COVID-19 Latest Updates

Thursday July 16, 2020

Great news! Open for business Take 2!

Merimbula RSL Club will reopen at 10am tomorrow (Friday July 17).

We have the majority of coronavirus test results back from staff and they have all been negative. While we wait for the results for the remaining staff there might be a few menu changes in the short-term but apart from that it will be back to business as usual, 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm.

It goes without saying that we will be operating under NSW Health COVID-19 guidelines which include extra measures that we have been following since we first re-opened in June.

Thanks again to all your messages of support this week. We are blessed to live in such an amazing community

If you have any questions about #OpenforbusinessTake2 please go to our Q&A page

Tuesday July 14, 2020

We will get through this, together

Right throughout the challenges of 2020, we have remained positive and optimistic because we live in a strong, resilient and amazing community and we have said many times – we will get through this, together.

The COVID-19 events of this week have raised anxiety levels for many people but one thing which is abundantly clear from all the messages of support we have received is that we will get through this. We all know and understand this virus is very real. We all know and understand what we need to do as owners and managers of venues to keep our staff and visitors safe.

The Merimbula RSL closed on Monday not out of panic, but out of necessity. Our COVID-19 plan has the steps laid out clearly for this situation. All our staff have been tested, we are doing a thorough deep clean, and we will soon reopen for business as usual.

We look forward to seeing our members and guests again and we thank you all for your support.

Warmest regards
Michael Mutsch

Merimbula RSL Club

Monday July 13, 2020


At 8.45am this morning (July 13) we were notified by NSW Health that someone who had tested positive to COVID-19 was in the Merimbula RSL Club on Monday July 6.

As part of our COVID-19 plan, we did not open the club today and we will remain closed until further notice. All staff are getting tested at the COVID-19 testing clinic that has set up in Merimbula.

Since we reopened on June 4 we have strictly followed NSW Health guidelines for the safety of our members and guests and we introduced an extra precaution of having every single person sign in and out of the club, and collected a contact phone number upon sign in. We have given the July 6 list of people and their numbers to NSW Health who will contact every person directly.

We are all in this together and we are doing everything we can in the best interests of our staff, members and guests.

Take care and stay safe.

Warmest regards
Michael Mutsch
Merimbula RSL