Tuesday 27th April 2021
Dear Affiliated Club,
Following this week's announcement by the First Minister, Scottish Golf welcomes confirmation that mainland Scotland will be entering Level 3 on Monday 26th April.
We have received final approval from our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government on our updated guidance which is available here.
Our updated guidance means that from Monday 26th April, the following changes will take place:
Adults living in Level 3 or Level 4 areas may leave their local authority area to participate in informal exercise and organised sport that starts and finishes in the same place.
Clubhouse facilities may open.
All indoor hospitality may operate until 20.00, allowing 6 people from 2 households to meet. No alcohol is permitted.
All outdoor hospitality may resume. Groups may consist of up to 6 people from 6 households. Alcohol may be served, and licensing times apply.
Clubs should note that the Scottish Government has issued updated guidance, available here, with additional precautions for hospitality venues. The guidance highlights that hospitality venues should gather contact details for all their customers – not just for the lead member of each group.
We know that 26th April is a date that will have been circled in the diaries of both golf clubs and golfers across Scotland for some time now, and we are delighted that we can continue to make progress out of lockdown. We would remind everyone to continue to follow the latest guidance and take the required precautions to ensure we can continue to benefit from these new relaxations.
Please note that detail for all other levels remains indicative at this stage and could be subject to further relaxation or change. You can continue to keep up to date on all the latest COVID-19 updates on our dedicated webpage here.
Karin Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Golf.
Wednesday 14th April 2021
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The revised full guide can be found in the Covid-19 hub
Thursday 8th April 2021
From 2nd April advice to stay at home will change to stay local and from 5th April level 4 restrictions will apply. For further information click on the tab.
Thursday 8th April 2021
Many golf clubs operate under partial exemption VAT rules because of their trading position.
HMRC have acknowledged that Covid-19 restrictions over the last 12 months may well have had an adverse impact on clubs partial exemption position and accordingly have provided some additional flexibility that clubs may well wish to take advantage of for their VAT accounting.
The SGCMA is the professional Association for managers of Scottish Golf and Sports Clubs. The objectives of the Association are to improve the management of clubs through education, peer networking and assistance and support of club officers. The Association was formed in 2016 by the members of two managers organisations coming together with these shared objectives and is supported by a partnership with Scottish Golf Ltd.
The Scottish Golf and Club Managers Association is committed to providing the necessary support for all Club Managers throughout Scotland through first class education, and networking opportunities.
We will inspire our members to strive for more, and provide an education programme that is exactly what they want and offer a networking programme where like-minded individuals can share information and learn from one another.