Finding where to buy a face mask is kind of like buying toilet paper during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, several Orange pharmacies, sewing and auto electric businesses are keeping masks in stock for customers.
Western Battery Company cleaning supplies manager Louise Bock said they are always stocked to provide to new and existing customers.
"We sell the disposable medical and KN95 masks and the clients we sell them to are in aged and disability care, mechanics and commercial cleaners," she said.
"It was difficult when the pandemic first hit because we were out of stock for a bit but we have suppliers from Victoria and places in Sydney to make sure we are covered.'
Mrs Bock said the prices of face masks has increased because there is a high demand for it due to COVID-19.
"Before the coronavirus, the price of face masks was quite cheap but it's now gone through the roof," she said.
McCarthy's Pharmacy pharmacist Annika Rookyard said they have a range of masks on offer.
"We have the blue surgical masks and also an Australian made merino wool reusable face mask," she said.
"In the last two weeks, we have sold approximately 2,000 masks to customers because people want to be safe."
Miss Rookyard said people to make sure they properly use and dispose the surgical masks.
"I've noticed that some people don't know how to properly wear the masks so I have printed out World Health Organisation posters on how to use them," she said.
"People should put on the mask with clean hands and not to touch the fabric and if the fabric gets wet to dispose it immediately by putting it in the bin and for extra precaution to wrap it in some plastic wrap.
"These masks are only to be used for a couple of hours, so when you go shopping or when travelling on public transport, not for the whole day."
For those who are looking for an alternative, reusable option, Thread the Needle with 4 Fat Ladies partner Jacky Grey said they have been inundated with orders.
"In the last three weeks, we have over 600 people order a reusable face mask," she said.
"However, we are experiencing an elastic shortage and we're on a two week waiting list for the next delivery."
"I have also noticed a lot of people are popping into the store to order the face masks, including people from out of town staying in Airbnb accommodation."
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