Last night the Prime Minister announced further restrictions in relation to social gatherings and self-isolation of the elderly in an effort to reduce the spread of slow the spread of COVID-19.
Following advice from the NSW State Government and the NSW Office of Sport, it is Golf NSW’s recommendation that all golf courses in NSW close at midnight on March 30, 2020, until further notice.
We all understand the health benefits, both mental and physical our game provides, however the Government has listed the four reasons in which you may leave your home; for work, exercise, food, and for medical reasons.
Sadly, under the current restrictions, sport is considered non-essential and therefore not exempt. Action by authorities, including fines, could be imposed on people not adhering to these regulations – Golf NSW
Clubs are advised that golf course maintenance may continue as long as staff adhere strictly to social distancing requirements.
The NSW stance is consistent with similar decisions being made in other States and Territories, with regular communications also being provided by Golf Australia.