The number of restaurants and cafes at Dubbo registered as a COVID-Safe business has risen more than 10-fold amid the measure being made mandatory.
NSW Department of Customer Service figures showed 58 restaurants and cafes had registered in the 2830 postcode by Monday.
Four days earlier it had become mandatory for businesses in the sector to follow through with the measure, with the government tightening up COVID-19 restrictions in a bid to contain outbreaks.
It had already moved to make COVID-Safe registration mandatory for hotels and pubs across the state on July 17.
Earlier in the month the government had urged the state's businesses to step up to the plate.
At the time it was revealed more than 117,500 COVID safety plans had been downloaded in less than a month, but a mere 10,500 businesses - less than 10 per cent - had followed up with the necessary registration.
At Dubbo, the figure was 39 registrations, and just four from the restaurants and cafes sector, but by Monday there'd been a turnaround.
Registrations totalled 217 for the 2830 postcode, the department's figures showed.
Restaurants and cafes led the list of top five registrations for Dubbo, followed by "other industry" with 17, hotels and accommodation with 14, transport and freight with 13 and beauty, nail, waxing, tanning and hairdressing salons with 12.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on July 17 the tightening was to reduce the risk of uncontrollable break-outs and ensure NSW stayed open for business.
"Unfortunately we must live with COVID-19 and the way it has changed our lives," Ms Berejiklian said.
"These rules will give businesses and the community a degree of certainty into the foreseeable future, and help NSW avoid uncontrolled virus spread."
NSW recorded 14 new cases in past 24 hours, it was confirmed on Tuesday morning.