A TAMWORTH childcare worker has become the latest star in a social media craze that is sweeping the nation.
Cooped up Australians across the country have been donning their fanciest dress to make the trip to their curbs on bin night as part of the Facebook group Bin Isolation Outing.
Jane McConnell was the latest Tamworth local to amuse the page's more than 879,000 followers by taking her bins to the curb dressed as a zombie.
"I'm still working, but I had about five days off over Easter and was bored out of my brain, so I thought I'd give it a go," Ms McConnell told the Leader.
"I had a few different ideas, so I rang my sister to get her thoughts on which was the best and the zombie seemed like the way to go."
The group, which was started by former NSW Central West woman Danielle Askew at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has now gone global with a list of more than 20,000 videos waiting to go up on the page.
"I just wanted to do something to make people smile," Ms McConnell said.
"It's not something I ever would have done, to be honest.
"But I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and I went to hell and back during treatment.
"I came out the other side of it with a brand new perspective on life and just try to have fun like this when I can."
Dressing up to take the bins out is not Ms McConnell's only contribution of entertainment during the pandemic.
The Poppins Playhouse and Bush School team member has also launched her own story time Facebook page to help keep kids entertained while social distancing.
"It's called Story Time with Miss Jane and all we do is read a different book each day," she said.
"It's a public Facebook group and I think it gives parents a perfect chance to let their kids engage for a few minutes, while the adults are working from home.
"Working from home with kids is tough, so if they can get a bit of a break through something like this then that's great."