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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The UK Government has confirmed that golf courses may reopen for play throughout England on Wednesday 2 December.

Golf can be played in fourballs in all three tiers of the government’s new alert system for Coronavirus.

On this page, you will find access to the following pieces of guidance:

  • Updated ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ protocols for playing the game
  • Revised Coronavirus FAQs

In addition to this, England Golf staff remain available to support golfers, clubs and counties upon the restart.

We will signpost to relevant information and government advice where we can and as quickly as possible with the help of our Club Support Officer network.

Please continue to check our social media channels and website for all the latest updates on golf and the Covid-19 situation.

Play Safe Frameworks

England Golf has produced a series of ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ protocols.

The guidelines on ‘Playing the Game’ have been updated following the announcement that golf can return across all tiers in England on 2 December.

Clubs/facilities should adhere to the guidelines provided. These are published to assist clubs/facilities in providing as safe an environment as they can. Failure to follow this guidance may leave clubs/facilities open to enforcement action from local authorities and/or Police, or subject to disciplinary procedures from England Golf.

Find frameworks

Coronavirus - FAQs

England Golf has fielded a large number of calls, emails and messages via social media about the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on golf.

Given the volume of enquiries, we felt it would be useful to compile a series of FAQs complete with answers, guidance and signposting to other relevant authorities. All FAQs and guidance reflect government regulations put in place for the resumption of golf in England on Wednesday 2 December.

Coronavirus FAQs on the return of golf