The First Minister has announced a fire break to take place between Friday 23rd October at 6 pm until Monday 9th November. It will apply to everyone living in Wales and will supersede all local restrictions currently in place.
The Welsh Government has stated ‘Golf and tennis clubs will be required to close during the period of the lockdown, as will golf courses and tennis courts.’
We have since clarified the point with the Welsh Government, and the whole facility will be required to close for the duration of the lockdown. This includes the course, clubhouse, professional shop and surrounding facilities.
The clear stay at home message means that all non-essential retail and leisure are to close during this lockdown period. ‘Your exercise should start and finish from your home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household’
Routine maintenance practices can continue, providing safe working practices are in place that are in line with Government safe working guidelines, and all golf facilities implement stringent measures to ensure staff members are not at risk.
Further information can be found in the BIGGA update here
Welsh Government circuit-breaker FAQ’S can be found here