Pubs, clubs and restaurants have closed to in-house trading at noon today.
Pubs, clubs and restaurants have closed to in-house trading at noon today.

Testing times for Coffs Coast businesses

BUSINESSES on the Coffs Coast are reeling after news from the Federal Government that non-essential services will be shut down from noon today.

The non-essential activities and businesses have been temporarily shut down across the Coffs Coast including:

• Pubs, registered clubs
• Gyms, indoor sporting venues
• Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
• Restaurants and cafes are restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
• Religious gatherings, places of worship (excluding small weddings and funerals that comply with the 4m2 rule, which can proceed).

"If we listen to health advice and remain courteous and calm, we will overcome this and life will return to normal," Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said. 

Here are some of the heartbreaking reactions informing loyal customers and clientele that they will be closing their doors or operating alternative services.

C.ex club restaurant Papaveros, Chef Don Dig. 26 SEPT 2019
Papaveros Cafe at C.ex Coffs. Trevor Veale

C.ex Group 

Dear Members & Guests,

We regret to advise that all C.ex Group venues are temporarily closed in accordance with the Federal and State Government ruling around licensed venues to combat the transmission of COVID-19.

Takeaway items will remain available from Papaveros Café (tap and go only), however the Club will not be open for normal trade.

The C.ex Group Board, Management and Staff thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to our venues again in future.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for further updates.

 

Pier Hotel 

Hi valued patrons,

It's a very sad day but due to the unfolding situation with COVID-19 and in accordance with the Government guidelines, The Pier Hotel is now closed until further notice.

All the best out there. Look after each other and we'll update you as soon as we have news regarding re-opening.

The Pier Hotel Management

 

The Coffs Hotel 

All pubs, clubs, cafes and any other social gathering venues will be closed as of midday tomorrow BUT our bottle shop will stay open with a few surprises.

NOTE: some of these places can still serve takeaway food, coffee and alcohol

Stay safe x

 

Hoey Moey 

It is with a heavy heart we confirm that the Hoey Moey Bar and Bistro are now closed.

We can continue to service you through our Bottle Shop, but at this stage the Bar and Bistro facilities are unable to open.

Please make sure you look after each other during this time - we cant wait for all this to pass and get back to doing what we do best.

 

Sawtell RSL Club 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Sawtell RSL will not be opening for business. We are a strong club, thanks to our incredible members and exceptional staff. The Board and Management are ready to lead us through this difficult time. We thank you all for your support and hope we see you all safe and well soon!

 

Park Beach Bowls Club 

Dear Members & Guests,

We regret to advise that Park Beach Bowls Club is temporarily closed in accordance with the Federal and State Government ruling around licensed venues to combat the transmission of COVID-19.
Park Beach Bowls Club thanks the community for all their support. We look forward to seeing everyone when it is safe to do so.

 

Coffs Coast Health Club 

Hi there everyone, this is just a short note to say that we are still seeking clarification from the Australian Government & Fitness Australia around what the Prime Ministers decision tonight means for us. We are unsure if we need to close at midday tomorrow or can still remain open for small group training, personal training & weight loss coaching. Either way we will make your memberships & training work for you outdoors, online & in other locations. Our personal trainers are compiling workout videos for you as we speak!

We employ over 50 local people, that provide for over 50 local families & I'm sure that you can do the multiplier effect of what comes with a lack of income for those families & the coffs coast community at large.

Thank you to all of the wonderful members that have offered to keep paying their membership & friends who have offered to donate money to us for the next month if we do close. Rest assured that Carla & I have been working around the clock for the last 10 days now to help provide for our team & members, you are our second family & we cannot live without you.

 

Moonee Beach Tavern 

This is not a drill ... our bottle shop is likely to close in 48 hours! 🚨

With the latest announcement re NSW going into lockdown, you won't be able to buy beer, wines, or spirits during the lockdown period.

We have already had a big rush of people stocking up. We ask that the community please be kind and patient with each other and our team.

A solution to help you avoid the crowds is our Bottlemart delivery service.

We can deliver drinks like beer, wines and spirits delivered to your door in 1 hour for FREE.

 

Seaview Tavern 

It is with a heavy heart we confirm that The Seaview Tavern Bar and Bistro are now closed.

We can continue to service you through our Bottle Shop, but at this stage the Bar and Bistro facilities are unable to open.

To order home delivered beer, wine or spirits delivered to you within an hour, go to www.shop.bottlemart.com.au.

 

Coffs Harbour Golf Club 

Dear Members and Guests,

Please note the Clubhouse will be closed for trade from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice with latest Covid19 efforts to reduce spread of infections across NSW.

We are awaiting confirmation in regards to golf course services and takeaway options and will post notice once known.

Staff and Board will be considering service options (delivery, take-away etc.) and further notices concerning Club services will follow this afternoon.

 

Surf Club Restaurant and Bar 

It's with a lot of sadness we announce that our restaurant is closed as of now.
The government has given us until midday, however we will be using this time to clean up and close.
We will make a decision whether we will offer a takeaway service.
Our priority is to conserve our resources so we can reopen, which by the sounds of the PM's speech won't be for at least six months.

Thank you to all our loyal and lovely customers, our hardworking and wonderful staff, our hosts the Surf Life Saving Club, our suppliers, our guests and to all of you who has supported us over the last 11 and a half years.

Kindest regards
Matt Donovan
Nicole Donovan
And our respective families

 

Marquee Fitness 

Good morning everyone ,

We have just sent an email to our billing company PaySmart asking that all membership payments to be suspended/frozen until further notice.

Following the announcement from our Prime Minister last night, we have to close our doors today at midday.

We hope to see everyone back in the gym when all this subsides.

We will do our best to respond to all messages.

Thank you for your support.

 

Majestic Cinemas 

Majestic Cinemas notice to moviegoers.
Majestic Cinemas notice to moviegoers.

BCC Cinemas 

BCC Cinemas notice to moviegoers.
BCC Cinemas notice to moviegoers.

Coffs Harbour Golf Club

Coffs Harbour Golf Club's Clubhouse is temporarily closed however the golf course is still open. This means we are still open for social play and member's competitions
.
These changes are in accordance with the Federal and State Government ruling around licensed venues to combat the transmission of COVID-19.

Takeaway items will remain available however the Clubhouse will not be open for normal trade.

The advice we have received is the golf course can still be open and members and guests can play golf. However we have a set of restrictions that must be strictly followed otherwise we face a complete shutdown. We ask for members' cooperation in this especially in maintaining social distancing, 1.5m apart.