As a result of the announcement tonight that New Zealand will be heading into a Level 4 Lockdown from 11.59pm, all golf facilities and golf courses will need to close and only essential golf course maintenance can be undertaken.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the Nation at 6.10pm tonight with the news that as a result of one case of community transmission of Covid-19 Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula will be in alert level 4 for 7 days while the rest of the country will be in it for three days at this stage.
The last time the whole country was plunged into this alert level in March 2020 saw clubs closed for five weeks before returning at alert level 3.
Golf New Zealand has said tonight in a statement that they are working with the government on what the implications for golf will be.
They suggest, based on current and previous advice that all golf club facilities close, that all
Golf courses close and that only essential golf course maintenance can be undertaken.
“This advice may be updated after further consultation with government however we suggest all golf clubs and facilities proceed under this basis for now,” said the statement.
During the 2020 lockdown maintenance work on golf courses was initially banned but was later included as an essential activity. Specific details for alert level 4 is currently unavailable on the Government website.