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Updated BCGBA C-19 Guidance

posted Jul 11, 2020, 9:21 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
RECEIVED TODAY (Saturday 11th July) from Mark Bircumshaw, CEO of the BCGBA, via county secretary Mo Corley:

Said Mark: "This guidance (see attached file) allows for the maximum around the green to increase to 30, as long as clubs risk assess and allow for social distancing.

"It applies from Friday 10th July and will be the holding guidance until we receive approval for the next phase from the Department of Sport. 

"There is a large amount of work needed to to go through the 33 of linked documents before the next update will be available. 

"Competitions remain internal Club comps until this is ready."


30 people allowed at the venue, including those on green, as long as all social distancing is maintained (this will allow up to 30 people in total).

The number of players on the green should be risk assessed by your club and an acceptable number agreed based on the size of the green.

Each group can consist of 2 households, (Social bubbles) or up to 6 from individual households.

All previous social distancing guidance and advice remains in force

You are now able to use club communal equipment however a strict cleaning plan should be displayed and be clear to all players.

  • Equipment to be disinfected/cleaned before and after each game is completed, ie. jacks and mats.
  • Shaking of hands – use appropriate alternative methods. i.e elbows, thumbs up etc.


• You must have a clear process for knowing who is playing at the green, make this as clear as you can for your club members to understand and abide by.

• Please place a sign in clear view of all visitors of the guidelines set out above.

Shared Public greens – ensure you have an attendance list of your club members who have attended should this information be required. You are only responsible for your club members information.

OPEN COMPETITIONS, AND LEAGUE MATCHES, WHETHER FRIENDLY OR COMPETITIVE, ARE NOT PERMITTED. due to the constraints & Regulations on testing which apply to Elite (professional) Sports.

Further Guidance will follow when approved by DCMS (Dept for Sport). 

Malcolm Fletcher,
Jul 11, 2020, 9:21 AM