April 27th Update on Covid-19 Restrictions for Golf Operators

via AGA-BC
released April 27, 2021

We want to thank everyone for their continued implementation of COVID-19 protection procedures that support the safe operation of golf in British Columbia and suggest increased vigilance on enforcing protocols may be required.

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the province, so comes increased scrutiny for all potential sources, including golf, and the need for increased due diligence, such as is happening in the province toward the enforcement of non-essential travel.

The PHO determined that increased enforcement of non-essential travel restrictions in British Columbia was required, Last Friday, the previous advisories became orders and the government implemented additional measures to mitigate travel. 

There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with increasing vaccine protection, the extension of the "Circuit Breaker" restrictions and new travel restrictions. However, people are getting pretty weary, and we, as operators, must NOT let complacency affect our hard-earned progress thus far. Let’s stay focused on the implementation of COVID-19 protection protocols, particularly pre & post-golf over the next five weeks, and together with the aforementioned, we should be able to save our summer in British Columbia.

Details on Current PHO Advisories and Orders 

Golf (Tournaments) Included in Group Sports Restrictions

While golf is an individual sport, golf tournaments are included in the newly clarified group sports restrictions. As a reminder, a maximum of 10 people may engage in outdoor sports with one another.  

Golf (Tournaments) Restriction