The decision by the government to close pubs and clubs across the country will impact a number of local businesses in the Macleay as they close for business.
Entertainment venues, casinos, cinemas, gyms, indoor sports venues and churches have also been ordered to close until further notice.
CEO of Kempsey Heights Bowling Club Kerr Black said the club will close until there are further instructions from authorities.
"We will be closing the premises altogether as recommended by health authorities and the government," he told the Argus.
"We will continue to listen to the authorities. This is a stage one closure which will be reviewed in a months time."
The Kempsey Macleay RSL Club updated their members through a Facebook post on Monday morning.
"It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club will be closed from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice," the post read.
The club also held a meeting today with staff to put into place a plan to ensure they are supported throughout the coming weeks.
The decision has also impacted cafes and restaurants, with only takeaway options now available. Seating areas in local cafes and restaurants have been cordoned off to the public until further notice.
Locals are being encouraged to support local businesses during this time, wherever they can.
Mr Black said the closure will impact a number of clubs and pubs in the Macleay, but that they plan to come back bigger and better than ever.
"We hope our members stay safe and healthy and we will be back better than ever when the authorities say it's safe to do so."
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