BEAUDESERT Chamber of Commerce president David Kassulke has called for unity as businesses across the Scenic Rim have been forced to close their doors to customers or scale back services.
Mr Kassulke said health should come first and he was confident that local businesses would support each other.
"This situation is unusual but it's nothing we can't conquer," he said.
Mr Kassulke said the new social isolation measures had not been popular but it was important to stay positive.
"Some businesses in the Scenic Rim, especially food generating businesses like poultry and meat suppliers, are going great at the moment with products flying off the shelves and workers doing overtime," he said.
"They say when the chips are down you find out who your real friends are, so we are asking people to step up now to support local business."