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PlaySafe and FAQs included

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The UK Government announced that golf could resume in England on Wednesday 13 May 2020 after a seven-week hiatus. Since then, further announcements have adapted the way golf can be played in line with the timeline of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.

England Golf has produced regularly updated advice for clubs and golfers on how to play golf safely under the changing government recommendations. You can find links below to the Play Safe frameworks and our Frequently Asked Questions.

Away from golf, it is vital that everyone continues to follow best practice when it comes to dealing with the current outbreak of Coronavirus.

If you have a reported positive COVID-19 test from a player or staff member at your facility, you can use the following advice on required actions:

COVID-19 positive case advice

Local Lockdown Guidance

As government regulations have tightened, the introduction of local lockdowns and targeted restrictions have been announced. How these affect golfers and golf clubs are detailed in the links below where relevant:

Last updated 16 October

Guidance for High Risk areas: Tier 2

Guidance for Very High Risk areas: Tier 3


Regional Squad Guidance

Guidance for regional squad coaching in Very High Risk areas: Tier 3

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.

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Play Safe Frameworks

England Golf has produced a series of ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ guidelines to enable our golfers, clubs and counties to enjoy golf’s return.

Clubs/facilities should adhere to the guidelines provided. These have been 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.

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