For many of us, social isolation means not going out to events and get togethers, but when your income relies on this sort of activity, the financial consequences can be dire.
One of the Hunter's best known drag queen performers Timberlina, also known off the stage as Timothy Jackson, has lost tens of thousands of dollars in income after her events have been cancelled as far away as September.
Along with an assortment of drag shows, charity fundraisers and other events, Timberlina was set to co-produce a tent at Maitland's Groovin the Moo in May.
Jackson only left his day job last month to commit to Timberlina full-time. Now he's looking for a casual job to get him through.
"I had so many gigs already lined up," he said. "I knew there was going to be lulls but not like this.
"It's scary. You don't know how long it's going to last.
"But there' not much you can do about it - you've just got to live with it. It was bound to happen all at once."
Jackson also runs an events and entertainment company called Timber Productions which manages other drag performers. He said he feared for his fellow performers who will also struggle through this tough time.
"Everyone just has no idea what they're going to do," he said. "I think they're just lost.
"The worst part is, I worry about people's mental health. The government hasn't offered any support for the arts through this."
Jackson also had to cancel a trip to the United States in May to attend DragCon, which has been cancelled. The convention was an opportunity for him to network and broaden his business internationally.
While he has managed to keep smaller bookings, he doesn't know how long that will last.
He hopes that when this is all over, people will come out to support local businesses and performers more than ever.
"That's what we're going to need," he said.
Jackson hopes to use the downtime to focus on producing events, including a self love workshop he hopes to create with a dance studio.
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