UPDATE: 6.15pm, Monday March 23 2020
We’ll get through this
We are part of a strong, resilient and robust community and have faced many challenging situations together. This year has been our most challenging to date and our focus is on the health and wellbeing of our staff, members and guests.
In consultation with ClubsNSW we have made the following changes which come into effect on Wednesday March 25
- Our bottle shop in Main Street will be open from 12 noon – 8pm daily
- We have a revised takeaway menu on our website and on display in the club
- You can order and collect takeaway in person, including takeaway cake from our Dining Room daily between 12 noon – 2pm & 5.30pm – 7.30pm
- We are not able to serve coffee, tea or other Coffee Shop drinks at this time
- We are unable to accept any cash – all transactions need to be via a card
We also ask that you follow the most current coronavirus (COVID-19) health advice and if you are unwell or have travelled overseas in the past 14 days we ask that you please don’t come into the club.
As this is an evolving and changing situation, please follow our Facebook page and check in regularly here on our website for updates
9am Monday 23 March 2020
Dear RSL Members and Guests,
Firstly we would like to commend everyone who has been coming to the club as the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has evolved, and respecting our hygiene and social distancing rules. We would also like to commend our staff for the way they have stepped up to manage through these difficult times.
As you would have seen on the news yesterday, the Federal Government has ordered non-essential services to close. As such, we will be closing the Merimbula RSL Club at 12 noon (midday) today. We apologise for the short notice and the inconvenience this has caused, but it is in everyone’s best interests to respect the information from leading health professionals to do everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus.
We are waiting on further direction from ClubNSW about what services the club will be able to provide. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates.
Wednesday 18 March 2020
Due to this morning’s announcement regarding the ban on indoor, non-essential gathering to 100 people, the Merimbula RSL Club has no choice but to cancel the Club’s member draws on Wednesday and Sunday as well as cancel the raffles on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The safety to Club staff, members and visitors are paramount, so we have also turned off a number of poker machines and reduced the seating capacity in the scenic lounge, main bar area and dining room.
As we are unable to maintain a ‘safe’ distance in the Courtesy Bus this service is also cancelled until further notice.
The Club is still waiting on advice from our main body ClubsNSW in regards to how this 100 person ban is defined, and further restrictions could to come into play with very little notice.
The Merimbula RSL apologies for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you updated as best we can on our Facebook page and website.