COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Throughout this time, we’ll be focussed on doing everything we can to support our clients and community, and to bring you safe events and catering deliveries. View our complete policy here

Wednesday 3 June

For live updates on what you can and cannot do: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules

Weddings

In addition to the couple, the people conducting or assisting in the conduct of the wedding, a photographer, videographer, and up to 20 guests (including adults and children) may attend a wedding.

People attending will be required to provide their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.

Wednesday 25 March

"Now, weddings can continue to be conducted where it is just the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses. That's no more than five people and the four square meeting rule has to be observed within the venue in which that is taking place. But, large gatherings for weddings, sadly, won't be possible under these new arrangements. And sadly, also, and I know this will be very difficult, funerals to no more than 10 persons observing the rules around the four square metre rule and the social-distancing practices. Particularly on these types of activities this is not an easy decision. Where we have already found, and Dr Murphy can speak to this, some of the events that have been some of the major transmitting events, it has been exactly these types of events, particularly weddings. And that is why, regretfully, we have to be able to put these arrangements in place. Now, these are the rules and arrangements that are applied when it comes to the strict enforcement of these arrangements and that will come in from midnight tomorrow night and states and territories will be moving tomorrow to put those arrangements in place." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Friday 20 March

Limits on organised gatherings Employers and event organisers need to be aware of the new restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings. These restrictions are to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended limits on organised gatherings. These include limiting non-essential:

  • indoor gatherings to fewer than 100 people
  • outdoor gatherings to fewer than 500 people

Four square metre rule for inside gatherings. This was flagged this yesterday, but indoor gatherings just got more strict:

Wednesday 18 March

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared a national human biosecurity emergency and announced a ban on all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

Friday 13 March

Upcoming bans on non-essential mass gatherings over 500 people that will be enacted from Monday 16th March.

“It is precautionary. It is getting ahead of this to ensure that we can minimise the impact on your health and [so] we can ensure with confidence the ability for people to be accessing the health services that they and their families will need.” - Prime Minister Scott Morrison

We’d usually advertise the Refectory as the perfect space for events with 180+ attendees, however given the current situation it’s the now an ideal venue for events with 75 attendees with space for social distancing (4-square-metre bubble per person). We’ll be ensuring all venues are set up with virtual capabilities so you can virtually include speakers and other attendees too.

Cullen & Sutherland Room’s

We’ve reduced the capacity for these rooms down to 42 attendees.

Chancellor’s Room

The antique table that once held 20 people will now comfortably sit up to 13 people.

We’ve opened our doors for exclusive Private Dining experiences in our more intimate rooms. Gather 10 of your nearest and dearest together to enjoy a special sharing menu, our Executive Chef Shaun has created just for this offer. View the offer here

We can come to you with a range of delivery catering options, including special delivery requests like no-contact experiences. Check out our current menu here

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