After many positive signs about the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. As the number of new cases dropped continuously for several days and the number of cured cases increased significantly, the UK government officials allowed the relaxation of some blockade measures to be relaxed.
Along with the United States, golf courses in the UK are gradually returning to their normal state as government officials allow the relaxation of blockades to be relaxed.
Outdoor sports activities are allowed to return
The UK announced that outdoor sports activities may return in this country on Wednesday (May 13, 2020). However, people are only allowed to practice alone or with family members to ensure safety and minimize contact with the community.
Announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson means that the golf courses have been given the “green light” after the closing time from March 23. According to R&A and National Golf Foundation statistics, the UK now has 2,270 golf courses, ranking the fourth among leading countries in the number of golf courses worldwide, just behind the US, Japan and Canada.
While Britain has gradually relaxed, there has been no change in current policy in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Therefore, the golf courses here continue to close until a new notice from the officials of the countries. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasized that her message was still at home.
European captain of the Solheim Cup Catriona Matthew praised Scotland’s decision to be justified in the context of the English golf courses turning to open state because the country ‘s infectious coefficient (R) is higher.
Accordingly, the British government announced outdoor sports activities may be allowed to return from Wednesday 13/5. However, to ensure social separation and avoid the risk of infection, people are only allowed to practice alone or with family members.
This announcement also means that golf courses in the UK will gradually be reopened after the closing time from March 23. Currently, there are about 2,270 golf courses according to R&A and National Golf Foundation, second only to the US, Japan and Canada.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have yet to announce any removal of travel restrictions and social distance. Therefore, the golf courses here remain closed until further notice from officials of these countries.
According to the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon the message to the people at the moment is still at home. This is a reasonable decision because this infection rate (R) in Scotland is higher than in the UK.