Five Northern Beaches Businesses Get Creative Under COVID-19

Like many, we have been blown away by the resilience and creativity of individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a post celebrating five Northern Beaches businesses that have faced current challenges head-on, changed their game and swiftly adjusted to meet the needs of the market.

Manly Spirits Co.

Vanessa Wilton, co-owner of Manly Spirits Co., struggled to find hand sanitiser in her local shops. When she eventually found a bottle retailing for $45, she knew she had to do something. So, she and the talented team at Manly Spirits Co. set about producing their own. Being a gin and whisky distillery, they already had a stock of high-grade alcohol to hand. And they’ve added gin botanicals to give their product a distinctive scent!

The hand sanitiser is made to WHO standards and is available in three sizes: 100 ml, 5 litres (for businesses and medical providers) and 20 litres for large commercial organisations.

Clean your hands and refresh your spirits here

Fitness Boxx, Warriewood

Warriewood-based Fitness Boxx may have closed their main facility due to coronavirus restrictions, but they are very much open for business online! The boutique fitness coaching company is currently offering people a chance to register for free access to basic virtual workouts and daily videos on everything from exercise tips to info on nutrition and mindset.

‘Don’t press pause on your health and fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic’ states a special page on their website.

Press play here

Truck Bar, Brookvale

Like many local restaurants and cafés, Truck Bar in Brookvale is now offering a pickup and free delivery service. The menu is simple but delicious with customers able to order burgers and beer from the 4 Pines hand crafted range. And what’s more, if the beer isn’t delivered cold due to demand, then the next pack is on them!

Food and drink for your next night in here

Wiseberry, Mona Vale

With open homes being a big no-no for the time being, how do you buy, sell or rent a home? Real estate agents Wiseberry have turned to technology to show people the properties on their books. Live viewings, videos and virtual tours are available to prospective buyers and renters. One-on-one inspections are offered too, but with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

View the house of your dreams here

Bookoccino, Avalon

Popular Avalon bookstore Bookoccino is open for books and takeaway coffee but is actively promoting its online business with a range of titles available. Drive-by pick-ups are encouraged, and free doorstep deliveries are offered between Narrabeen and Palm Beach.

Leaf through Bookoccino’s online bookstore here and read their weekly newsletter The Isolation News here

Do you know of another Northern Beaches business that has changed the way it operates or the products it offers during the COVID-19 outbreak? If yes, we’d love ato hear from you.