Clubs excited to throw open doors

THERE might not be much entertainment yet, but clubs are back in full swing to the relief of staff, members and guests.

At Bankstown RSL, there is no entertainment or Star Buffet but all of its other eateries are operating much to the delight of diners.
“We have hand sanitiser stations and Covid marshalls patrolling to ensure social distancing and we also have thermal scanning upon entry; anyone whose temperature is 37.3 degrees or over is not permitted,” a spokesperson said.
At Club Mount Lewis, staff are working overtime to ensure all safety protocols are met.
“We will probably reach full capacity on Friday night, with our raffles back on Wednesdays and Fridays now and our bistro, Mamma Maria’s Kitchen, has been quite busy,” a spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Bankstown Sports and associated venues have all been declared Covidsafe venues, and while it’s a status they are happy to claim – it’s the efforts every manager and staff member that will ensure that the safety benchmark is maintained.
Restaurants are operating on limited seatings with reservations recommended, and live duos entertain seated guests in the Rainforest Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights.
“The one person per four square metre space is a priority,” CEO Mark Condi said.
“It was very sad when our teams were stood down and as we have slowly been able to get our staff back to work, it’s been incredible to see the difference this makes to every individual.”
Bingo is returning from July 21, and Cash Housie is back from July 23.
Covid marshalls, hand sanitation stations and floor stickers assist patrons in protecting themselves and others.
Also ramping up safety, Campsie RSL has thrown open its doors but has limited capacity.
“We have hand sanitiser stations, lots of signage and face masks if you prefer; we’re just so grateful to JobKeeper for keeping us going,” a spokesperson said.
Following an outbreak of the virus at several licensed premises in Sydney earlier this week, group bookings at pubs have now been reduced from 20 people back to 10 and large venues will not be allowed to have more than 300 patrons.