While the NSW Government has given its blessing for pubs and clubs to reopen dine-in for up to 10 people from Friday, almost all of Bathurst's pubs and clubs won't be allowing sit-down meals any time soon.
On Wednesday afternoon, the NSW Government announced it would allow pubs and clubs to reopen its restaurants and cafes for up to 10 patrons from today, as long as they adhere to social distancing requirements.
The Bathurst RSL is one of the city's major clubs that won't be reopening.
It has been closed since March 23 and general manager Peter Sargent said, financially, it's not worth reopening for just 10 people.
"We get it's tokenistic and some might be able to do it, but our business is too big," Mr Sargent said.
"I think it's unlikely we will open [for dine-in] before July."
From Thursday, May 13, however, the RSL has introduced takeaway from Thursday to Sunday, with orders taken by calling the club on 6332 2910.
Both Jack Duggans and the Kings Hotel are not planning to reopen for dine-in at this stage, with both pubs citing the situation as "not viable".
They both remain shut for takeaway too.
Panthers Bathurst will not be opening either, with general manager John Fearnley saying it's not worth it considering "a club our size".
"It's great that we're starting to see businesses reopen across town," he said.
"Hopefully, if restrictions continue to ease, we'll be in a position to open up in a few weeks' time."
The Family Hotel also confirmed via its Facebook page that it would not be re-opening on Friday.
"The Family will not be reopening our venue," the post said.
"We are closely monitoring the situation with hopes for when stage two restrictions are lifted.
"We thank you for your continued support and patience and can't wait to throw open our doors to our loyal patrons."
The O'Connell Hotel also announced on its Facebook page that "it is not possible to open dine-in until further notice" and "once we are able to work out further logistics we will revisit the idea".
Mr Sargent said that if the RSL followed the social distancing requirements, it would allow the venue to hold 250 people, which he said is "still not that great".
"What we ultimately need is to have a light at the end of the tunnel. We need this sense of certainty about what trading will look like in August, September," he said.
"If we can't get back to capacity, it's going to have a significant impact.
"We get how important it is to be about this situation but we definitely need that light at the end of the tunnel because we need to plan.
"What we are asking for is reasonable and realistic restrictions without putting people in harms way and I absolutely think we can do that.
"We don't want to re-open too early, rather we'd want to open later with reasonable and realistic restrictions."
Mr Sargent said that on a busy night at the RSL, there could be anywhere between 500-600 people in attendance.
The club has even had to shut its door when its reached capacity - which is around 900 - with Anzac Day proving to be one of the most busiest days of the year.