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10th May

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Return to Pitch and Putt Protocol Update


From Monday 10th May.


The following conditions apply: -


  • Any Member who feels unwell or has any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay away from the course
  • Social distancing rules must be observed at all times by members
  • Players are reminded not to handle the other players clubs
  • Players are instructed not to touch the flag or flagstick
  • Rakes to be removed from bunkers. Players are asked to smooth bunkers using their feet or a club. Clubs may introduce a local rule providing placing in bunkers within six inches not nearer the hole
  • No organised social gatherings of any size are permitted at Pitch and Putt facilities, all pitch and putt activities should be organised on “arrive-play –depart without delay
  • From the 10th May 2021 Pitch and Putt Ireland Clubs may organize Club Competitions for Members Only
  • The 7th June will see the return of other formal competitions
  • Players may play in groups of four (No Household Restrictions)
  • Visitors and Green Fees allowed from the 10th May
  • Travel outside your county will be allowed
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  • Clubhouse access confined to toilet facilities only
  • Pitch and Putt Clubs will monitor members behaviour at venues to ensure members are compliant with the protocol for the safe “Return to Pitch and Putt”
  • Clubs should be mindful not to undermine their existing membership, but are free to advertise for “New Members”
  • The protocols for participation in Pitch and Putt activities are the same for those who have been vaccinated and those who are not. If the restrictions for those who have received both doses of their vaccine change, and it is possible for these to be adopted into the return to Pitch and Putt protocols this will be communicated to clubs
  • Pitch and Putt Ireland commends clubs for having shown a high level of compliance thus far and encourages all players and clubs to continue to follow protocols issued in accordance with these measures
  • The Government’s easing of restrictions is taking a phased approach to reduce the risk of a 4th wave and prevent restrictions from needing to be re-introduced at a later stage

The Work Safely Protocol is a revision of the Return to Work Safely Protocol published in May 2020. The revised Protocol incorporates the current advice on the Public Health measures needed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community and workplaces as issued by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the Department of Health and the Government. The Protocol is a general document applicable to all sectors. It sets out the minimum measures required in every place of work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate the re-opening of workplaces following temporary closures and the ongoing safe operation of those workplace. The protocol can be accessed here:

  • Juveniles are allowed to play as outlined in the protocol document, Juveniles are encouraged to return to Pitch and Putt