Help by shopping local

With the rapid spreading of COVID-19, the Voice put the call out to local businesses to indicate if they would be offering contactless pick-up or delivery over the next few weeks to months.

With social distancing already in place and those with symptoms of COVID-19 being asked to self-isolate, and a total lockdown not out of the question, the local community may rely on a delivery service to get by.

Shopping locally also helps keep our local economy ticking over, just at a time when they need it desperately.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and only represents the businesses who replied to the Voice’s social media posts.

There will be many more businesses that will offer this service, and our readers are encouraged to do their own extensive research.

By shopping locally, we can help our small businesses get through what is already a tough time. And it’s only going to get tougher.

With a statewide shutdown being enforced from tomorrow (24 March), it’s more important now than ever to order online as much as possible

Spending money locally also helps keep local people employed.

We all need to help each other.

– Justin Flynn, news editor Ocean Grove Voice

The following list is already, or will be, offering contactless pick-up or delivery over the next few weeks. Head online to find out more about each business or phone them to enquire about their services.

360Q (Queenscliff) 5257 4200

Barking Lot Dog Wash (Bellarine Peninsula) 0431-152 008

Barwon Heads Fish and Chips (Barwon Heads) 5254 2214

Barwon Heads Winestore (Barwon Heads) 5254 2741

Beastie Bites (Bellarine Peninsula) 0403-993 022

Bellarine Furniture & Bedding (Ocean Grove) 5255 2288

Blackmans Brewery & Burger Bar (Ocean Grove) 5256 3735

Bliss & Co (Ocean Grove) 5208 4173

Brewi Bites (Ocean Grove) 0419-131 029

Bookgrove (Ocean Grove) 5255 5973

Diaco’s Garden Nursery (Newcomb) 5248 0689

Driftwood Cafe (Ocean Grove) 5255 1832

Eco Laundry Room (Ocean Grove) 0400-495 649

Greg Sly Optometry (Ocean Grove) 5256 1295

Groove Cafe (Ocean Grove) 5256 3094

Hanoi Kitchen (Barwon Heads) 03 4202 0525

Ivary fresh pasta (Ocean Grove) 0401-133 461

Juice Syndicate Cold Press (Bellarine Peninsula)

Ket Baker (Leopold) 0450-110 242

Leafy Greens (Barwon Heads) indoor-plant delivery

Mangroves Bar and Grill (Barwon Heads) 5254 2468

Miss Cantina (Bellarine Peninsula) 0421-149 414

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene (Wallington) 5255 1255

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Napona (Ocean Grove) 5256 3153

NewsXpress 5256 1799

Ocean Grove Hardware & Gifts (Ocean Grove) 5255 1201

Ocean Grove Camera & Photo (Ocean Grove) 5255 3311

Ocean Grove Lotto (Ocean Grove) Lotto numbers and delivery, 5255 2948

Ocean Grove Pizza & Pasta (Ocean Grove) 5255 5555

Ocean Grove Supertoys (Ocean Grove) 5255 4754

Paradise Parlour Ice Cream (Ocean Grove)

Pets Corner Store (Moolap) 5248 7066

Pier Front Pizzeria (Portarlington) 5259 1579

Press Here (Ocean Grove)

Pinnacle Carpet Care (Geelong) 0429-046 957

Piping Hot Chicken & Burger Grill (Ocean Grove) 5255 1566

Save Our Sleep (Ocean Grove) 5255 3463

Stone and Grain (Ocean Grove) 5256 2228

Swan Bay Games (Queenscliff) 0411-483 926

Surfcoast Podiatry (Ocean Grove) 03 4242 4181

The Bookshop at Queenscliff (Queenscliff) 5258 4496

The Bungalow (Drysdale) 5216 3025

The Mex (Ocean Grove) 5255 1959

Torquay Camera & Photo (Torquay) 5261 9613

Wendy’s Milk Bar (Wallington) 0409-315 096 

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