We have been asked to provide further clarification on the Welsh Government’s statement issued Monday 30th November 2020 regarding members and visitors consuming their own alcohol at the Golf Club or takeaway alcohol on the golf course.
Additional hospitality guidance produced by the Welsh Government can be found on the link below (Page 2, Point 1) and the Welsh Government FAQ document is still to be updated.
- Hospitality settings, including restaurants, cafés, pubs, and bars can open indoors and outdoors for the consumption of food and non-alcoholic drinks but must close to all members of the public by 18:00.
- Alcoholic drinks cannot be served or consumed at any time within these premises and this will be strictly enforced.
- Takeaway services can still operate as normal, providing food and drinks are sold for consumption off the premises and no alcohol is sold after 22:00.
- Premises with a license for off-sales can continue to sell alcohol up until 22:00 as part of the takeaway offer.
- Face coverings and physical distancing rules must be followed.
Welsh hospitality guidance can be found here
Wales Golf suggests you contact your Local Authority Licencing Officer to ensure that you are acting within the Welsh Government Guidelines and the Golf Clubs existing Licence. Clarification can also be sought with the Local Authority Officer as to the definition of Off-the-premises in relation to your specific club and Licence.
We would urge clubs to get confirmation from their respective Local Authorities in writing before beginning an Alcohol Take-Away service.
Update to hospitality
From 6 pm Friday 4th December, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will have to close by 6 pm and will not be allowed to serve alcohol. After 6 pm they will only be able to provide a takeaway service for food and non-alcoholic drinks. This will include the Golf Club restaurant and bar facilities.
This will come into force from Friday 4th at 18:00 and will be reviewed on 17th December.
The Welsh Government is making a further £340m available through the Economic Resilience Fund to support businesses affected by the new changes to the regulations. It will include a specific fund to support hospitality and tourism businesses.
The Welsh Government will be issuing a further update on travel restrictions later in the week.