Update to Golf in Wales – Caerphilly County Borough Council area
8th September 2020
The Welsh Government have announced from Tuesday 8th September at 6pm, there will be new lockdown restrictions within the Caerphilly County Borough Council area.
Wales Golf has received a number of queries from clubs both inside and outside the Caerphilly County Borough Council area asking if members can travel into or out of the restricted area to play golf.
The new regulations for Caerphilly County Borough state that:
‘People will not be allowed to enter or leave the Caerphilly County Borough Council area without a reasonable excuse;’
‘A reasonable excuse for travel includes for work, if you are not able to work from home, or for making a compassionate visit, or to give care.’
Thus meaning that people cannot travel into or out of a restricted area for sport, as this is not a ‘reasonable excuse’ to enter or leave the area. Travel within the local area is permissible.
We are aware that there will be further implications for clubhouses, bar and restaurant and professional shop facilities so please follow all Welsh Government Guidelines when risk assessing these situations.
Wales Golf will continue to monitor the situation and will endeavour to keep all clubs updated.