November 29, 2021

COVID -19: ACT Latest & FAQ’s

COVID-19 FAQ’s for the ACT:

The ACT continues to introduce easing of the COVID restrictions from October 29.

The following guidelines remain in place. When out in the community, remember to:

  • Wear a mask and wear it properly
  • Maintain good hand hygiene
  • Physical distance from people outside of your household – at least 1.5 metres
  • Check-in with the Check-In CBR app
  • Reduce touchpoints
  • Regularly clean any shared equipment

Your Club must also have a COVID Safe plan which must be produced if requested by an authorised officer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Social and competition golf is allowed.

  • Organised competitions can recommence, including fourball and other ‘team’ events
  • Change rooms can re-open 
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Gatherings at tees, near pro shops or practice putting greens, should be avoided

The use of the modified playing conditions MAY be included as a part of a Club’s COVID Safe Plan, e.g., flags left in, no rakes in bunkers, no swapping of scorecards etc. If Clubs relax these rules, they should consider requesting that players use a towelled hand when touching rakes or flagsticks

Please click here for a full list of those modifications.

Practice at an outdoor driving range as a form of exercise is allowed. 

Pro shops may operate within the density limits.

Motorised carts may be used (at the discretion of the club) and may be shared.  

Motorised carts and hire equipment should be cleaned by the club prior to re-use.

In the ACT, when outside their residence a person must at all times:

  1. Carry a face mask
  2. Wear a face mask indoors, unless seated at a table in a restaurant or cafe
 

In the ACT, Clubs may serve food and beverages within the limitations of the Public Health Direction.

Contactless coaching is allowed within the current gathering limits

From November 1:

  • NSW and Victoria will no longer be declared as COVID-19 Affected Areas
  • Vaccinated travellers can enter the ACT for any reason, without the need to quarantine  
  • If not fully vaccinated, individuals can travel for essential reasons only
  • Vaccinated travellers can enter the ACT for any reason, without the need to quarantine  
  • If not fully vaccinated, individuals can travel for essential reasons only

Clubs may ask members/golfers to provide proof of vaccination information voluntarily. However, under current privacy laws, there is no obligation for a member/golfer to provide such information. Unless 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 subject to the Privacy Act should ensure they handle any such information under a compliant privacy policy.

Clubs should not make public information about a person’s vaccination status.

Under a club’s constitution, there may be provisions to enforce only permitting vaccinated persons to enter or use their facilities. However, clubs should take care when relying on such requirements under their constitution.

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

Share on Social Media:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter