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30 December 2015

Statement of Regulatory Intent in regard to clubs and COVID-19 coronavirus

Updated 30 December 2020

Liquor & Gaming NSW - Registered Clubs Act 1976 - Regulatory approach in the context of COVID-19

This statement sets out the enforcement approach that Liquor & Gaming NSW will take to compliance with certain specific requirements under the Registered Clubs Act 1976 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liquor & Gaming NSW will not take enforcement action in respect of the requirements to keep a register in subsections 30(2)(i), (j), (k), (l), (m) and (n) of the Registered Clubs Act 1976 provided a club electronically registers contact details of every person entering the club premises with Service NSW as required by Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 [NSW].

Despite the above, registered clubs are still required check whether persons entering the club are full, honorary or temporary members of the club or are guests of members within these subsections.

Registered clubs are also still bound by their obligations under the Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming Machines Act 2001, including in relation to preventing entry to and removing patrons who have self-excluded or received a banning order (sections 76 and 78 of the Liquor Act 2007 and section 49 of the Gaming Machines Act 2001).

This statement of regulatory intent will remain in force for so long as the Public Health Order referred to above remains in force.