Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow golf courses and golf facilities to re-open, subject to safeguards.
Golf courses along with other sports facilities remain closed at this time in line with the government's clear message to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
The government is in regular contact with stakeholders across the sport and physical activity sector and will continue to provide advice as and when there are any changes to the current guidance. The Government’s position is led by our medical experts and the key priority is to protect people’s health,
Despite the current restrictions, it is vitally important that we keep the nation active, which is why a person can leave the house for one form of exercise a day; for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of their household.
1. Allow golf courses to open during the new lockdown
04/01/2021 - Petitions
Found: Allow golf courses to open during the new lockdown.
Golf courses are widely open to fresh air and
2. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
31/10/2020 - Petitions
Found: The Government should allow golf courses to remain open during the second lockdown, and any future restrictions
3. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
25/03/2020 - Petitions
Found: people. The Government should allow golf courses to open so families or individuals can play golf in order
Found: certain businesses and venues in England.
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring
5. 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELMWOOD GOLF COURSE
18/04/2018 - Early Day Motions
Found: the opening of Elmwood Golf Course located near Cupar, Fife; notes that the golf course, owned and managed
1. Golf Tourism
27/01/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: Andrews, which is known worldwide as the home of golf. As the local Member of Parliament, I have to declare - Speech Link
2. Spring 2021 Covid-19 Road Map
22/03/2021 - Westminster Hall
1: arrangements. Timings of debates have been amended to allow technical arrangements to be made for the next debate - Speech Link
2: created and signed the petitions we are debating. Golf courses will reopen on 29 March. Many people will be - Speech Link
3. Covid-19: Restrictions on Gyms and Sport
23/11/2020 - Westminster Hall
1: over 614,000 signatures. The second, to exempt golf courses from covid-19 restrictions, was started by Monty - Speech Link
4. Grassroots Sporting Fixtures and Facilities
11/01/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: return of grassroots sports and the reopening of facilities an immediate priority as soon as it is safe to - Speech Link
2: the Minister say when, in England, sports such as golf and tennis, which enable social distancing, as well - Speech Link
3: that it is a priority to get these sports facilities open when they can, but is there also a concerted - Speech Link
5. Psychiatrists: Referral Fees
07/06/2018 - Lords Chamber
1: Kingdom. Its guidance is clear that doctors must not allow any financial interest to affect the way that they - Speech Link
2: system that is being exploited. What are the Government doing to increase the number of psychiatrists - Speech Link
3: explicit in its guidance that doctors must not allow any financial interest—either the fact or the perception - Speech Link