(Issued 27th March 2020)
We have had a busy week putting in to place all of the organisation to look after the Club during the Coronavirus closure.
We have implemented a number of cost saving measures to reduce our expenditure and organised our staffing so that our employees are cared for and that the essential services at the Club are maintained.
We have two staff looking after the course to ensure that its in the best condition possible when we return.
I am working from home and in daily contact with all staff.
Charlie is posting items to our Facebook age so please take a look and practice your technique.
We will keep you updated with any developments.
(Issued 24th March 2020)
Following a number of meetings this morning I would like to update you on the current situation at the Club.
Whilst we remain closed all non essential costs are being managed to reduce the impact on the Club.
The Treasurer is producing a financial report which will be communicated to you in due course.
Andy and Naomi remain in the Clubhouse.
Two staff will work on the course each day to undertake essential duties such as mowing and watering.
Arrangements are in place to safeguard our staff through this difficult period.
Wendy and I will be working from home and will pick up your emails.
Whilst the Course is closed the Practice Facilities will also remain closed.
Further updates will be sent as required.
(Issued 24th March 2020)
Following the Prime Minister’s statement of 23rd March, golf clubs and golf courses in England must now close.
This is deeply regrettable, but a highly necessary and responsible course of action.
Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.
The health and wellbeing of our Members and staff is paramount.
Sheringham Golf Course and Clubhouse buildings is closed until further notice
This message will be updated as more information is available.
(Issued 20th March 2020)
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister a few minutes ago the Clubhouse and all ancillary buildings will close this evening and will not be open until further notice.
The Course will remain open until further notice and you will be welcome to play "Car Park Golf"
The Captain's Drive In is cancelled.
All staff who are fit for work and not in self isolation will be attending work and performing duties in line with Social Distancing etc.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
(Issued 18th March 2020)
Following the recent announcement by the Prime Minister and the UK' s Chief Scientific Officer which included the advice to;
• Avoid Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants
• Avoid Non-Essential Social Contact and Travel
The Club will remain open for the time being, with additional hygiene safeguards in place.(we are sanitizing door handles and surfaces every hour), we will allow Members to make their own choices about using the Club facilities.
Functions have been cancelled and organisational changes have been made to reduce social contact.
• The Golf Course will remain open with the green staff working to ensure that their inter-personal contact is kept to a minimum.
• When playing, please follow the guidance below, in order to minimise risks of contamination:
• Change shoes and clothing in the car park wherever possible
• Don't shake hands
• Maintain the recommended personal distance (currently 2 metres)
• Don't touch the flagstick - leave it in the hole at all times
• Don't use the water fountains - these will be turned off
• Rake bunkers using your club - the green staff will full-rake the course daily...leave it as you would wish to find it!
We have cancelled the New Members evening scheduled for Thursday 26th March. cancelled
We have cancelled Seniors & Ladies Competitions
A number of staff have been isolated as a precaution but at this stage, are not confirmed as having the virus.
The situation is under constant review and we will keep you informed of developments.
(Issued 14th March 2020)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response
We are following daily Government advice updates for advice on dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak and will continue to do so.
In view of the current Government advice on the Coronavirus outbreak we require any Members, or members of staff that have visited or travelled through the listed regions to stay away from the golf club for the period prescribed within the notice.
We further require that any Members, or members of staff who experience the described symptoms to stay away from the golf club for the period prescribed within the notice.
At this stage no other changes are planned by the Club but this is under constant review.
Our staff have all been briefed and cleaning and sanitising procedures re-enforced.
(Issued 5th March 2020)
We have been monitoring the situation relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19) closely since the outbreak started & considering what appropriate actions we should be taking to safeguard the members & staff.
Whilst we know the travel plans of the staff, we do not have the same information in relation to the members & would therefore ask for the same response from members who have either travelled abroad to any of the risk areas or are showing any symptoms that could be attributed to Coronavirus.
Please see below the government guidance on Coronavirus. Up-to-date information can be found through this link. This is updated regularly and members who are concerned are encouraged to check this site for the most current information.
In summary, the advice about returning travellers is that anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, should stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
Anyone who has returned from the following areas since 19 February, should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if they do not have symptoms:
• Specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy including in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano; and in Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo
• ‘Special care zones’ in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea including Daegu and Cheongdo
• Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
Anyone who has returned from the following areas since 19 February and develops symptoms, however mild, should stay indoors at home, avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. They do not need to follow this advice if they have no symptoms.
• Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
Members are asked to advise the Club if they are diagnosed as having contracted Coronavirus, or have been in proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
Information about the virus itself and how to prevent it spreading can be found by cutting and pasting the following link in to your web browser; (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/).
In line with this advice, the Club asks members and staff to ensure they are regularly washing their hands with soap and water, to cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing, and to dispose of any tissues when used. We will also be providing extra hand sanitising gel in toilets and other relevant areas.
We will update members if and when this advice changes materially.
Kind regards & please stay safe