Windsor RSL and Richmond Club are welcoming back patrons as government restrictions ease

THE Hawkesbury's two major clubs are now welcoming patrons back to their facilities, following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Windsor RSL General Manager, Tony Jeffcott, said people could rest assured the club had adapted its facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome back: Richmond Club is back open for business, said Group Chief Executive Officer Kimberley Talbot, pictured outside the club on Francis Street, Richmond. Picture: Geoff Jones

Welcome back: Richmond Club is back open for business, said Group Chief Executive Officer Kimberley Talbot, pictured outside the club on Francis Street, Richmond. Picture: Geoff Jones

"In line with all professionally operated hospitality venues, we have implemented additional cleaning procedures, numerous sanitiser stations and mandatory social distancing measures to help keep our patrons safe... otherwise it's business as usual!" Mr Jeffcott told the Gazette.

He said locals visiting the RSL could expect "the same great Windsor RSL service and experience they always get".

"Easy Lane, Bistro 36, our Bars, and our Café are all open, we have Bingo and Cash Housie on as normal, Raffles are on as normal, plus our staff are delighted to be back at work and welcoming everyone back to the Windsor RSL!" Mr Jeffcott said.

Currently, everyone who attends Windsor RSL is being asked to join as a member, helping to ensure workers obtain the required COVID-19 information from everyone who enters the club.

Mr Jeffcott said a five-year membership would cost $15, and would include $10 of rewards points to use straight away.

"Members to the Club receive discounts on food and beverage purchases, entry into a myriad of major promotions... plus they receive more rewards points every time they make a purchase - it's the deal of the century!" he said.

"Windsor RSL doors are open from 10am - 4am everyday... and its business as usual, come down and enjoy the great Windsor RSL hospitality!"

Business as usual: Windsor RSL, located at 36 Argyle Street, South Windsor, is now open every day from 10am until 4pm. Picture: Geoff Jones

Business as usual: Windsor RSL, located at 36 Argyle Street, South Windsor, is now open every day from 10am until 4pm. Picture: Geoff Jones

A media release from Richmond Club said staff, management and directors were "excited" to welcome back their patrons to the Francis Street venue "with the easing of government restrictions" which came into effect on June 1.

The club said its first members came through the doors right at 11am opening time on the day it reopened, "eagerly taking part in our quick, new entry procedures".

"They've embraced the new routine of temperature checks by door marshals, hand sanitisation and divided entry/exit door flow as part of the States Government required entry procedures for contact-tracing for clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic," the media release stated.

CEO Kimberley Talbot said Richmond Club had ensured all the conditions set out in the reopening business plan were being adhered to for both staff and members' health and wellbeing.

"We are pleased we have been able to open safely with most services available," Ms Talbot said.

"We've taken every step we can very seriously, to ensure we implemented the detailed operating plan.

"We're here, we're open and we're ready to serve you."

The club has regulatory social distancing, strict cleaning schedules, sanitiser stations, temperature checks and all staff have been trained in COVID-19 infection control procedures.

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