COVID-19 Resource Hub

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Hub

This page provides resources for PGA Members, golf clubs and the golf industry about the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Information will be updated regularly as the situation develops.

Introduction

A golf club is a close community, with a small number of staff and volunteers working extremely hard to maintain a facility that provides enjoyment and relaxation to customers.

It’s also a highly-skilled working environment, with staff who are professionally trained to complete each of their daily roles and without whom the entire operation would grind to a halt.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a life-threatening respiratory illness that can cause fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia,severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

In an attempt to stem the spread of the virus, extensive guidance has been published for anyone who has potentially come into contact with a carrier. In addition to good personal hygiene, self-isolation is seen as the best way to contain the spread. If that happens at a golf facility, the club could find itself without its entire greenkeeping, catering and/or clubhouse staff for an extended period and its long-term security could be placed at risk.

Introduction

Coronavirus hotline

The PGA is launching a COVID-19 Helpline to support PGA Members, golf clubs and their management teams through the ongoing crisis.

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UK Government Financial Support

View the latest information about financial support from the UK government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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UK government announces additional financial support measures

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Government support for businesses

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Government guidance for businesses

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Government guidance for employees

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Business rates and support grants in England

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Business rates and support grants in Scotland

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Business rates and support grants in Wales

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Business rates and support grants in Northern Ireland

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Self Employment Scenarios for Accessing Government Support

The PGA is aware that self-employed PGA Professionals use a variety of business models in order to deliver their services. Almost every PGA Professional is currently affected by business interruption due to the COVID-19 emergency, while government advice and support is evolving almost daily.

This first instalment of the information relates to Sole Traders which can be found here. Over the coming days this information will be updated to include scenarios that are relevant to Partnerships, Limited Companies and those with Multiple Income Sources.

Sole Trader scenarios

This includes examples with club Professionals, coaches and tournament players.

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Partnership scenarios

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Limited company scenarios

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Multiple income sources scenarios

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Southern Branch – PGA in Ireland

Information and resources for Members and golf clubs based in Ireland.

Information for Employees and the Self-employed

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Supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Video message from Robert Maxfield, chief executive

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COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

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Guidance for golf clubs and businesses

BIGGA, The PGA, and the GCMA, supported by the R&A, have collaborated on the guidelines which offer advice on the running of a golf club in the possible absence of key staff, planning for the longer term effects to the business and the importance of communication to staff and to members.

Video message from Robert Maxfield

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BIGGA tips for keeping greenkeepers healthy

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How do you prepare your golf course for lockdown?

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Learning to live with worry and anxiety

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AGMs and the impact of COVID-19 - guidance and legal advice

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Guidance on the rules of golf

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Guidance for temporarily closing unoccupied properties

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COVID-19 update - March 24

Read the latest statement from PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield.

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Guidance from the golf unions and sport's governing bodies

As the public health emergency escalates, the sport's governing bodies have been detailing their plans to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic.

England Golf Statement - March 23

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Golfing Union of Ireland Statement - March 24

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Scottish Golf Statement - March 25

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Wales Golf Statement - March 24

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Scottish Golf Statement - March 23

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£195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus

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Guidance from health organisations

The World Health Organisation and the NHS are providing regular updates and guidance through their respective websites.

World Health Organisation updates

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NHS advice

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HSE advice

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Guidance for International Members

Useful links and information for PGA Members based overseas.

Travel advice for PGA Members living overseas

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FAQs for PGA Members based in Italy

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Updates from government agencies across Australia

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Updates from the Government of the Netherlands

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Government financial support for self-employed Members in Germany

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Info for PGA Members in China

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Track government policy changes across the globe

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PGA Member Communication

View recent Member communications from The PGA.

Email update - March 27

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Email update - March 24

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Email update - March 20

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Email update - March 17

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Email update - March 12

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Get involved

Get involved with some stay at home campaigns from the world of golf.

#LockdownKnockdown

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#GolfAtHome

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Archived guidance

Please be aware that some of this information and guidance may be out of date due to the updated guidelines from the government or golf's governing bodies.

Golf industry Guidelines to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Grass roots golf plays on offering fresh air and exercise

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Guidance on COVID-19 and coaching

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