When the Golf Club re-opened last month the original guidance allowed for Clubs to make their own decision, based on safety measures in place, whether locker rooms should also re-open or remain closed. At that time Liberton Golf Club decided to re-open.
On Friday Scottish Golf issued the attached which includes confirmation that Scottish Government have now clarified the position and all Golf Club locker rooms must remain closed until further notice.
Dear Member Clubs,
There have been a number of enquiries in recent days with regards to locker rooms and confusion as to whether they are permitted to be back in operation and we felt it was appropriate to provide an update to all clubs on this topic.
In anticipation of Scotland entering Phase 3 of its route map out of lockdown, Scottish Golf provided all clubs with a Readiness Guide to support you in preparing for the reopening of Clubhouse Facilities. This Guide, which was subject to change, was issued in advance of announcements by Scottish Government to give all clubs as much time as possible to prepare for several significant changes that would impact on how your clubhouse operates. It was however issued noting that it was subject to final approval once public announcements had been made.
Following the announcement that we would be entering Phase 3, Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Government later confirmed that locker rooms must remain closed at this time.
As and when this guidance is changed, we will inform all clubs. We thank you for your continued understanding at this time and should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Scottish Golf Team
Please note that with effect from 7.00pm on Tuesday 28 July 2020 the Club locker rooms and trolley shed will now close based on this Government announcement. Please therefore now ensure that all equipment is removed from lockers and trolley shed by that time.
If you are unable to remove equipment by Tuesday please contact the office to make an appointment when access can be arranged.
The Council will advise as soon as possible when Government guidance is updated to allow the Club to again re-open facilities.
Your understanding and co-operation is much appreciated.