Corona Virus – Update 20th March 2020

Corona Virus – Update 20th March 2020


Following the Government announcement this evening the Board’s emergency team held a conference call meeting to agree our actions for the Club to ensure that we comply with the new operating restrictions placed upon the hospitality business in particular. We have agreed to implement the following measures with immediate effect:


The Clubhouse will be shut until further notice with the exception of the toilets off the main lobby for both ladies and men. The toilets will be cleaned half hourly between 08.00 and 17.00 to provide the highest level of hygiene and sanitation that we believe is reasonable to protect users.Toilets can be accessed through the front door. All other areas of the Clubhouse are closed and members should not try to access them.


The stewards will offer a takeaway service from the patio doors for sandwiches and coffee and whilst stocks last beers and other drinks will be available for purchase and consumption on the patio. We will not be ordering any new time limited products so when current stocks are exhaustedwe will cease sales.


The halfway house will operate a takeaway service and orders can be placed over the phone so that they are ready for collection on arrival at the tenth green. The building itself apart from the toilets will be closed to members and a table will be used to restrict access. 


The Professional shop will likewise be open but with no access into the shop and a counter area at the door will be implemented to ensure that the whole shop area remains as safe as possible.


The course will remain open to members and guests but we would ask groups not to congregate at the first tee area or outside the Clubhouse and observe the pre-booked tee times.


Competitions will continue to take place but they will all be non-qualifiers and cards will be returned to a box outside the professional shop. They will not be processed until at least two days after the competition but as they are non-qualifiers this will not affect handicaps.


The changes to our operations that were announced in Wednesdays update remain in place apart from where superseded by this notice.


The Board recognise that this is a difficult time for everyone at the Club and are happy to receive any comments about the decisions that we have taken, or matters and opportunities that we may have inadvertently missed.


Mike Heath

Hon Secretary SRGC, on behalf of the Board