September 30, 2022

COVID-19: NSW Latest Advice & FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions:

Dependent on club rules,  persons can play golf in ‘fours’ regardless of their vaccination status.

Dependent on club rules, two persons may share a golf cart regardless of their vaccination status.

 

There is no longer a requirement for a club to have a COVID-19 Safe Plan; however, clubs may choose to continue to adopt modified playing conditions.

Dependent on club rules, patrons may enter club premises regardless of their vaccination status. From 27 December 2021, a density limit of 1 person per 2 square metres applies for indoor areas.

There are no restrictions preventing club competitions from being played, including competitions requiring travel within NSW.

 

Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices, unless eating or drinking.

There are no restrictions preventing shotgun starts.

Depending on club rules, there are no restrictions preventing persons from having a lesson from a professional.

Clubs may ask members/golfers to voluntarily provide proof of vaccination information, however under current privacy laws there is no obligation for a member/golfer to provide such information.  Until such time that a person is required by law to provide this information, clubs should ensure they obtain express consent from the member/golfer when collecting this information.  Clubs that are subject to the Privacy Act should ensure they are handling any such information in accordance with a compliant privacy policy.

Clubs should not make public, information pertaining to a person’s vaccination status.

There are no restrictions preventing persons from playing at a club regardless of their vaccination status. However, clubs may introduce their own rules regarding vaccinated and nonvaccinated persons being allowed on club premises.

There is no requirement for all staff to be vaccinated; however, masks must still be worn by ‘front of house’ hospitality staff who are unvaccinated and working in an indoor area of the venue. Clubs may introduce their own rules/policy in regard to vaccinated and nonvaccinated staff being allowed to work at a club.

Under a club’s constitution there may be provisions to enforce a policy of only permitting vaccinated persons to enter or use their facilities. However, clubs should take care when relying on such provisions under their constitution.  In the near future, Public Health Orders may prescribe the mandating of vaccination in relation to clubs.

There are no restrictions preventing a visitor to play club competitions or Open tournaments; however, clubs may introduce their own rules in regard to vaccinated and non vaccinated visitors being allowed to play in competitions/Open Days.

There are no restrictions preventing a club from holding presentations

From 27 December 2021 QR code check-ins are compulsory, including for hospitality venues and retail premises.

It is optional for clubs to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan

 

There are no restrictions preventing the use of club driving ranges and practice greens; however, Clubs may introduce their own rules/policy in regard to vaccinated and non vaccinated persons using such facilities.

There are no restrictions preventing the use of caddies; however, Clubs may introduce their own rules/policy in regard to vaccinated and nonvaccinated persons being allowed to caddy.

The requirement for a club to have a COVID-19 Safe Plan is optional, so it is a club decision to allow the use of ball washers, showers and bubblers.

Info on general restrictions can be found at the following link:

Current info on the exemption to the Public Health Order allowing competition golf in Greater Sydney

Click on the link below for more information from the Office of Sport:

A copy of the NSW Department of Health Public Health Order (December 15) is HERE:

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