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Golf courses to re-open in Republic of Ireland on December 1

10.33am 30th November 2020 - Coronavirus News

Golf Ireland has welcomed the Irish government’s decision that golf courses in the Republic of Ireland can reopen from December 1 subject to strict health protection protocols being in place.

Golf Ireland CEO Mark Kennelly said: “The golf community is pleased that courses in the Republic of Ireland can reopen from December 1. Golfers welcome the opportunity to resume play on a responsible and safe basis, as they did during the May to October period.

“The governing bodies are issuing renewed guidance to our member clubs today and we strongly urge all golfers to continue to fully adhere to these protocols, which are aimed at keeping golf and the wider community safe while the Covid-19 pandemic remains such a serious threat. We also ask golfers to fully comply with the wider public health restrictions, particularly the travel restrictions that will remain in place until December 18. 

“Earlier this year, Irish golf demonstrated how our sport could be enjoyed by women and men of all ages in a safe and secure environment. As golf resumes, we hope that golfers enjoy their play but continue to be vigilant in adhering to the safety protocols.”

Golf courses in Northern Ireland are currently closed under the most recent two-week circuit breaker, with clubs closed from November 26 for the next fortnight at least.

Following the Irish Government’s announcement in relation to Level 3 restrictions due to COVID-19, golf clubs and golfers must adhere to the following:

In addition, golf clubs and golfers are asked to ensure the following: 

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