Last update: Thursday 14 May (updated page for retail and coaching provision)
The UK Government has announced that golf will be able to resume in England on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 after a seven-week hiatus.
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s statement of 10 May, all outdoor sport, including golf, must be enjoyed alone, with one person from a different household or up to three others from within a household group.
Updated guidance has also been provided on how retail provision and coaching may operate after the 13 May resumption of play.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, England Golf has announced a number of key decisions relating to all of our championships and wider golfing activities.
- All championship and performance events up until week commencing 27 July have been postponed with a revised and provisional schedule now in place
- England Golf’s AGM and national participation events scheduled for the spring have been postponed
- A majority of England Golf staff have been placed on furlough as part of government’s job retention scheme. Remaining staff working remotely will be available to assist counties, clubs and golfers in the weeks ahead
- England Golf has produced a series of ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ guidelines to enable our golfers, clubs and counties to prepare in advance for golf’s restricted return on 13 May.
For full details on all these important announcements please click below:
England Golf has also compiled a number of answers to regular queries in relation to Coronavirus:
These remain extremely difficult and unprecedented times for the game of golf as well as the country in general.
England Golf remains committed to helping our golfing community adapt to the changes in lifestyle and working practices.
The pace of change and the constant updating of government and medical advice means that a continual process of re-assessment of decisions and guidelines must be undertaken.
England Golf will continue to communicate through our website, social platforms and via direct correspondence to our affiliated counties, clubs and golfers.
Away from golf, it is vital that everyone continues to follow best practice when it comes to dealing with the current outbreak of coronavirus.
For expert medical advice please refer to the following websites: