March 25, 2020

PVGC Covid-19 Update

There is a lot of information circulation at the moment. Below is the current advice if:

I live with someone who’s in home isolation. Do I need to self-isolate too?

You don’t need to stay in home isolation unless the person in home isolation who you live with gets sick and becomes a confirmed case. Then you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
If you don’t get sick in that time, you’ll be free to leave home isolation. It’s OK to go to work /school. As always, cover any coughs or sneezes and wash your hands often, especially after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose.

Reduction in Field Size

Notification has been received that competition fields are to be limited to a maximum of 92.

At present we have a field of over 100 for this Saturday’s competition.
We ask that if you are considering not playing or have decided not to play, can you please remove yourself from the competition via Our Golf or contacting the pro shop on 6335 5740.

In the event that we still have more participants than spots available, all names will go into a ballot for the 92 spots available.

We understand that if you miss out on a spot you will disappointed, but we believe this to be the fairest way to proceed.

Changes to Events

Below are the events that we have been notified of that have been cancelled or suspended:

❖ Poatina Cancelled
❖ Ulverstone Cancelled
❖ Good will tournament Suspended
❖ Campbell Town Farmers Day Suspended
❖ St Helens Vets Cancelled

Course Changes

Extra steps have been taken to ensure we eliminate the spreads of the disease:

1. Flag stick not to be removed
2. Bunkers rakes removed. Use your foot and club to smooth sand
3. No nearest pins/power pins

Below is information received from golf Australia:

Playing Golf:

It should be noted that the vast majority of golfers can and should continue to visit your clubs and facilities as per normal.
Of course, golfers should exhibit a heightened awareness of personal hygiene as has been encouraged by state and federal health departments. By its nature, golf promotes a level of social distancing and while it is important that this is adhered to, golf is a lower risk sport than many others.
We ask all members to put their health and those around them first. If you are feeling unwell or in the high risk category, make the decision that is in your best interest.

As things change, we will endeavour to get you updated with the latest developments.

General information about Covid-19 from Department of Health

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