Golf Australia Covid-19 Update

Golf Australia
November Update – Covid-19 for QLD Golf Clubs & Facilities

Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to Queensland Golf Clubs and facilities regarding complying with the Queensland easing of Covid-19 restrictions under Stage 5.

To view the Queensland Governments Stage 5 Changes to Restrictions please CLICK HERE

Shared Equipment
Although a number of restrictions have eased the requirements around shared equipment in the Covid Safe Plan – Outdoor Sports remain unchanged. As such Golf Australia’s recommendation is for Clubs to continue the use of these Covid-19 Local Rules as it the most adequate way to meet the Covid Safe Plans practices around hygiene and sanitisation of shared equipment under current restrictions. A facility may choose to allow the removal of flagsticks, rakes in bunkers, NTP’s and score cards, however, this shared equipment needs to be washed or wiped with antibacterial wipes or alcohol-based sanitiser prior to and after each use.

Water Bubblers/taps

If your Club/Facility is considering using Water Bubbler/Taps you should first complete a risk assessment based on where the water bubblers are located and the ability of the Club to keep the bubblers sanitized, like other high touch surfaces located on the golf course.

If the Clubs/Facility decides to use Water bubblers, consider the following steps:

  • Ensure you promote BYO and or purchased Water Bottles as the first option for hydrating on course.
  • When using water bubblers consider the following communication/signage to players:
    • Water fountains/bubblers should only be used to refill personal water bottles.
    • Sanitize your hands prior to and after use.
    • Allow the water to run for a few seconds.
    • Do not allow the water bottle to contact the water fountain head or bubbler.

For further guidance on adherence to the Covid-Safe Plans, please Click Here to view Golf Australia Covid-19 Safe Plan Guidance- Stage 5 QLD

Further information on the Covid-19 restrictions for sport, recreation and fitness activities can be found at Queensland Return to Play

Golf Australia contact

If you require additional information or have questions please do not hesitate to contact David Webber, Golf Australia Clubs and Facilities Support Manager- QLD on 0498 498 242 or davidw@golf.org.au