Guidance for Members on the wearing of face coverings whilst in the clubhouse

Following the latest update from Wales Golf Received Friday 11th September the following additional measures are required.

Baron Hill Update to Members to be Applied from 14th September 2020

Dear Baron Hill Golf Club Members,

On Friday 11th September Wales Golf issued a further bulletin, see below:-

Wales Golf COVID-19

The Welsh Government have introduced a tightening of the COVID-19 restrictions from Monday 14th of September:

  • A maximum of six people from the extended household bubble will be able to meet indoors at any one time. This rule applies in clubhouses including restaurants and bar facilities. Please note: Children under 11 will not be counted in the six people.
  • It will be compulsory for people over the age of 11 to wear a face-covering in public indoor space such as professional shops & clubhouses.
  • Face coverings will not be required by customers in pubs or restaurants (E.G Clubhouse bar and restaurants areas)
  • Up to 30 people can still meet up outside

The executive committee felt this bulletin was sending a mixed message & we sought further clarity on the subject of face coverings in indoor spaces; We received the following further clarification on 12th September:-

  • The latest changes to the guidelines are quite problematic as they have not fully published the details in full as yet. We are monitoring all Welsh Government announcements as we try and decipher their implications.
  • At present, Face-masks will not be required in the bar area providing that the individuals are eating or drinking. Otherwise face-masks must be worn in all public indoor spaces.

We must emphasise for the safety of the wider membership any member/visitor/member of staff showing any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay away from the club until such a time as they have had a negative test result.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

Summary of changes from 14th September

The executive committee have decided to implement a policy of face covering to be worn at all times indoors by both members & staff from the 14th September unless eating or drinking.

Club News

  1. All members are reminded they must pre-book a tee-time to assist in trace, track & record;
  2. We would like to congratulate the match committees for ensuring the full seasons fixtures will be completed by early October;
  3. The Captain’s Charity event is taking place on the 4th October see Masterscoreboard for full details;
  4. We would like to welcome co-opted members to the exec Gethin Morgan & Ian Jones;
  5. The New to Golf Sessions are progressing well with 2 more sessions to go to complete the 6 weeks training;

Members are reminded that we must follow the guidance provided by both Wales Golf & The Government, we could face a visit to ensure we are compliant; anybody showing symptoms of COVID-19 should follow the guidance on self-isolation.

Kind Regards,

Board of Directors Baron Hill Golf Club