UPDATE - Golf in Northern Ireland to reopen on 1st April

UPDATE - Golf in Northern Ireland to reopen on 1st April

19/03/2021

Golf will be one of the first sports to resume under Step 2 of the Northern Ireland Executive's reopening pathway to begin on April 1st, 2021.

From 1st April...

  • Golf courses in Northern Ireland can reopen for two balls and four balls with people from two households, but clubhouses must remain closed. Toilet facilities are permitted.
  • Fitting and indoor studios must remain closed, while driving ranges can open if they are outdoor*.
  • Coaching is not permitted and retail must remain closed. Contactless click and delivery is permitted.
  • Both indoor and outdoor hospitality must remain closed but takeaway is allowed.
  • Travel is permitted within 10 miles.

*A place is indoor if it would be considered to be enclosed or substantially enclosed for the purposes of regulation 2 of The Smoke-free (Premises, Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007(a), and otherwise a place is outdoor.

As part of the next phase of the reopening pathway, from 12th April, the country's 'Stay at Home' requirement will be lifted and replaced by a 'Stay local' message.

From 12th April...

  • Coaching is permitted outside in groups of up to 15 people.
  • Fitting and indoor studios must remain closed
  • Retail must remain closed but contactless click and collect delivery is permitted.
  • Both indoor and outdoor hospitality must remain closed but takeaway is allowed.
  • Travel is permitted within 10 miles.

The relaxations planned for 12th April will be subject to Executive ratification in the week after the Easter weekend.

The PGA's COVID-19 restriction grid for Northern Ireland has been updated following the latest announcement.

CLICK HERE to view The PGA's latest COVID-19 restriction grid for Northern Ireland.

Should you be unsure regarding any information provided you should seek clarification from the Department of Health.

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