Under Covid-19 Alert Level 1 Rules.
We are no longer offering tee time bookings. The exception is for Manukorihi club members, when tee times can be reserved for Saturday mornings. Thankyou.
The coronavirus Covid-19 disease has been contained in New Zealand allowing the move to Alert Level 1, but it is still uncontrolled in many countries overseas. The main controls in New Zealand under Alert Level 1 are border restrictions and managed isolation or quarantine for people entering the country. The playing of golf and golf club operations under Alert Level 1 look much as they did pre-Covid-19 but with border restrictions. There are no restrictions on golf club operations (including the hospitality component), no restrictions on gatherings, no requirements for physical distancing, and no requirements to keep records to enable contact tracing.
At Alert Level 1, while none of the public health requirements is mandatory, it is important to remain vigilant and continue to practise good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission. We should be vigilant in maintaining these good practices so that we are prepared to move quickly back into higher alert levels if needed.
The capacity to undertake rapid contact tracing is critical to enable quickly getting on top of and suppressing any future outbreak. At Alert Level 1 record-keeping to enable contact tracing is not a requirement, however as part of public vigilance it is still encouraged. Contact tracing will be carried out for any probable or confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Responsibility is on the individual to maintain a record of where they have been and who they have been in contact with to enable rapid contact tracing in the event they have contact with an active case.
Golf clubs do not have to maintain a register of participants but should continue to enable participants to contact trace by displaying QR codes and signage. It is useful to retain these good practices if we have to move back up to Alert Level 2.
Cleaning and Hygiene
Golfers should continue basic hygiene measures such as regularly washing and drying their hands with soap and coughing and sneezing into their elbow.
Golf clubs should continue to regularly clean shared surfaces and to provide hand-washing or sanitising facilities. However, there is no requirement to deep-clean or sanitise equipment between uses.
Public Health Measures and the “10 Golden Rules”
1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school and don’t play sport or socialise.
2. If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or healthline.
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3. Wash your hands frequently.
4. Sneeze or cough into your elbow and regularly clean shared surfaces.
5. Self-isolate if you’re told by officials to do so.
6. Stay healthy and work with your GP if you have underlying health issues.
7. Keep track of where you’ve been.
8. Businesses help people track movements by displaying a QR code.
9. Stay vigilant.
10. Be kind to others and yourself.