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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted on 16/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Scottish Golf is taking the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) extremely seriously. Our number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our community of golfers, clubs, volunteers and staff, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy our great sport in a safe environment.  

In relation to public gatherings, please click here to access the latest Scottish Government advice which Scottish Golf has received today. 

We have been asked by clubs about potential financial assistance from Government in light of announcements made last week. At present, the Government have asked that you click here to access the latest support and advice. Scottish Golf remains committed to ensuring the appropriate representations take place to ensure the concerns of our golf clubs are heard. 

In our update issued on Friday 13 March, we took the decision to cancel a number of our National Championships in April and we will continue to monitor our events calendar on an ongoing basis as matters develop.

In addition to these events, and given this evening’s update from the UK Government, we have taken the decision to cancel all non-essential face-to-face meetings involving Scottish Golf staff. This cancellation will be effective from this evening until end of April. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and where we are able to, we will look at ways to communicate using technology. 

Following this evening’s UK Government briefing, we are being encouraged to work from home where we can. Scottish Golf intends to implement this for all of our staff as soon as possible and is in line with our disaster recovery plans. If you need to get in touch with a member of the Scottish Golf team, we would encourage you to fill out our Contact Us form here and we will be in touch. 

We are aware of clubs looking to put in place specific changes to their business operations as part of their response to COVID-19. In this regard, we would welcome clubs to share their best practice with Scottish Golf which will allow us to share it with the wider golfing community in Scotland. 

Scottish Golf are aware that this is a difficult and concerning time for everyone involved in our game and we are committed to communicating with you in a timely manner regarding the latest developments relating to COVID-19. 

To support everyone during this period, we have set up a new designated area on the Scottish Golf website to ensure updates are clear and accessible to all. Click here to access all of our COVID-19 updates. 

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