THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has announced Scone Golf Course will reopen, with some restrictions and other local non-contact sports may soon follow.
While golf has not been banned during the pandemic and many golf courses throughout the state have remained opened, Council had closed the Scone Golf Course.
The Council has undertaken a risk assessment with the Scone Golf Committee and the following restrictions apply:
- a maximum of two persons playing at a time;
- one person per golf cart;
- 10 minute intervals between tee times and
- no sharing of items or equipment or use of ball washers, bubblers or taps.
The toilets and practice facilities will remain closed.
Other Sporting Clubs
Council is considering easing restrictions on other non-contact sports throughout the Shire, such as tennis.
Local sporting clubs can make a written submission to Council outlining how their sporting activities could be conducted safely and meet current laws.
Most Council facilities remain closed, with the exception of the Bill Rose Sports Complex for exercise and social distancing must be observed.