By Mark T Connor • 14 July 2020 • 13:49
Facemasks are mandatory while playing Golf. Pic: Twitter
Here at EWN we often get asked questions that readers send in, and we are happy to do a bit of digging for you.
JUST such a question came across the desk today from one of our readers, Robyn Wheeler, who asked this: Good Morning, I’m hoping you can help. We are due to play golf on Thursday. How will the new face mask rules affect this? Do we have to wear a face mask when we are playing?
I have dug into this and here are the protocols in place at the moment.
If you are using a golf buggy and you are with someone from your household then no mask required, if the golf partner is not from your household you have to wear a mask.
If you are walking with household members, no mask, if the party is not from the same household then a mask must be worn.
If you are playing on an ‘open’ course, (a course which the general public have access to even if they are not playing), a mask is mandatory for all players.
Masks must be worn at all times in the clubhouse, and outdoors, even if social distancing can be achieved, except when eating or drinking.
What seems to be happening is that all players are carrying their masks with them at all times, and if someone comes near they are putting it on, however this actually is against the rules, and could be a fineable offence.
So I hope this has cleared up your question Robyn, and I hope you enjoy your game on Thursday.
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