guidelines for safe Golf in Middlesex during the covid-19 outbreak
Following the Prime Minister’s statements on 23rd June, further changes were made to lockdown rules that will be introduced next month in England and are of significance to golf clubs and organisations that operate bar or catering facilities.
The headline announcement is that pubs and restaurants will now be able to open from the 4 July as long as they can demonstrate that they are “COVID-19 Safe”. This includes those within golf clubhouses or other golfing facilities.
In order to make it more viable for the hospitality industry to open, the Government has given scope to relax the current 2m Social Distancing rules in certain instances to allow ‘1m Plus’, which means remaining 1m apart whilst taking other mitigation to reduce the risk of transmission.
Other measures include:
- Keeping a temporary record of customers for 21 days to assist with NHS Track and Trace Requests
- Providing clear guidance on arrival of Social Distancing & Hygiene measures in place at the venue
- Utilising contactless payment wherever possible
- Calculating the maximum number of customers it is safe to accommodate taking into account either the 2m Social Distancing rule or new “1m plus” rule.
- Where PPE is already being used, it should continue to be, however workplaces should not encourage the precautionary use of extra PPE and risk assessment should reflect the limited role such equipment will play.
- Table service should be offered with a designated server wherever possible. In instances where bar or counter service is unavoidable, customers need to be prevented from remaining at the bar after ordering.
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