To: All Member Clubs
7th May 2020
GOLF IN KENYA UNDER COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government of Kenya directives that are meant to stop the spread of the disease. At the moment, playing of the game of golf in Kenya is still allowed as long as golfers strictly follow the set guidelines.
As a follow up to the notice that we sent out on the 8th of April, we would like to extend the suspension of all handicaps in Kenya up to a time that the government shall lift the ban on congregating of 15 people or when we as the governing body of golf in Kenya lift the suspension. Until then, we would like to advise golfers to strictly observe social distancing and follow all the guidelines that have been issued by the government.
Each golf club needs to adapt procedures that will strictly abide with Government of Kenya directives. To this end we would like to advise clubs to consider adopting the following steps to help with compliance
- Practice areas: to avoid gathering at the practice range or practice putting greens, identify how many golfers can safely use these facilities and ensuring the limit is observed. Clubs should also provide sanitisers for golfers using these areas.
- Booking tee times: clubs should organise a system of booking and allocation of tee times to ensure that golfers don’t gather around the tee. The maximum number of golfers in a group per tee time should not exceed three and there is to be a minimum of 10-minute intervals between tee times.
- Notices and reminders: clubs should place notices on tees reminding golfers to keep two meters apart on the teeing areas as well as throughout the round. The starters should also repeat the message to all golfers.
- After the round: remind golfers to leave the course and club facilities after their round. This is more so for clubs that have not reopened their restaurants.