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Covid FAQ

Can I make a booking at the moment?


Absolutley! In fact - please do, your support is much appreciated! All bookings need to be made online, we are not able to accept bookings by phone or email at the moment. Please note bookings are limited due to reduced seating/capacity - so please get in early. When you make your booking, the system will indicate whether a group of your size can be accommodated at that particular time. These are a few things to consider when booking at the moment: - Booking times will be limited to 2 hours. -Guests will be required to be seated while eating and drinking at all times. -Guests will be required to wear masks inside unless eating or drinking. -No Share or party menus available, simply order as needed or open a tab for your guests on the day or open a tab. -Initially, we will be reopening subject to 1 person per 4sqm and 2sqm outside. -For now, you will need to confirm that your party is vaccinated – before being able to proceed with the booking. If you are unable to enter a booking at a specific time/date, it is because it is either fully booked or unavailable. Please try an alternative time/date/guest number, etc.




What extra precautions are you taking to ensure The Backyard is a safe place to visit?


The safety and wellbeing of our customers, team and community is our top priority. While we continue to serve you, we’re taking extra precautions to ensure The Backyard at Briars Sports is clean and hygienic including more frequent cleaning and encouraging healthy physical distancing and good hygiene. > Our Covid-Marshall is on patrol! Look for the team member in the bright green vest. Please be respectful and follow any requests for your safety and that of others. > There is more frequent cleaning with a focus on high traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces and bathrooms > We would strongly prefer payment via PayPass/contactless and cashless methods > Hand santiser units are at our main entrances, dining areas, on tables and near bathrooms > The Backyard will keep any unwell team member at home even if slightly unwell. We would like to assure you that we are staying up-to-date with the latest government advice and are working hard to adapt to better serve our customers and community. We are extremely fortunate with our wonderful, spacious restaurant with plenty of outdoor space, which is the perfect location for physical distance dining.




What can I do during my visit for the saftey of my family, friends and community?


Whilst in the venue, we would appreciate it if you could observe the Covid-Safe rules in place. Please ensure you sign-in on entry, use the sanitising stations and hand sanitisers on each table, wash your hands regularly including after touching common surfaces and after coughing or sneezing. Please do not come along if you have flu like symptoms. Contactless payment is preferred at this time. Please limit movement around the venue, please remain seated while eating or drinking.




Do masks need to be worn during my visit?


When you are inside, a mask should be worn unless eating or drinking. It is not necesscary to wear a mask when outside. Children under 12 do not need to wear a mask.




What are the current trading hours?


We expect to reopen on the 11th of October 2021. Our trading hours are 12 noon to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday; and 11am to 9pm pm on weekends.




Can I book a function, birthday, christening, xmas party, etc?


You are most welcome to book and celebrate your special occasion. All bookings must be made online, we do not accept bookings by phone or email. Please note the number of guests we are able to accept a booking for will depend on capacity in relation to the 4 square metre rule and the venue capacity at that time. Share Platters/Party Menus are not available. Simply book your tables and order from our delicious menu on the day. The best option is to simply open a food tab or a drinks tab for your guests so they can order as they please. Please note as a restaurant, we expect that all guests dine (3 years and over). BYO cake is welcome, along with decorations. You may arrive 15 minutes ahead of your booking time to decorate your tables if you wish (please not earlier). Cancellation fees do not apply if we need to cancel due to a government directive, illness or for any other sensible reason. Booking terms & conditions apply.




When will The Backyard reopen?


Based on goverment advice, we are looking forward to reopening on Monday the 11th of October 2021




Do I need to be vaccinated to enter?


We have been advised that only fully vaccinated patrons will be legally permitted on our premises at this stage, as mandated by the NSW Government.
While there may be varying views, this is to be expected - afterall that’s the nature of community life. And it’s also what unites us, in that we are all part of a collective experience. So while we may not see all of you right away - we hope to soon!