Local clubs bouncing back

WITH even the Bingo players social distancing, Merrylands RSL has bounced back from Covid closure and is almost enjoying full capacity again.

“Most members have returned since their confidence is high with what we’re doing to keep everyone safe,” a spokesperson said.
“We have hand sanitisers in every area and temperature checks as you walk in plus everyone has to sign the register should the need arise for contact tracing.
“Covid marshalls are also patrolling and ensuring everyone is keeping the four-square-metre distancing.”
Ably to safely accommodate 850 people, the club has plenty of room for everyone, with restaurants Sage 2160 and Furphy’s Coffee Lounge in full operation but not the buffet and there is no entertainment yet.
However, the major promotion of a car giveaway has returned and will be drawn on July 23.
Meanwhile, Dooleys was excited to re-open the doors to its three venues and Health & Fitness Centre in early June.
While trade and visitation are down across all venues compared to pre-Covid, staff say it has been great to see members flood back to their local once again.
Some of the new standards now in place at all Dooleys venues include: Social distancing measures – all areas are monitored by Covid marshalls; temperature checks on entry; all members and guests are required to sign in and out of the club; strict cleaning which includes all regular touchpoints, bathrooms, dining and gaming areas; and reduced menu options.
“Club activities, entertainment and promotions are on hold, although we are looking forward to restarting activities in the near future,” a spokesperson said.