Covid Update

Posted on: 8 September

Dear GMGA Members,

Earlier today the Premier of Victoria announced the lifting of most pandemic restrictions for Regional Victoria

Except for Greater Shepparton.

Therefore residents and golf clubs in the City of Greater Shepparton Local Government Area; lockdown restrictions still apply.

Merrigum, Hill Top Tatura, Kialla, Mooroopna, Shepparton and Cosgrove = NO GOLF

GMGA Clubs in NSW   Rich River, Mathoura, Cobram-Barooga and Tocumwal the existing NSW restrictions remain.

Golf Australia sought clarification from the Government about some of the conditions and have sent the following information to Victorian Clubs and on the GA website

Golf Australia, the PGA and WPGA continue to work closely with the Victorian government to accelerate the return of Golf in Victoria.

We support the Government’s vaccination program and believe this is the best pathway to a full return for our sport.

Operations Advice – Regional Victoria

  • Regional clubs and facilities may operate from 11.59pm, Thursday 9th September.
  • Play in 4s.
  • No competition golf may be played.
  • Spectators are prohibited except for one parent permitted to supervise children.
  • Coaching – outdoors only limited to 10 people plus the coach.
  • Masks must be worn at all times unless there is a medical reason not to do so. This includes while playing golf.
  • All staff, members and visitors must check in using the QR service.

Clubhouse Operations – Regional Victoria

  • Food and beverage service – Seated service only with a maximum of 20 people outdoors and 10 indoors subject to meeting the density limits of one person per four square metres. For avoidance of doubt, this is a maximum of 30 people across your facility.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • All staff, members and visitors must check in using the QR service.


Clubs that can open, please adhere to this advice and for Clubs in Greater Shepparton the above may help you prepare for ??? hopefully next week

David Roberts





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