SIGNS of some sort of normality will be seen at Leeton shire's pubs and clubs from Monday.
The state government is again easing restrictions when it comes to the number of patrons allowed in these venues at the one time.
From Monday, 50 people will be allowed at these venues, but they must maintain social distancing practices.
These measures will mean it won't exactly be the pubs and clubs we remember.
Patrons will also not be allowed to mingle at the bar or bistro areas and must remain seated at a table.
Leeton shire's venues have been working through what these restrictions will mean for them.
Who is re-opening and when?
- Hotel Leeton from Monday. The hotel's restaurant won't be open until later in the week until kitchen renovation work is completed.
- Yanco Hotel from Monday. All of the appropriate restrictions will be implemented and enforced.
- Yanco All-Servicemen's Club. A decision is yet to be made on a firm opening date, but the doors will likely open from Wedneday. The club's restaurant continues to be available for limited eat-in meals, as well as takeaways and deliveries.
- Leeton & District Bowling Club will re-open from Monday. Hours may be reduced depending on crowd numbers. The club's restaurant will be available, and has been open for takeaways throughout the pandemic.
- Wade Hotel. From Monday the Wade's doors will re-open again, but the bistro remains closed for now while construction work continues.
- Leeton Soldiers Club. Open from Monday. Operating hours remain unchanged, bookings are preferred, especially for large groups. Lunch, dinner and all-day snack menu available. Sign in procedures will be in place. Specific spaces will be marked out for patrons.
These pubs and clubs have been among those most heavily impacted by the restrictions both in terms of their bottom line and the staff they employ.
All are now having to adhere to the strict guidelines outlined by the government and have asked the community to be patient with them as staff become used to the "new norm" as they work towards providing the best possible service in unprecedented conditions.
Many have tried their hand at new ways of engaging the community during the pandemic, including online raffles at the Yanco All-Servicemen's Club, a delivery service for meals and working to better their spaces to once they are open, it will be a new experience for patrons and diners.
The Leeton Soldiers Club and Leeton & District Bowling Club are also two facilities that offer sport as part of their services.
Social bowls will be allowed at the L&D CC, but competitions won't go ahead just yet.
At the Soldiers Club, there will be some key features that won't re-commence from June 1, including bowls, squash, bingo, raffles, poker and kids entertainment.
Residents looking to stay up-to-date with where their favourite club or pub is up to from Monday should visit their relevant social media pages for more information.