SGA Safe Management Plans

The Singapore Golf Association (SGA) has established a set of guidelines to safeguard all golfers, staff and visitors’ safety and wellbeing. We seek the golf clubs’ and golfers’ continued cooperation in ensuring adherence to these guidelines in addition to all other related government advisories.

Please see attached updated Safe Management plans which will be in effect. Please also use attached event factsheet template to submit SMMs for each event for approval.

Key updates:

Group Size

Group activities are allowed for up to 2 individuals (including instructor / coach). This applies for all settings – indoors and outdoors regardless of masked or unmasked activity. Physical activity of a social nature (that does not involve any instructor / coach) should be kept to a limit of 2 participants.

 

On-course

Standard on-course golfing flights based on an 18-hole golf course capacity will be allowed with the following measures:

  • For 2 pax or less in a flight: masks on at all times, but can be taken off during strenuous activity.
  • More than 2 pax in a flight: masks on at all times, cannot be taken off throughout the game
  • One flight cannot have more than 4 pax. (2 groups of 2 pax)
  • 2m safe distance is required within the same group (of 2 pax) at all times
  • 3m safe distance is required between groups at all times
  • Caddies are included when counting the group size.
    • Each caddy can only serve one player at a time (during one full play)
    • To observe and follow the latest Safe Management Measure rules, with regards to safe distancing during play.
    • Caddy is to wear masks at all times. Wearing of face shield is highly encouraged in addition to masks.
    • To mitigate risk of exposure for caddy and player, it is highly encouraged that a caddy should wear disposable gloves and sanitize hands regularly.

 

Organised Classes/Programmes

  • Multiple groups of 2, up to 50 participants (including instructor / coach) or up to the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower, can take place for indoor masked and outdoor masked/unmasked activities.
  • Multiple groups of 2, up to 30 participants (including instructor / coach) or up to the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower, can take place for indoor unmasked activities. All participants have to be fully vaccinated for the class/programme to take place. If any of the participants is not fully vaccinated (or does not have a valid PET result / is not a recovered COVID-19 individual), then indoor unmasked activity for that group is prohibited.

Vulnerable Groups

  • MTF is urging seniors 60 years and above, to stay at home except for essential activities such as buying food, groceries, and individual exercise activities in uncrowded locations as they are vulnerable to the virus.
  • Children 12 years old and below (born in 2009 onwards) are not vaccinated and need to be protected. In line with this, all organised sport or physical exercise/activity classes/programmes catering to children 12 years old and below are to be suspended or moved online from 27 September to 10 October 2021. This includes golf lessons and competitions catered to children 12 years old and below.

 

General Operations

  • All golf events or competitions organized must have explicit approval of its Safe Management Measures (SMM) plans in place by SGA or SportSG
  • “Use and leave” principle or “Play golf and go home” concept is encouraged
  • Registration for golf rounds should be done by 1 golfer on behalf of the flight, if possible
  • Minimize cash transactions at the club
  • Details of non-member golfer or visitor should be recorded, Eg. mobile number and address for contact tracing purposes
  • All golf or facility bookings should be done online or any other methods virtually. Where not possible, put in-place safe distancing measures.
  • Safe distancing indicators should be clearly marked on the ground at registration or any possible crowded areas

 

Driving range

  • For driving ranges with distance between bays (edge to edge) equal to or more than 2 metres:
      • Adjacent bays usage is allowed 
      • Mask should be worn as a default. Masks can be taken off if performing strenuous activities when playing golf, although it is still recommended as good practice even under such circumstances. Masks must be worn once the individual has ceased strenuous activity (eg. sitting on the bench/chair).
      • Need to ensure that “group of 2” rule is maintained. Thus:
      • Do not allow more than one person per bay and leave one bay empty after every 2 bays, to comply to 3m rule between groups
  • For driving ranges with distance between bays (edge to edge) less than 2 metres:
      • Option 1: By default, the operator should allow for alternate bays to be used.  Mask should be worn as a default. Masks can be taken off if performing strenuous activities when playing golf. Masks must be worn once the individual has ceased strenuous activity (eg. sitting on the bench/chair).
      • Option 2: If the operator wishes to allow using adjacent bays, they need to ensure 100% compliance for all participants to be masked up at all times, irrespective of during play or rest. 
      • For Option 2, need to ensure that “group of 2” rule is maintained. Thus:
      • Do not allow more than one person per bay and leave one bay empty after every 2 bays, to comply to 3m rule between groups

 

Please click on the links below to view the respective Safe Management Plans

Safe Management plan for Golf Clubs and Public Golf Facilities
Version 20 (updated 7 October 2021)

Safe Management plan for all Golf Academies located at Golf Clubs and Public Golf Facilities
Version 17 (updated 7 October 2021)

For SGA Safe Management Measures Event Factsheet Template, please Click HERE

For Sports SG Advisory, please Click HERE