Covid-19 Update – 14/09/2020
From Monday 14th September the “Rule of Six” comes into force which makes it against the law for groups in excess of 6 to meet up, either inside or outside, in England. This replaces the previous guidance relating to 2-households.
This is a positive for golf as it means that 4-balls, from different households, will now be able to sit together at one table in the clubhouse which is great for the social aspect of the game. Please be aware that any “group” of up to 6 must be exclusive and should not be merging with other groups and should remain socially distanced from all other groups both inside and outside the clubhouse.
We will be setting the lounge/bar up with tables of 4 and 2, the dining room will be set with tables of 6. As is currently the case we ask that furniture is not moved as it will be set with the required distance between diners. We will also be fixing a number to each table to indicate the maximum number of people permitted at each table.
We will continue to record names of those who use the clubhouse, this aspect of our safety protocol becomes mandatory from 18th September in all bars and restaurants in England.
England Golf have also provided advise on the use of face coverings within indoor areas and we are now recommending to all club users that face coverings should be worn when transitioning through the club, using the toilets and locker rooms in addition to when entering the shop.
“Clubhouses can continue to cater for multiple groups each containing a maximum of six people from different households. However, golfers in one group must avoid merging with golfers from another group to create a single gathering in excess of six people.” We will be getting all group organisers to acknowledge the current protocol with regards to this before the start of their event.
- Sanitise hands when entering the clubhouse and wash or sanitise hands regularly.
- Once seated remain in your seat as much as possible.
- Keep socially distanced for anyone outside of your household.
- Groups (of six) must remain exclusive – no merging, no swapping.
- Follow the one-way systems in place.
The change to the “Rule of Six” is enforceable by law and the police can issue fines to those gathering in larger groups. As a club our protocol will be determined by the current restrictions and as part of our social responsibility and to protect all club users and our team, we reserve the right to cease service, ask individuals to leave or call the end to group events should we feel that the safety of others is being compromised.