COVID-19 restrictions in your country

COVID-19 restrictions in your country

This page will guide PGA Members to the latest information regarding COVID-19 restrictions in your area.

 

England

The UK Government has introduced a second national lockdown in England which will replace the local alert levels (tiers/local lockdown) in areas across the country.

From November 5 to December 2, people in England must:

  1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. Close certain businesses and venues.

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, the Government will return to a regional approach, based on the latest data. These measures will be underpinned by law. Police and other authorities will have powers to give fines and break up gatherings.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the national restrictions in England.

England

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

The Irish Government has announced it will be moving to Level 5 COVID restrictions for six weeks from midnight tonight (October 21, 2020).

This means that golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland must close, although course maintenance is permitted.

The PGA - along with GUI and ILGU - is still seeking clarity from Sport Ireland on whether driving ranges and practice facilities can remain open. Clarity is also being sought regarding teaching at these venues.

Any new information will be communication to PGA Members in the Republic of Ireland as soon as we receive it.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL LEVEL 5 MEASURES COMING INTO PLACE IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

 

Wales

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, announced earlier this week that the country will enter a circuit-breaker lockdown from Friday October 23rd at 6pm through to Monday November 9th.

This means everyone in Wales will be asked to work from home during this period of time, except for critical workers, and it will supersede all local restrictions currently in place. 

Golf clubs and golf facilities will be required to close during this full lockdown and golf coaching is not permitted. The Welsh Government's stay-at-home message means that all non-essential retail and leisure businesses are to close during this lockdown period. During the lockdown, your exercise should start and finish from your own home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WELSH GOVERNMENT'S CIRCUIT BREAKER Q&A.

Wales

Scotland

Scotland

The Scottish Government has introduced temporary measures on a nationwide basis to stop the spread of coronavirus including additional restrictions for central belt areas reflecting the higher rates of incidence and prevalence currently in those areas.

The central belt is for these purposes defined as covering the health board regions of Lothian, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Ayrshire & Arran and Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Nationwide measures (outside central belt areas) include - food and drink premises may only open indoors from 6am to 6pm, with no sale of alcohol, meetings rules of a maximum of six people from two households.

Temporary central belt measures include - Licenced food and drink premises must close, but only the parts of a licensed premises where food or drink are served have to close, unlicensed premises may open between 6am and 6pm.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS MEASURES IN SCOTLAND.

Northern Ireland

Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, additional restrictions were introduced for people living in Northern Ireland. These new restrictions have been put in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and to help manage the pressures the country's health and social care system.

The regulations were introduced on 16 October 2020 and will be in place for four weeks. Everyone is legally required to comply with the regulations.

The new restrictions include - no mixing with other households in private homes (certain exemptions apply), you should avoid all unnecessary travel, hospitality venues can only remain open for takeaway and delivery of food and non-alcoholic drinks.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A GUIDE TO THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

The Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union have issued guidance for golf clubs in Northern Ireland who must continue to show the high levels of safety consciousness that has been a feature since reopening. 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST GUIDANCE FROM GUI AND ILGU.

Northern Ireland

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