Posted on Nov 03, 2020

The Chair of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), Martin Wild, has signed a letter to the Prime Minister from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf asking him not to close courses during lockdown.  The BGIA is working with the industry to ensure that golf participation can continue safely during the one-month lockdown in England beginning on Thursday.

“The current guidance from Government is that people can continue to exercise for unlimited periods outdoors, either with people from their own households or on a one-to-one basis with one person from another household,” says Martin.  “We have demonstrated that golf falls safely within these restrictions and can operate in a Covid safe way.

“Golf brings immense physical and mental health benefits to players, young and old and from all walks of life.  As we enter the winter months, it is vital that people can access safe physical activity.  Golf is an outdoor sport and naturally lends itself to social distancing; it is ideally placed to provide respite from the effects of lockdown and to help keep people fit and healthy.”

Read Letter: APPGG – Open Letter to the Prime Minister

About APPG – Golf

The All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group has the singular goal “to support the sport of golf” and comprises Members of both Houses of Parliament who work to promote the sport and resolve issues it faces.  The Group receives no taxpayer funding and is reliant on subscriptions from external partners to help deliver its aims.

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