Light at the end of tunnel

THE Guernsey Sports Commission has sought clarity from Public Health over what sporting activities may be possible as the island exits from lockdown.

Although clubhouse facilities will remain closed, golfers will be allowed to play as long as they comply with strict procedures including an online process for signing in and out as implemented by the respective golf clubs.  (29259943)
Although clubhouse facilities will remain closed, golfers will be allowed to play as long as they comply with strict procedures including an online process for signing in and out as implemented by the respective golf clubs. (29259943)

And if they get a positive response it is immediate good news for golfers, cyclists and athletes and tennis players who, in theory, could return to action from Monday as long as they maintain a minimum of 2m social distance.

Public Health have confirmed that this will allow groups of up to five cyclists to ride together as part of their four hours of daily exercise – as long as they maintain a 2m distance between them.

Although clubhouse facilities will remain closed, golfers will be allowed to play as long as they comply with strict procedures including an online process for signing in and out as implemented by the respective golf clubs.

All games must be played within the four-hour exercise window and social distancing should be maintained throughout.

Clubs will need to register with the States of Guernsey and confirm any method statement outlining the way they propose operating.

Athletes may meet in groups of up to five for training. Again social distancing must be adhered to and all training is to be completed within the four-hour exercise limit.

If any sporting organisation has any questions or requires further clarity on what may be allowed at this time they should contact the Sports Commission’s relationship director Steve Sharman at steve.sharman@guernseysports.com, who will seek guidance from Public Health.

Further easing of sporting restrictions will come as part of recovery stages two and three.

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