Coronavirus update (11 May)
Clarification from Governing bodies and how we proceed
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Hi all

Below is a copy of what we have been sent from the governing bodies. Please read on after for our progress going forward.

The UK Government has today provided clarification on outdoor recreation and rules on social distancing in England.

These will affect how golf can be played from Wednesday 13 May and, in particular, the configuration of groupings on a golf course.

Under new government rules released today (11 May), the following groupings will be permitted upon resumption of play:

Individuals playing golf on their own.
Two-balls comprising of individuals from different households
At the discretion of the golf club, members of the same household playing in two, three or four-balls.
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times.

Government stipulates: “Government is updating the rules so that, as well as exercise, people can now also spend time outdoors subject to: not meeting up with any more than one person from outside your household; continued compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain two metres (6ft) away from people outside your household; good hand hygiene, particularly with respect to shared surfaces; and those responsible for public places being able to put appropriate measures in place to follow the new COVID-19 Secure guidance. People may exercise outside as many times each day as they wish.

“You can only exercise with up to one person from outside your household – this means you should not play team sports, except with members of your own household. People may drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance, so long as they respect social distancing guidance while they are there, because this does not involve contact with people outside your household.”

Further clarification is being sought from government relating to retail and driving ranges as well as the carrying out of club fitting and coaching sessions.

Any updates will be communicated in due course.

As it states above you will be able to play with members of your household plus one other from another household.

As such we will proceed as follows

Tee times

Tomorrow morning I am afraid I will have to delete all the tee times that are booked in. We will then open the tee sheet from 13:00 for you all to book. This includes the weekend and going into next week. 5 and 7 day membership is still as normal so only 7 day will be able to book the weekend slots. Tees will be open from 08:00 until 18:00. The temporary gate at the entrance will be open from 07:30 until 20:00 however we will have the code in the shop for those going out late.
I am sorry for those that have already booked but we must make it is fair for all members to have the chance to play. Lorraine will be in the shop from 12:00 until 16:00 to take any bookings of those who can't get BRS to work.
We do have 450 members and i know that not all of you will be able to get the tee times you want initially but we will monitor and try and make sure that everyone is catered for in the next few days. Please do not book unless you fully intend to play as this prevents others from booking.
As I have previously stated 1 tee time per person please and as best you can please input the names of your playing partners.

I will allow members to book in a guest as they may want to bring members of their household but i will be monitoring this.

For those that have not yet paid your memberships we will have credit card machine and DD forms in the shop ready for you before you play. DD forms can also be found on the membership prices page of the website for you to fill in at home.

In terms of the course we will be adopting measures as before the lockdown with flags in the center of the green and should be left in at all times. it will be only yellow tees and red for the ladies. rakes will not be out as before so you can pick and place in bunkers.

Buggies will be available for those that have need for them and those from the same household can share. please do not get lifts over the bridges on them and remember the back is for clubs not for you to stand on!!!!

Range balls will be available from the shop however we will limit the numbers to 8 at any one time on the driving range so as to keep social distancing. The chipping green and putting green will be available also.

Please remember that we expect if you or any member of your family have any symptoms then we expect you to remain at home.

Play Safe, Stay Safe

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you all from Wednesday onwards.

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