ln light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, I would like to issue the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs on behalf of England Golf.
We fully recognise the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the direction of the guidelines set out in detail by Public Health England via their website.
Details on how best to cope with the virus can also be found via the World Health Organisation website which will provide rolling updates and the best ways to mitigate against the spread of the infection.
NHS England also provide updated and expert advice via their website.
All golf clubs should note, act upon and continually monitor the advice and guidance issued by these expert authorities in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
It is important that we all work together, following the advice of qualified professionals, in controlling the spread of the infection.
This, of course, remains a very fluid situation.
England Golf will continue to take their lead from the government and public health authorities when it comes to safeguarding our clubs and members and offering practical and necessary steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of golfers and golf club staff.
It cannot be over-stressed that this expert practical advice from the health authorities and national government should remain the first point of reference for us all.
By working in alignment with those who are specialists in this field, we will be able to take the necessary precautions and continue to provide the correct measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Your sincerely,
Jeremy Tomlinson
Chief Executive