Open For Business Q&A

Q What hygiene and sanitisation measures do you have in place?

A We are strictly adhering to NSW Health COVID-19 guidelines and are following the advice of ClubsNSW, of which we are a member club. Our staff are cleaning and sanitising club surfaces regularly and we ask the following from our members and guests:

·          Please sanitise your hands when you enter the club using our sanitisation stations.

What time is the club open?

  • Sunday–Thursday: 10am–10.30pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 10.00am-11pm

 Q What sections of the club are open to members and guests?

A Most areas of the club are open including the Coral Sea Restaurant, gaming room, Scenic Lounge, outdoor area and Sports Bar. The Bottle Shop is also open.

Q What hours is the Coral Sea restaurant be open and what dinner sittings are you doing?

A From 12 noon to 2pm for lunch, and from 6pm-8.30pm for dinner. Our dinner sittings are:

  • 6pm and 7.15pm

Q Do we need to make a booking for lunch or dinner?

A You do not need to make a booking for lunch. Bookings are essential for dinner, phone 6495 1502. Although we love hearing from our members and guests on social media, we are unable to take dinner bookings via social media messages.

  • Only one person will be able to go to the dining room register to place the order for your table. No split bills.
  • We have floor stickers and signage throughout the club at the bar and dining room register to help you maintain physical distances where appropriate. Staff will also help you.

See our Coral Sea Restaurant menus on our website

 Q Will we be able to order and collect takeaway?

Yes, takeaway is available for lunch and dinner and you can either order in person while you’re in the club or in the evenings between 5.45pm-8pm you can also phone your orders through on 6497 4026. See our takeaway menu on our website.

Q How many people are allowed in the club at one time?

A We have a limit of 450 people in the club at one time and people must remain seated while in the club.

Q Can we enter the RSL Club via both entrances (ie Alice Street carpark entrance and Main Street entrance)?

A Yes! The underground carpark is also open.

Q Can I use my Members Card bonus points or gift vouchers in the club?

A Yes, we are accepting Members Card bonus points and gift vouchers.

Q Will the courtesy bus be running?

 No, we are unable to run the courtesy bus at this time under the current restrictions.

Q Will child minding be available?

A No, we are unable to offer child minding under the current restrictions.

Q When will you start have bingo, poker nights and Members Draws?

 A Friday Night Raffles are on! Tickets are on sale at 5pm and the first draw is at 6pm. Prizes include meat trays, Woolworths vouchers and club vouchers. There is also a second-chance draw. Thursday Bingo with Marine Rescue is also on! The Club opens at 10am for Bingo, eyes down at 10.30.  We are unsure when restrictions will enable us to start other regular activities such as members draw and poker nights. We are also unsure of when our facilities can be available again for groups such as the Merimbula Social Dance Group, but will keep you posted.

Q How will you monitor the number of people in the club?

A Everyone must sign in and sign out. This way we know exactly how many people are in the club at any one time. It is also a way of being able to keep a record of who has visited the club in the event that someone tests positive to coronavirus, so we are able to notify everyone who has potentially come into contact.

Q What if I go to the club and it is already at capacity?

A You will not be allowed to enter. We do not want to be turning people away so we encourage you to call ahead on 6495 1502 to check on the number of people in the club. That way you will not be disappointed when you can’t come in.

Q Can we gather in standing groups?

A Groups can meet in the club and are not required to maintain physical distancing rules within that group if they don’t want to. Groups will still need to be seated. People can go to the bar to buy drinks but then you need to take them back to your table to drink.

Q Will all your poker machines be on in the gaming room?

A Yes, all our poker machines are on.

We will update this page when there are changes so please check in regularly.