New Provincial Restrictions Announced to Help Save Our Summer

via AGA-BC
Current Information as of April 23, 2021

Today, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth provided additional detail of increased travel restrictions for non-essential travel in BC through May 25th announced last Monday by BC Premier John Horgan, Minister of Health Adrian Dix, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.  READ MORE

April 27th Update on Covid-19 Restrictions for Golf Operators

via AGA-BCreleased April 27, 2021 We want to thank everyone for their continued implementation of COVID-19 protection procedures that support the safe operation of golf in British Columbia and suggest increased vigilance on enforcing protocols may be required.  READ MORE

Golf (Tournaments) Included in Group Sport Restrictions

via AGA-BCposted April 21, 2021 Group sports are activities involving more than one person. This includes group training and practice for an individual or team sport. Games, tournaments and competitions for indoor and outdoor group sports for people 22 years of age and older are prohibited.  READ MORE

AGA-BC Publishes How to Golf Responsibly Amidst COVID-19

via Allied Golf Association of BC We have the great fortune to continue to play golf in British Columbia amidst COVID-19 as our provincial health authorities recognize the activity is performed outside and can be enjoyed with proper protocols in place and adherence to provincial health orders.  READ MORE

Operational Reminders & Best Practices for Golf Courses

via AGA-BC 1. Refresh yourselves on the COVID-19 Protection - Best Practices for the Responsible Operations of BC Golf Courses as there are a few new requirements since some courses closed last fall, such as daily health checks for all employees.  READ MORE

COVID-19 Resources for the British Columbia Golf Industry

via AGA-BCPosted on April 5, 2021Last Updated: April 23, 2021 The landscape in which the golf industry operates is continually changing and keeping up to date with the latest support, benefits, health orders, etc. can be daunting. In addition to changes to support programs, the Provincial Health Officer is continually updating regulations and guidelines to provide accurate and effective control measures.  READ MORE

Tourism Issues Joint Statement Asking People to Stay Local

via AGA-BCPosted on April 23, 2021 Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport; Richard Porges, interim president and CEO, Destination BC; Brenda Baptiste, chair, Indigenous Tourism BC; Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC; and Ingrid Jarrett, president and CEO, BC Hotel Association have released the following statement asking all British Columbians to stay local unless travel is absolutely essential:  READ MORE

Golfers Demand Ontario Reverse Closures

Via CBCHallie Cotnam · CBC News · Posted: Apr 21, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: April 23 Sport lovers say golfing is safe and deserves to reopen just like playgrounds.  READ MORE

London Area Golf Course Plans to Reopen, Defying Ontario COVID Rules

via London Free PressAuthor of the article:Kathleen Saylors  •  Woodstock Sentinel-ReviewPublishing date:Apr 23, 2021 A golf course east of London is opening Saturday in defiance of public-health regulations and appears to be fully booked for this weekend despite pandemic stay-at-home orders.  READ MORE