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Below is the most recent guidelines we have received from the PGA and UK Government.
Critical information on Coaching and Retail.
This week’s statements, whilst positive for the re-opening of golf, have referred to some outstanding questions around driving ranges, professional shops, custom fitting and coaching. We know that clarity on these items has been important to our Members and today we are able to make clear the situation on two of these.
Yesterday evening (13th May) the UK Government confirmed that one-to-one coaching is permissible under the social distancing guidelines and must take place outside. The Government has also confirmed that you can coach different clients throughout the day, as long as its only via one-to-one sessions.
It is the responsibility of the PGA Professional to assess whether a safe coaching environment can be created based on your individual facility.
Under these conditions and with the proper social distancing measures in place, your public liability insurance remains as is. This update and clarity for coaching I know will be welcome news to our Members.
In addition, the UK Government has also clarified the situation regarding golf retail in England and has confirmed golf retail is not included on the list of exemptions and therefore not allowed to open for business.
The updated documentation, which includes a section titled ‘Businesses and Venues’, stipulates that, 'All retail, other than those exempt, must close their premises to members of the public. However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide services in response to orders such as those through telephone, online, or mail'.
As the list of exemptions does not currently include golf retail, these premises must remain closed. We would encourage Members to adopt a 'Click and Collect' service.
Essential access to a building, such as a professional shop for clubs, which operate a booking system to regulate tee times and take payment, is permissible provided appropriate social distancing precautionary measures are put in place.