What does the Rule Of Six And Golf Trips mean for you? From Monday ‘The rule of six’ came into effect in England which stipulated that no more than six people can meet in a group indoors or outdoors. For many of you who are part of a golf group, this has caused a little confusion on whether your trip can still go ahead or whether you can still book Autumn and Winter.

Below, we answer your FAQs on the new Rule of Six And Golf Trips.

Can we still travel in our group?

Yes, according to EnglandGolf.org  golf can continue to be played as long as safety guidelines are adhered to and on-course groups sizes do not exceed the new legal limit of six people. 4-Balls are therefore allowed on course.

If your group/society is bigger than 6 people, you need to think about how you will arrive at your golf break. Your travel arrangements to and from the golf course/resort needs to fit with this new government regulation.

You may be asked to nominate a ‘bubble of 6’ on arrival for bigger groups who will need to sit together at breakfast and dinner at all times.

Before, during and after your round, you also need to take care not to mix and form larger groups.

Two people can still share a room, meaning twin rooms are permitted.

How does this impact dining/bar arrangements?

The clubhouse and restaurant can continue to accommodate many social groups as long as each individual group is no larger than six people. Everyone must continue to social distance.

Groups of 7+ should split into smaller groupings, based on the smaller bubble of people you have been with throughout your trip including on the course.

Rules for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland?

England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Outdoors 6 people – multiple households No more than 6 people (age 12+) from 2 households Up to 30 people Up to 15 people
Social Distance 1m+ 2m 2m 2m
Indoor 6 people – multiple households No more than 6 people (age 12+) from 2 households Up to 6 people (age 11+) – Extended households 6 people from 2 households

South Wales has added more local lockdowns from 22/09/20 – The Welsh government have said ‘people will not be allowed to enter or leave these areas’. If you have a booking coming up that will be impacted by the lockdown, we will be in contact with you to discuss your options. The main affected courses will be The Celtic Manor and Royal Porthcawl as they are in affected areas.

Scotland‘s Government has updated their guidelines 23/09/20 to say ‘If you are staying in a hotel, B&B or similar accommodation, you should not have more than one household (or extended household) staying in each room booked.’

Can our group still go?

Many bookings to UK venues are not disrupted but our Travel Experts will be in touch with you if there are any restrictions that may make your trip unable to go ahead.

We are also offering a Flexibility Guarantee. Click here to find out more >>

We must also remind you to always check your latest local COVID19 guidelines before you travel or make final arrangements due to potential local restrictions/lockdowns. Golf Safe everyone.

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