8/10/20 – Dear Members
Following the announcement from the Scottish Government yesterday, we are unfortunately having to close the bar and lounge, from 1800hrs on Friday 9th October (tomorrow), until at least Monday 26th October. Both Joyce and Cath (our bar staff) will also now be put back on furlough for this period.
The locker rooms and toilet facilities will remain open, and to date there are no further restrictions on golf. I’ll advise if this changes.
Corinne – our caterer will continue to operate a take away service from the rear kitchen door, and will operate the times below until 26th October when they will be reviewed in line with government restrictions at that time. Please continue to support her during this difficult time for hospitality.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 0800hrs – 1100hrs
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 1100hrs -1600hrs
Saturday – 0800hrs – 1300hrs
Sunday – 0800hrs – 1300hrs
Please remember to continue to maintain social distancing, good hand hygiene and face masks inside the corridors, locker rooms and pro shop.
SCOTTISH GOLF UPDATED GUIDANCE – 10th Sept 2020
Following the First Minister’s update in Parliament on 10th September, Scottish Golf would like to clarify that on-course golf activities can continue under our current Phase 3 Guidance, with up to four players from four different households allowed to participate together.
Golf Clubs with hospitality venues should also note that the following changes are effective from Monday 14 September:
A maximum of six people from two households can meet both indoors and outdoors.
Staff will be required by law to wear face coverings.
Customers will be required to wear face coverings while moving around inside a hospitality venue such as entering or exiting a venue or going to the toilet.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation
SCOTTISH GOLF UPDATED GUIDANCE – 17th Aug 2020
We have received updated guidance from ‘Scottish Golf’ regarding hygiene, social distancing, test & trace etc, which I need to make you aware of, as there will have to be changes to the way we are currently operating.
There is a link to S.G Covid-19 updates below the document, though some of the key points for members to note are:
No more than 3 separate family groups to gather together inside the clubhouse.
No queuing at the bar.
Strict adherence to signing in and out of the ‘test and trace’ log book
Dear Affiliated Club,
Scottish Golf wishes to make all affiliated clubs aware of new changes made to the Scottish Government’s regulations for hospitality settings.
Effective immediately, it is now mandatory for hospitality venues to collect contact details of visitors to their premises in support of Test and Protect. The new regulations apply to all restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels in which food or drink are sold for consumption on the premises.
Businesses must now record the name and contact number of an individual – or lead member of each household in a group – that visits the premises. They must also record the date of visit, the time of arrival, and where possible the departure time.
For golfers checking in for food or drink in clubhouses before play, they should check out when they take to the course, and back in again should they visit the clubhouse following their round.
The new regulations include customers, staff working on a particular day and visitors such as delivery drivers or cleaners. Premises must store the information for 21 days and share it when requested to do so by public health officers within 24 hours.
New statutory guidance for the hospitality sector has been published which explains how to keep a record of customer and visitor contact details securely ensuring data protection principles are upheld. To view this guidance, please click here.
The Scottish Government has also published updated guidance for hospitality customers to reinforce key safety measures. To view this guidance, please click here.
This includes the need to maintain physical distancing and the strict limits on the number of households that can meet at a time – 8 people from up to 3 households indoors and 15 people from up to 5 households outdoors.
While 4-balls from four households is permitted, it is important to note that this is not the case in clubhouse settings. We recognise this will pose clubs with a significant challenge but ask for your cooperation in adhering to the latest guidance to ensure everyone can continue to enjoy clubhouses being open at a time when the virus is still in circulation.
To keep up to date on all the latest COVID-19 guidance, please visit our dedicated webpage here.
The Scottish Golf Team