IF THERE is anything the coronavirus pandemic has taught the community, it's that hand sanitiser is liquid gold when it comes to helping the spread of the disease.
When the pandemic first started to become more apparent in Australia, hand sanitiser began flying off the shelves.
Bottles upon bottles were being bought up by households, businesses and everyone in between.
Many businesses pivoted their operations to start producing hand sanitiser amid the full brunt of lockdown.
Leeton's Toorak Winery has made some of its own hand sanitiser and decided to donate some of that to schools in the shire.
"We've made it ourselves because we source grape spirit for fortifying wines," Toorak's Robert Bruno said.
"We extended our permit to be able to make hand sanitiser out of it, so we're doing a small amount just for local purposes."
Mr Bruno delivered a 15-litre drum of the sanitiser to Leeton High School last week, as well as others in the shire.
"It's amazing given we have been working with some of the little bottles," Leeton High principal Meagan Crelley said.
The drum also allows for the easy refilling of these smaller bottles to ensure none goes to waste.
Some schools across the state did struggle with accessing appropriate amounts of sanitiser at the peak of the crisis.
Mrs Crelley said the donation was appreciated and would go a long way at the school.
"We're obviously still all trying to maintain those hygiene practices that have been recommended, including washing your hands regularly with soap and water, using sanitiser, coughing into your elbow - all of those kinds of things," she said.
"It's not as hard as it was to access sanitiser, but it's still being very widely used here.
"Every classroom has its own dispenser, as well as all of our other rooms.
"It's very important to us. We can't thank Toorak enough."
Residents across the shire have also been reminded to continue with the appropriate hygiene measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, there remains no cases in Leeton shire.