their posts on social media.

A little support goes a long way.

Download the Love Central Geelong App or visit the online business directory at find to find Central Geelong businesses that are doing things differently.

Find the product or service you are looking for and support local businesses and local jobs.

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