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The UK Government has instructed all golf courses and facilities in England to close with immediate effect from 4 January to combat the spread of Covid-19.

When play resumes, our ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe protocols for playing the game should once again be adopted by all affiliated golf clubs.

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

Clubs/facilities should adhere to the guidelines provided when courses re-open for play. These protocols are regularly updated to reflect current government and industry regulations.

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.

Guidance may require to be re-issued as government measures to combat COVID-19 are reviewed and updated.

Playing the game

(last updated 21 December 2020 and suspended on 4 January 2021)

At a point when England steps back from national lockdown and back into a four-tier alert system, clubs can also use the downloadable infographic below at their facility or on digital channels to help communicate the guidance to members and visitors.