Block Off Unavailable Time in Acuity

In this guide:

Blocking time from your Appointment Calendar

1. Click the "Block" button from your appointment calendar page.


2. Select the time frame and date to block, and on which calendar(s).


Alternatively, drag and drop to block off time from your appointment calendar page.


Note: Blocks in Acuity will not sync over to Google Calendar, iCloud calendar, Outlook, Exchange, or any other outside calendars. 

Set a recurring block

You can block time on a recurring basis, i.e. every Tuesday from 12pm-1pm. 


Need to block multiple days off in a row?  Click the "Multiple Days" box then select which days.


Changing Availability on Specific Days 

Go to Availability and scroll down to the Override Hours for Specific Days section. Click on the day you want to be closed, then delete the hours from that day.

  • The day will show as Closed on the calendar, and no appointments can be booked by the client from the Client's Scheduling Page.
    • You can book from the admin side to override your blocked time settings. 
    • If you want to go back to you regular hours, click on the day marked Closed and click Switch back to regular hours...


Remove blocked time

To remove and delete blocked time that you have created inside Acuity, click on the blocked off time on your calendar, click Delete, then confirm by clicking OK.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What happens to appointments if I block off time?

If you add blocked time, clients will not be able to schedule with you during that blocked time from your Client's Scheduling Page. Any appointments scheduled (prior to blocking off time) will remain on your calendar unless you manually cancel or reschedule those appointments.

You can manually override blocked time and schedule an appointment on the client's behalf from the admin side of your account.

Classes aren't affected by blocked time, because you must manually select the dates and times that they're offered.

What happens to Availability for specific days when I change my Regular Hours?

When you set Availability for specific days, the new times you've entered will override your Regular Hours. The times you see in the Override Hours for Specific Days section of Availability settings will be the times that your clients can schedule from your Client's Scheduling Page.

If you've modified a day's hours in the Override Hours for Specific Days section, then change your Regular Hours, those new times will not override the times entered in Override Hours for Specific Days.

What happens to scheduled appointments on days that I change my hours or close Availability on Specific Days?

If you need to close or change your Availability on specific days, and a scheduled appointment exists in the time that you need to close (or block off time), that appointment will remain on your calendar unless you manually cancel or reschedule those appointments.

Clients will only be able to schedule new appointments from your Client's Scheduling Page for your new hours.  

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