Northern Ireland Courses To Re-Open Wednesday But Home Of Golf Nation To Stay Closed Until June

Good news for Northern Ireland but still no green light for the Home of Golf nation with golf courses across Scotland not to open until at least into June.

The Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said today (Monday) that groups of six people who do not share the same household will be able to meet from Wednesday.

“Golf clubs will be relieved players will be returning to their fairways,” said the first minister.

Ballyliffin GC and among many gems in Northern Ireland to re-open on Wednesday. (Photo @tourmiss)

Ms O’Neill said there would be “no restrictions on travelling” for any of these activities, but stressed that people availing of any services must use common sense as keeping at least 2m apart from non-household members still applies.

On the opposite side of the North Sea and┬áScotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed “outdoor activities” such as golf will be able to resume but not until after the next review of lockdown restrictions on Thursday May 28.

Sturgeon added she will be providing a “road map” to the easing of the lockdown restrictions in Scotland from this Thursday May 21.

“Within two weeks, we will be taking concrete steps on our journey, I hope, to normality.”

Sturgeon added that the Scottish government would “carefully and gradually seek to lift current restrictions and take a cautious approach to ensure the virus is suppressed.”

Scottish golf courses have remained closed despite UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson relaxing coronavirus restrictions last week.

Golf courses across England re-opened last Wednesday, while Wales and Ireland, as reported above, resumed golf today (Monday) and with courses in Northern Ireland, including 2019 Open Championship host venue at Royal Portrush, being allowed to open this Wednesday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *