Welsh golf clubs to shut due to COVID-19 crisis
March 24, 2020.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement, it is clear that golf clubs, courses & facilities must close with immediate effect.
While golf is a sport with many health benefits, keeping golf courses open is no longer compatible with Government policy which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.
This action is vital and we must stay home in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the National Health Service.
“These are incredibly testing times for the country and the golf industry but, during this unprecedented period, we will be working very closely with all affiliated clubs,” said Wales Golf chief executive Richard Dixon.
“Wales Golf Staff will be working remotely to support and advise clubs as much as possible.”
Wales Golf COVID-19 updates, industry guidelines and Government advice can be found via our website https://www.walesgolf.org/covid-19/
Anyone with any questions for Wales Golf can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: Wales Golf have been working with partners from across the golf industry to seek further information from the Government on guidance for greens staff.
We have received the following advice:
- For security and essential maintenance purposes, greenkeeping staff can still attend work.
- All work must be carried out in strict accordance with government guidelines on social distancing.