Golf Australia Qld Government Announcement 1st April 2021

Golf Australia
Queensland Government Announcement – 1st of April 2021

As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates.

Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on this important topic.

Queensland Government Announcement – 1st of April 2021

The Queensland government has announced that from 12pm (midday) AEST Thursday 1 April 2021 to Thursday 15 April 2021, restrictions will ease in greater Brisbane. All of Queensland will be subject to the same restrictions.

For the most recent Queensland Government COVID-19 updates, including restrictions, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update

Playing Golf

Golf can played under the same restrictions that were in place prior to the Brisbane 3-Day Lockdown which is in line with the Industry COVID Safe Plan for Outdoor Team Sports. This includes;

  • play in groups of four
  • hold shotgun & multi-tee starts
  • have two people per cart – The Queensland Government strongly recommends you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, as such it is recommended that face mask are worn if you are sharing a motorised Golf Cart.
  • Shared equipment restrictions remain. Golf Australia’s recommendation is for Clubs and facilities 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.

Clubhouse Operations

Clubhouses can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed. To view further information please CLICK HERE

Face Masks

  • Individuals must carry a face mask at all times
  • Individuals must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose at all times when in indoor spaces i.e. walking through a Clubhouse, Pro Shop, doing Score Card return (if inside), locker room etc.
  • Individuals are not required to wear a face mask when indoors and are seated and eating or drinking.
  • Individuals must wear a face mask outdoor when it is not possible to physically distance i.e. sharing a golf cart.
  • Individuals are not required to wear a face mask when outdoors and are able to physically distance i.e. when playing golf.
  • Masks must be worn by face-to-face hospitality staff, this includes pro shop staff. This will not apply to back of house staff
  • A person who removes their face mask must resume wearing the face mask as soon as practicable after the circumstance ends.

Further Information

For further information, please refer to,

Queensland Health Advice

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser
  • Leave a location if it is crowded.

If you have any concerns about your health, contact your doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Golf Australia contact:

If you require additional information or have questions please do not hesitate to contact either

David Webber, Clubs & Facilities Support Manager QLD, david.webber@golf.org.au, 0498 498 242

Luke Bates, Golf Operations & State Senior Manager QLD, luke.bates@golf.org.au, 0439 780 677

PGA of Australia contact:

If PGA members require additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Broc Greenhalgh, State Manager on (07) 5657 6105 or bgreenhalgh@pga.org.au

Kind regards,

Dave Webber